About the Book
Entrepreneurship is not about breaking free from the 9 to 5 humdrum, not about being your own boss, and definitely not glorious. The entrepreneur shuns the comfort of a cushy corporate job and six figure salaries to set sail on unchartered waters with a single minded zeal and only an idea as an anchor. But it is this idea and passion that makes all the difference and catapults them into a world of infinite possibilities.
The Game Changers brings to you 20 success stories of IITians who went on to live the big dream. These include: Suhas Patil, Vijay Kumar, Vinod Gupta, Sam Dalal, Sridhar Mitta, Arjun Malhotra, Kiran Seth, Prabhakant Sinha, Ranbir Singh Gupta, Bikram Dasgupta founder of Globsyn, Praful Kulkarni, Sunil Gaitonde, Anand Deshpande, Arvind Kejriwal, Harish Hande, Anuradha Acharya, Venkata Subramanian, Bikash Barai, Vikram Kumar, and Krishna Mehra. With a foreword by Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and introduction by Damodar Acharya, Director, IIT Kharagpur, this book marks the 60 golden years of India’s finest institute.
Come, be a part of their journey, get inspired to dream and make your own story.
• A unique book of the success story of IIT graduates who went on to be entrepreneurs.
• Follows the strain of Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.
• Advice from all the people featured in the book—biggies such as Arvind Kejriwal, Vinod Gupta, Arjun Malhotra, Suhas Patil, Vijay Kumar, Praful Kulkarni, Sunil Gaitonde, Anand Deshpande, and many more.
• Foreword by Dr Duvvuri Subbarao, Governor, Reserve Bank of India, and introduction by Damodar Acharya, Director, IIT Karagpur
• Will appeal to students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and business executives.
• Easy to read and fast-paced.
About The Authors:
Yuvnesh Modi is a 4th year undergraduate student at IIT Kharagpur pursuing Mathematics and
Computing. He has also been a National finalist at the Informatics Olympiad in the year 2007. He
hails from the city of Kolkata.
Rahul Kumar is a 4th year undergraduate student at IIT Kharagpur pursuing Mathematics and
Computing. His area of interest includes applied mathematics, Indian history, and sociology. He hails from Bokaro Thermal, a very small town in Jharkhand.
Alok Kothari is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur. He graduated with an Integrated Masters in
Mathematics and Computing in 2009. He was one of the founding members of Entrepreneurship
Cell, IIT Kharagpur and one of the first editors of The Entrepreneur. He currently works as a project
associate at a research organisation in Germany and hails from the city of Pune.