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  • ISBN13 : 9789382951025
  • ISBN10 : 9382951024
  • Language : English
  • Author : Gupta Anya
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury
  • SUPC: SDL264329509

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Anya Gupta's The Captainship presents an exceptional collection of interviews of first-generation entrepreneurs who have made it big on their own. The book mainly focuses on their journey to success, and adds a human touch to their stories by highlighting instances of joy and sorrow from their childhood and adolescence. It has been designed to motivate the readers by taking them through the lives of these entrepreneurs as they rose to prominence. The stories included in this book show that these famous personalities have faced the same trials and tribulations that anyone from their generation would have been up against. They were not privileged from the start and often had to fight tooth and nail to overcome any obstacles. The book details how these people, who were common men and women themselves, turned out to be the founders of the new Indian economy. It particularly shines light on the slow transition from self doubt to optimism that such personalities go through at some point in their lives.

The title of the book is inspired by William Ernest Henley's poem, Invictus.

About the Author

Anya Gupta is an author from Delhi. She has a Management degree from MIT Sloan and a degree from the University of Virginia in Liberal Arts. She volunteers for an organization called Yuwa, and has previously worked in the venture capital sector, logistics planning, and the education sector.

Sanjeev Aggarwal is the senior managing director and co-founder of Helion Venture Partners. He started Daksh in 2000 and worked as its CEO before launching Helion Venture Partners.

Subroto Bagchi is the Chairman of the Board of the international information technology consulting and implementation company Mindtree, of which he is one of the co-founders.

Girish Batra is the managing director, founder, and chairman of NetAmbit.

Sanjeev Bikhchandani is an award-winning Indian entrepreneur who laid the foundation for Info Edge (naukri.com) and works as the executive Vice Chairman of the company. He has received various awards as well.

Ashish Dhawan is the founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation. ChrysCapital is another company that is an outcome of his efforts. Dr. Ashish Gupta co-founded Helion Venture Partners with Sanjeev Aggarwal. The other two companies with which he is associated as co-founder are Junglee and Tavant Technologies.

Zia Mody is recognized as a reliable authority on securities law, private equity, and acquisitions law. She founded AZB & Partners, which is a law firm in India.

Satya Narayanan is a renowned name in the list of Indian entrepreneurs and is the founder of Career Launcher. He has also been the man behind its growth through the years.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma has co-founded a leading mobile Internet organization One97 Communications and works as the CEO of the company. He has set up a separate fund called One97s Mobility Fund to invest in other mobile Internet startups.

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