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Failure to Millionaire
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Failure to Millionaire
How I Created a Successful Company and How You Can Too!

  • Sivadas Raghava - Director and Global Head, Services, RSI Content Solutions Inc., USA

© 2016 | 204 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
9 startups and 6 failures, including the first and the last, a couple of moderate successes and one fairly good one. Sivadas Raghava is no ordinary entrepreneur. His biggest achievements have been his failures for they have been his biggest learning source.  This book is built on the foundations of failure to provide the roadmap for entrepreneurial success. 
 
Foreword by Pradipta Mohapatra
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
Only When You Fall Can You Get Up
 
Grab The Opportunity: Turn An Entrepreneur
 
Boldness: The First Step to Success
 
Entrepreneurship: Dream and You Can
 
Consistency of Purpose Is Key to Success
 
Do Not Stop: Keep Going
 
Secret to Success: Sharpen Your Axe
 
Complementarity of Skill: The Key to a Successful Partnership
 
Make the Solution Obvious
 
On the Comeback Trail
 
Seizing the Opportunity: Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) Business
 
Eggs Can’t Fly
 
Strategy @ Scope: Employee Engagement— Key to Client Satisfaction
 
Be Different, Be Noticed: Marketing and Business Development
 
Managing Operations: Implement Like Hell
 
Lessons Learnt in Outsourcing
 
Minds @ Work in Teams
 
From Logic to Imagination: Innovate to Grow
 
Fund Raising and Managing Finances
 
Work–Life Balance in the Entrepreneurial Journey
 
Life Post Exit
 
Index

This book gets as much into your head as it does your heart. It is, ultimately, the triumph of the entrepreneurial spirit. My congratulations to Sivadas for giving us the gift of his insights … this is a book in a million.

Raghu Krishnamoorthy
Vice President, Executive Development and Chief Learning Officer, GE, USA

A must read for those who have encountered disappointments in their entrepreneurial journey and for all those who are awaiting achievements.

Abraham Koshy
Professor of Marketing, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Multidisciplinary and holistic in perspective, the book captures all the ingredients that go into creating a successful business.

Hema Ravichandar
Strategic HR Advisor and former Global Head, HR, Infosys

Failure to Millionaire is an autobiographical account that maps the success story of Sivadas Raghava, an innovative entrepreneur and a successful business leader… he shares his experiences and amusing anecdotes to put his point across and to guide youngsters eager to get on the start-up bandwagon…the book will teach you to be an entrepreneur and difficulties faced during the process of any start-up. The personal angle is the main strength of the book as each experience shared by the author is pragmatic and encourage the reader to go out there and face the challenges head on…

The Tribune, 13 April 2016

“There are many books on how to be successful as an entrepreneur [but] this book is somewhat different…. [It] gives some interesting insights of entrepreneurial success and will provide good reading material for all those who decide to be entrepreneurs.”

Consulting Ahead, July 2016

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ISBN: 9789351505600