Books, Motivations

Sheer Luck – No Way ! – Ronnie Screwvala

An idea works only with “hell lot of hard work and very little luck”, writes Ronnie Screwvala in his new book – Dream with your eyes open.

When it comes to luck, few of us will admit to getting more than our share. Does this sound familiar? Other people are lucky. I carry on despite being dealt a losing hand. I’m not successful because I haven’t been gifted a wealthy family, proper education, ready funding for my business. ‘Luck,’ David Levien writes, ‘always seems like it belongs to someone else.’ I know a lot of people who would agree. Maybe you do as well.

But I’m not a big believer in luck. Not if by luck you mean that any one person or business has an inherent advantage over another. I do believe you could be in the right place at the right time in your career. Taking advantage of this, however, requires effective planning, a high level of preparedness and openness, and an evolving mindset.

But one of the most prevalent and persistent obstacles in the path of entrepreneurship in India today is the notion that luck, or its lack, plays a major role in how successful (or not) you’ll be when you unleash your ideas into action. At all stages of your journey, you need to downplay the idea of luck as a necessary ingredient for building strong businesses. Rather, the real source of success is people who generate their own breaks by working hard and focusing on a goal….Wealth in no way ensures success. Life is about the next ten years and more, not just today, and the law of averages works for each of us—leaders, professionals, entrepreneurs—just as it does for everybody else. Come to think of it, the ingredients that make all great leaders or entrepreneurs look a whole lot like the recipe for luck.

 

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Books, Social Entrepreneurship

Making Ecopreneurs

Making Ecopreneurs
Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship
 
The first edition of this book looked at the emergence of ‘ecopreneurs’ – environmental entrepreneurs gaining competitive advantage for their firms through understanding and utilising green issues. These green entrepreneurs have led the way in enabling market forces to generate economic growth whilst protecting the environment and encouraging sustainability.

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Making Ecopreneurs

Making Ecopreneurs
Developing Sustainable Entrepreneurship
Imprint: Gower
Illustrations: Includes c. 31 black & white illustrations
Published: July 2010
Format: 244 x 172 mm
Extent: 276 pages
Binding: Hardback
ISBN: 978-0-566-08875-9
Price : £60.00 » Online: £54.00
BL Reference: 658.4’083
LoC Control No: 2010001401
 
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Edition: Second Edition
Edited by Michael Schaper, Adjunct Professor, Curtin Business School, Curtin University of Technology, Western Australia
Series : Corporate Social Responsibility
 
The first edition of this book looked at the emergence of ‘ecopreneurs’ – environmental entrepreneurs gaining competitive advantage for their firms through understanding and utilising green issues. These green entrepreneurs have led the way in enabling market forces to generate economic growth whilst protecting the environment and encouraging sustainability.

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21 Must-Read Books for Business Success


We learn from the experiences and wisdom of others. Channel Insider asked successful solution providers what books have both inspired them and have shaped their approach to making their businesses a success. Here is Channel Insider’s recommended reading list, straight from the source—the Channel Insider community.

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Books, Motivations

Imagining India

Across the world, Nandan Nilekani is recognized as one of India’s most successful software entrepreneurs and as the co-founder of Infosys, among India’s premier companies in the IT sector. In his new avatar as author, Nandan talks about a subject close to his heart – that of India – and adds his own unique perspective to India’s past, present and future.

This site is designed to serve as a living companion to the book for readers who want to delve deeper into the book’s material and themes, and who want to carry forward the discussion on the ideas that have shaped, and continue to shape India.

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