The Game Changers
The Game Changers is a book about initiative and innovative thinking. It is also an inspiring self-help book that narrates the stories of 20 successful entrepreneurs.
Summary of the Book
IITians in India are a privileged lot. They toil to enter the portals of India’s most prestigious engineering college, but once their education is complete, seven figure salaries and blazing career paths await them. However, there are people who break the mould ‘ IITians who have rejected cushy jobs because their inner instinct told them that bigger and better things awaited them if they took a different path. This book traces the story of 20 such individuals from IIT Kharagpur.The book covers the stories of some quite well-known figures. They include Krishna Mehta, Ventakata Subramaniam, Sunil Gaitonde, Arvind Kejriwal, Anuradha Acharya, Vikram Kumar, Bikash Barai, Praful Kulkarni, Anand Deshpande, Vijay Kumar, Arjun Malhotra, Sam Dalal, Suhas Patil, Kiran Seth, Bikram Dasgupta, Prabhakant Sinha, Ranbir Singh Gupta, Vinod Gupta, Sridhar Mittal and Harish Hande.
Dr Damodar Acharya, director, IIT Kharagpur, has written the introduction. There is also a Foreword by Dr D Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India. The book gives the reader a peep into people who have made a success of their life by taking the path less trodden. In addition to this, there are also valuable insights and advice from the people featured in the book.
General Reception and Other Adaptations
The Hindustan Times reported that the book featured in the top 10 non-fiction books as per Nielson bookscan. It also made it to the Business Standard best seller list as No 1 in the business best sellers segment.
About the Authors
Yuvensh Modi and Rahul Kumar are undergraduates studying at IIT Kharagpur. Both of them are graduate students of Maths and Computing. While Yuvnesh Modi is from Kolkata, Rahul Kumar grew up in a small town in Jharkhand. Alok Kothari is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur and is a founding member of the IIT Kharagpur Entrepreneurial Cell. He was one of the editors of The Entrepreneur and is currently working on a research project in Germany.
The Ten Rules For Social Success
How to win friends and influence people for India
When it comes to getting ahead in life, who we know is as important as what we do. How do you draw people to you? Impress the powerful? Make an impact and extend your circle of acquaintances? Cultivate influential friends?
Suhel Seth, a man who knows almost everyone there is to know in the country, brings you the ultimate guide to social success. From the secret to throwing a successful party to the benefits of befriending the less important half of a couple, he gives you canny advice and strategies to become a successful networker.
Inspiring, provocative, and wise, Get to the Top is the ultimate book about wielding soft power.
About the Author
Suhel Seth is the Managing Partner of Counselage India, the only strategic brand management and marketing consultancy in the country advising chairpersons and CEOs on branding and marketing.
His clients include R.K. Krishna Kumar of the House of Tata, S. Ramadorai of TCS, Analjit Singh of Max Hospitals, Pawan Munjal of Hero Honda, Sanjiv Goenka of the RPG Group, and Prannoy Roy of NDTV.
Suhel writes columns in The Financial Times, Hindustan Times, The Telegraph, and The Indian Express on current affairs and has co-authored two books on Calcutta with Khushwant Singh and R.K. Laxman.