Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks
By the time he was twenty, Alok Kejriwal had his life pre-planned for him. He would inherit the family’s socks manufacturing business and be the hard-working, money minting, quintessential Marwari businessman, forever.
Except that it didn’t turn out that way. A few years after surviving the family setup, something turned up that sent Alok on a completely different career p...more
Also I find that author didn't filled the book with unnecessary information which eventually makes the book boring.
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Most important part of each chapter is the My Learnings section at the end - it not only validates what you've already learnt from a certain story in the chapter but also adds a new dimension to how Alok thought about that incident at the time it happened vs what he feels about it in hindsight. ...more
this is one book which details the journey of the Indian Startup entrepreneur and found it very relevant and Inspiring .
Must read for those who are entrepreneurs or planning to start on their own .
A quick easy read, yet full of magic for Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, also connects with a lot of youngsters who struggle with the issue of generation gap, mindset gap, thinking patterns in family businesses. Short, real stories of Alok with valuable lessons in his journey of #Entrepreneurship #BookLovers #LoveToRead
Alok what a simple, humble and honest account of your entrepreneurial journey... rare degree of transparency.
Entrepreneurs must read this... so also those who have buried their entrepreneurial streak within.
Sample some excerpts here --
"...process of sales must be experienced first-hand by an entrepreneur, and not delegated to someone else...
"...even though fame, fortune a ...more
It starts slow initially but the pace quickens the deeper into the book you go. The contents were quite insightful for someone like me, who in spite of access to media and people who were intensely aware of certain major events, grew up mostly tuned out when it came to a good chunk of Indian television like Jassi JKN, Indian Idol, KBC etc. Reality entertainment almost never caught on at home.
More about the beginning, the chapt ...more
I liked this book, specially how Alok has gone about his struggles, challenges and how he overcome them one after another. He has distinctly mentioned solutions and learnings in each chapter. Book is inspiring and motivating and full of wisdom. Highly recommended for everyone
As a salesperson with a strong passion to become an entrepreneur once day, this book will be the best reference.
I really inspired by the selling approach and passion of Alok towards opportunities. This is something I really wanted to admire in my career.
Thank you for sharing your amazing rollercoaster entrepreneurship rid ...more
Amazon prime (1book free we month) gave me an opportunity to download and read this book.
Never had this book on my reading list, but thank goodness that I got to read this one.
The book is a self account of Mr. Alok Kejriwal on his business upbringing, his tryst with his father's socks company and starting his own company.
Alok has been quite modest in penning his accounts of his salu life ( read sales life).
He recounts his failures, his Eureka moments in ...more
Really loved the no-drama yet simply to the point focused learnings to ensure zero dilution of the concept Alok is trying to convey. Shorter chapter length makes it easier for you to correlate incidents and corresponding learning. Really enjoyed it reading in and out and totally recommended to everyone who wants to understand Indian startup struggles in most real sense.
Real life learnings.
Must read book for every entrepreneur, sales and marketing professional & a common man as well.
Thank you sir for sharing your valuable experience & knowledge with help of this wonderful book covering many important topics of startup & business life.
1. everything starts small so start and don’t wait
2. Practice makes a man perfect so keep practicing as an athlete or artist does it.
Reading his book in a personal record time of 2 days, I figured what that something off was. It was a child-like innocence that he has somehow managed to retain through years of surviving the ruthless business/entrepreneurial ecosystem. Something that a ...more
His first two companies, contests2win.com and Mobile2win, pioneered digital gaming and promotions in the world. The Walt Disney Co later acquired Mobile2win.
Alok’s first book, Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks, was a best-seller and won the C.K. Prahalad Best Business Boo ...more