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“Nistha’s first-person stories make vivid the effervescence that characterizes entrepreneurship in modern India – the twists and turns, the ups and downs, the creativity and sheer exhilaration. Read and enjoy!”(Prof Tarun Khanna, Harvard Business School Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School; Director, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University)
“Entrepreneurs rarely open up as candidly as Nistha has gotten them to. Kudos to her“(Allwin Agnel, Allwin Agnel, Founder/CEO at PaGaLGuY.com)
“Indian startup ecosystem needs relatable inspiration and this book brings that. While it is fascinating to read about Jobs, Musk, Gates, and Zuckerberg, our entrepreneurs can learn more from home-grown entrepreneurs whose challenges and approaches are much relevant to our business models. I was especially fascinated to read the story of Girish Mathrubootham.”(Balaji Viswanathan, CEO at Invento, Most follower writer on Quora)
(Rakesh Basant, Professor of Economics, IIM Ahmedabad)
“This is a “must read” for all entrepreneurs. Nistha has truly captured an authentic perspective of what it takes to build companies in India!“(Prashant Mehta, Partner, Lightbox)
I worked with Nistha for several years—she has a tremendous intellect and a fearless entrepreneurial spirit. This will be a fun read!
The Indian flavour of entrepreneurship is as creative, vibrant and colourful as the country itself. Part textbook and part tour guide, No Shortcuts captures that flavour in a way that delivers both generalizable lessons and insights into the unique character of Indian entrepreneurs in their environment.
About the Author
A successful Wall Street professional and early employee in Manhattan startups, Nistha returned to India in 2012 to start her own Indian entrepreneurial journey. After a couple of attempts, she found success in Scholar Strategy, an education counseling company that prides itself in helping 100s of students getting into top universities across the world including Harvard and MIT. This unique lifestyle business allows Nistha to work only 6 months a year, spending the remaining time traveling and writing.
Her first novel, Seven Conversations, interpreted Bhagvad Gita in a modern context and gathered rave reviews. With 32,000+ followers, and 4.5M+ views on her answers on the popular American QnA based website, Quora, Nistha writes extensively on careers, entrepreneurship and pursuing one’s passion. Her articles have appeared on Entrepreneur, Times, DailyO, DNA, Tribune and other leading media outlets.
Previously, she studied Computer Science at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign and dropped out of MBA program at NYU Stern where she organized Stern’s first Entrepreneurship Summit inviting the likes of Seth Godin.
Apart from running Scholar Strategy, she conducts aspirational talks for students and writing workshops for bloggers.
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I was looking for the stories of new startups in technology in India and got this book. I like it more than some other indian books I have read. The summary section at the end of interview are helpful. Highly recommended.
When I read "No Shortcuts", the above said quotes reaffirmed it because those who went ahead to set up a successful venture on their own, saw the potential lying in front of them and utilized it to their best.
What did I like the most about the book?
There are various things which made me get a real good impression about this book which includes:
1. Professional write-up
2. Coverage of success stories of 15 successful start-ups which weren't covered in a single book, earlier.
3. The book was written in such a way that you wouldn't feel bored since each one had a combination of facts and figures.
4. Categorization by Industry, Current Status & End Result - whether the brand was bootstrapped, venture backed(running, acquired and pivoted away).
At the end of each chapter, there is a takeaway which talks about Person, Product, Marketing, People in common for most and for some, there is Pricing, Marketing & Sales, Fundraising, traction, operations & challenges.
Each chapter is also accompanied by a picture which most of us wouldn't have seen it till date. This makes this 280 page book, real interesting and compelling. The book can serve as a real learning experience for the potential entrepreneurs who wanted to be successful in their life because each story imparts you with the knowledge of a lifetime which has been acquired by these extremely successful people through their sheer determination, will & guts backed by foresight and leadership skills.
I could see that the author has written this book not for the sake of writing but has put in her heart and soul which is clearly reflecting in every word that has been used in this book. This might look flattery on my part to most of you but this is the reality. When you finish reading this book, you would not agree to disagree with me.
Insights into journeys of few of the brightest, fiercely gutsy, and most persistent folks make it extremely interesting and valuable for aspiring entrepreneurs. For people who have already taken a plunge into entrepreneurship, they will surely reminisce their own journeys and hard fought battles and appreciate the uniqueness of each journey.
The author does a great job of maintaining a perfect tone in the interviews -- that of a curious and patient student asking the right questions -- making the reader feel like a participant in these conversations.