New Delhi, (PremBabu Sharma) :
Oxford Bookstore, Delhi and NEN hosted an engaging book reading session of The Fresh Brew- Chronicles of Business and Freedom, by Amit Haralalka & Amitabh Thakur. The Fresh Brew is a compilation of inspiring life stories of twenty five IIM Lucknow alumni who gave up their lucrative jobs to follow their heart, their dream and their passion. Nitin Das, a renowned film maker, Saurabh Chopra, a successful entrepreneur and Sumant Bhargava, An IIM graduate and MD of Stargaze Entertainment graced the evening at the occasion as the Guests of Honor.
The Fresh Brew- Chronicles of Business and Freedom has been written by two IIM Lucknow alumni - Amit Haralalka & AmitabhThakur who have penned down the lives of twenty five young people who did it all to do what they were most passionate about in their life. These alumni chose not to tread the beaten path and became entrepreneurs or pursued alternate careers of their choice. The book is a collection of their experiences and intends to bring out the subtle dilemmas that they negotiated-both personal and professional. The reading session was very engaging and the audience at the event drew a lot of inspiration from the stories that were read out to them.
Some praise for the book:
"I am sure, this book will inspire the creation of many such leaders who would emerge as employment generators for the nation."
Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Former President of India, in his Foreword to the book
“Too many books just focus on the ‘good and successful’ parts of entrepreneurship, but this book makes you feel both the pain and the glory achieved by the entrepreneurs. Read it, read it again and if you have the guts to make the leap, do it.”
Allwin Agnel, Founder & CEO, PaGaLGuY.com“These fabulous and well-told stories span entrepreneurship from areas as diverse as arts, IT, and football. I found myself inspired by the entrepreneurs’ perseverance and passion. If you haven’t yet decided to follow your dream, after reading these stories, you surely will!”Laura Parkin, CEO and Co-founder, National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN)
About the Book:
The Fresh Brew contains inspiring life stories of twenty five IIM Lucknow Alumni who followed their heart, their dream, their passion! Many gave up lucrative careers with leading banks, consulting firms, marketing firms, technology firms to strike out on their own. They became entrepreneurs or pursued alternate and independent careers. This is a collection of their experiences and learning’s and brings out the subtle dilemmas that they negotiated on their quest for independence – both personal and professional.
About the Authors:
Amit Haralalka is from the MBA class at IIM Lucknow. He has experience across consumer goods, technology and education and blogs at TalkingTails.in,Amitabh Thakur is a fellow at IIM Lucknow. He is an IPS officer and is also associated with social work as President of IRDS and National RTI Forum.