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Fall Like A Rose Petal

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  16 reviews
In early 2008, the author AVIS Viswanathan and Vaani his soul-mate, friend, wife and business partner were staring at a bankruptcy of their Firm. A series of business decisions had literally brought them to the brink of penury, This book is their story, it captures learnings from this excruciatingly painful, Life-changing, phase that they are still going through.

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Paperback, 322 pages
Published August 2014 by Westland (first published July 25th 2014)
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Geeta Nair
Nov 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Drawn from the author’s personal experience this book is interesting and at the same time touching. The content in the form of letters from a father i.e AVIS to his children Aashirwad and Aanchal are a set of confessions that deal with the raw facts of life especially situations one faces when bankrupt. Though one would expect to see AVIS moaning his condition in the face of abject penury and bankruptcy, it is refreshing to note that there is not even a single instant where he does so. Instead w ...more
Nitin Vadher
Nov 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
After a long time I have got a chance to review the book on self-help. This book of AVIS is an incredible journey of a family, how to survive at the time of penury, bankruptcy and a constant nagging from creditors. Avis Viswanathan a life coach and inspirational speaker who provides coaching to top entrepreneurs, who himself is the victim of penniless, but the author inspires the readers through this book that even in this situation also, never underestimate your willpower, have trust in a God, ...more
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Though we come across/read many books only a few will stay remembered. Recently, I came across Mr. AVIS’s book ‘FALL LIKE A ROSE PETAL’.

On reading any motivational book, most of the times when you complete the book two things come to mind (1. Is there anything that we don’t know, Of course though we know many things applying is not a question here 2. Most of them are only theories).

But Mr. AVIS’s attempt to share his own life experience is very respectful. The way the book was written is very e
Oct 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It is not an easy task to inspire, especially through a book.

But if the inspiration comes through a personal experience, of failing - learning and realizing some universal philosophies of life? Yes …. that's exactly what grabbed my attention.

Often we see such books being categorized as non-fiction (read non-interesting) and appealing only to a certain group of people (read matured or may be boring people). I do consider that I am turning out to be one of that group of people who has a particul
Privy Trifles
Nov 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved loved loved this book!

As anyone who knows me can vouch for me, I love self helps. There is a very simple reason to it, these people talk from experience. They are no self proclaimed Guru who talk about having known it all through some divine power. They are simple human beings like you and me and what they say comes from what they have experienced and that is what makes it a fabulous read.

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Nivedita Basu
Nov 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
My first self-help book and I had a pleasant surprise awaiting. I got to know all self-help book aren't philosophical mumble jumble. Some do have a story to tell. 'Fall like a rose PETAL' surely has. A 290 page self-help book which isn't a pain in there. The old philosophies subtly thrown at you in a pace you can absorb, understand and interpret them. The author, AVIS Vishwanathan, definitely won the war.
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Lakshana Raja
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Possibly one of the best books I've read so far.
It is life-changing and every chapter makes you think.
I couldn't put the book down and ended up reading it till 2 am which normally happens with a gripping fiction novel.
Himani Agarwal
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The best part of the book is it doesn't preach, instead it tells what actually happened and a probable reason behind every happening. It's not philosophy but the reality of life. You get the essence of the chapter with its title itself. ...more
Venkatarangan Thirumalai
Fall like a rose petal, what a catchy title. I really wanted to like this book. As an entrepreneur myself who in the years after the recession of 2008-09, had gone through a few years of handling bank debts, the story of an entrepreneur who was battling on business debt attracted me. When we read in the media about the huge start up successes, we never get to see the hundreds of failures and closures for each success. We glamorize running a business, but nothing can be harder than to run a small ...more
Anullekha Naveen
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I’m not a huge fan of self help books, but there is definitely something intriguing about this book.
I think, Avis @thehappynesswala being very honest and matter of fact about the entire situation on how to live life when you have lost everything and have nothing more to lose, is what made me flip the pages.
This is no work of fiction. These are letters written by a father to his children, briefing them on the happenings in his life ( the family included) during his times of bankruptcy & penury
Kandachamy Vijayakumaran
Dec 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I purchased this book when I could not attend a talk by the author AVIS Viswanathan and found the book extremely interesting read (the font size enhanced the readability). The way AVIS Viswanathan approached the innumerable experiences of adversity in the wake of bankruptcy of his firm is something unique. I would prescribe this book to anyone contemplating any extreme measures due to their failed enterprises.
Joy Chase
Jan 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Inspirational stories from the life of the author in the form of letters to his children. Helpful in countries where monumental debt is difficult to remove and credit is much more liquid than in areas where credit cards and bankruptcy are not such a shame or fearful experience.
Dec 24, 2015 rated it liked it
The familiarity the author has managed to create with the audience. After a few pages, you too feel family and it seems like a live conversation full of real life wisdom. There are references to many inspirational quotes; I’m sure not only the author’s children, but anybody who reads will benefit.
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Nov 14, 2015 rated it liked it
A good reminder of the life lessons that we all know but easily forget. The Afterword is well articulated too. Easy and mostly engripping read.
Udaykiran Joshi
Honest! Simple philosophy... Engaging.. Especially liked the last part where he's tried to summarize everything pretty nicely. ...more
Aparna Rajhesh
Jan 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Thought provoking Life lessons! wonderful read. Thank you AVIS !
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