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Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks Kindle Edition
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About the Author
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Alok Kejriwal is a serial digital entrepreneur and is currently the CEO and co-founder of Games2win.
His first two companies, contests2win.com and Mobile2win pioneered digital gaming and promotions in the world. Mobile2win was later acquired by the Walt Disney Co. Besides being a businessperson, Alok is also a passionate speaker and a mentor for emerging entrepreneurs.
Alok has spoken at over one hundred conferences including at venues such as the Wharton and Harvard Business Schools and many of the IIMs and IITs.
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- File size : 2873 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 199 pages
- Publisher : Westland (25 September 2018)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B07GKX87B3
- Best Sellers Rank: #13,497 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Honestly speaking this book reminds me of my childhood days. Those days, I was very fond of Akbar Birbal storybooks. Each story narrated a problem that Akbar and his people faced, and how Birbal used to come up with ingenious solutions. Similarly, in this book, in each chapter, I find that there was a challenging problem and how Alok turned it into an opportunity and gained benefits out of it.
Apart from business lessons for the entrepreneurs, I also find great "moral" lessons like - honesty, accountability, and trust in God/Guru.
Thanks a ton Alok once again for enriching my life by sharing your experiences, learnings, and takeaways.
Each chapter is awesome. Concise but to the point. Read each chapter twice, lest I missed something. Each reading I grabbed a little more insight.
Have been referring to his articles for sometime now and had the opportunity to talk to him for some advice recently. He is consistent in what he has been sharing again n again, said the same things to me on phone and amazing to see the same in the book too.
Each story has one or two gems hidden, with a different learning but still each conmected to the others.
And Wow!! What amazing storytelling boss!!!
Best part is learning from each chapter ... I really wish many people read this and learn these simple basic things to get ahead in there own journey.
Alok is the one who pioneered Mobile Value Added Services in the country and had working relations with every telecom operator in the country. Much later copy cats like the listed Onmobile and PayTM’s parent One97 came in the field and depressed margins. To have pioneered the ubiquitous short code and caller tunes is not a small feat.
He’s one of those rare entrepreneurs who has tasted success in each and every one of his endeavors, so obviously there’s lot to learn from his book.
Success usually leads to pride but here is a rare combination of a man with success and no tinge of pride which is what makes his book even more relevant.
I have read so many business books written by entrepreneurs that spend so much time talking about circumstances in which they were born, their early years in school, including needless details of their stupid pranks in school etc. This book cuts to the chase. Every chapter from the word go, is a 3 page intriguing episode in his life followed by half a page informing the reader of his learnings.
You need people like Alok to teach entrepreneurship at colleges and spawn a 100,000 entrepreneurs. But until Niti Ayog or the concerned people up there take note and invite him to the colleges, just buy a copy of this book and devour it page to page asap, as I did.
Every once in a while, you find a non-fictional book written in a entertaining yet insightful manner. Alok Kejriwals "Why i stopped wearing my socks" is one such great find.
I have followed Alok on #LinkedIn since a long time, primarily to understand his experience as an entrepreneur and to get his perspective through his #dhandhekibaat posts that are always informative and precise. And when i heard he is bringing out his first ever book on his entrepreneurial journey, i didnt skip a beat before preordering it on #Amazon
He charts his journey almost like a light storybook, sprinkling episodes with humane characters (like his Nana) throughout the pages. Each episode is very eloquently written with a ‘moral’ learning at the end of each summarising it up... although sometimes I wish he would also give his book a more serious tone with hardcore entrepreneurial guidelines rather than stories, one understands a book can’t be all things to all people.
And therein lies the spirit of the book, to prod you into the right perspective of being an entrepreneur with relatable & digestible stories rather than provide you with hacks to be an entrepreneur.
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Author Alok Kejriwal is talking about his real life experiences regarding starting his own business from a simple idea. His journey from family business to start his own business in a complete different domain is wonderful.
How he overcame different obstacles to start his own business and his dealings with corporate culture, venture capitalists, office politics, learnt technical things regarding family own socks business, family politics, no authority in family business, developed understanding of European sock market, work life balance, experience in China, big scale market in China and finally Disney bought his company.
A genuine story of a South Mumbai (India) based boy's struggle to embrace Indian corporate world without any experience and support from any godfather. Dreams unlimited at very young age and dead hard struggle to achieve them. Great learnings.
A must read book for a Business and Management students, business owners, new startup and corporate world.
Thank you Alok Kejriwal for writing and sharing such a wonderful book. All the best. Keep going :)
The book triggered memories as I recalled snippets of so many conversations I have had with Alok sprinkled over the past few decades. Alok has weaved an inspiring narrative, connecting the dots, learning from his experiences, and sharing it eloquently and succinctly to create a shared learning experience for all.
Alok’s book is exactly like him – irrepressible! It conveys his passion for excellence, his unbridled enthusiasm to innovate, and his tremendous tenacity and fortitude. It is truly a celebration of entrepreneurship!
The book has left an indelible impact on me. Thank you Alok for taking me on this journey with you!