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on Aug. 13, 2010 :
Entrepreneur Journeys (Vol 1) is an aspiring entrepreneur's one stop shop for all his queries... especially if you are a newbie (like me) this should be your first step !
Sramana mitra's lucid yet assertive diction enthralls you and leaves you gasping for more. Her technical prowess and keen sense of business acumen is evident in this book. It makes you dwell upon it, hours after every reading session. I found the second story particularly very engaging !
All the stories are weaved to perfection and have a seamless link that makes the book stand out and have a lasting impact in you.
To put it in a nutshell, this book gave me the much needed head start to plunge into "MY" journey of entrepreneurship !!
(reviewed long after purchase)
on July 30, 2009 :
Entrepreneur's Journey goes into the depths of each founder's life, their motivation, continued driving forces and describes in great details their unique technical, business and marketing challenges. When I started reading the book I mentally compared it to the "Founders at Work" in which entrepreneurs are similarly interviewed. One will see however that the author of this book successfully poses very probing questions - that clearly displays a knowledge of technology and business and therefore helps engage the reader very actively, coercing them into analyzing the pros and cons of each decisions during the journey. It was a great read for my analytical mind that refuses to easily accept a decision choice without being explained the complex personal and marketing choices that went into it.
(I found it interesting that the first two stories were interconnected - with respect to the optical communication meltdown !)
The book is very current in terms of the technology and trends it refers to. It is also very useful to young entrepreneurs like me to help learn more about the evolution of technology and industry (and consolidations) in the last twenty thirty years.
In this book one learns a lot about company culture, cost cutting, humility .. even the value of extreme skiing in entrepreneurship !
(reviewed within a month of purchase)