Thursday, April 01, 2010

Launch of my second book: 'Connect the Dots'

Dear Readers

I am delighted to invite you to the launch of my second book 'Connect the Dots' on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Venue: Crossword, Mithakali, Ahmedabad
Time: 6 pm

'Connect the Dots' is a sequel to 'Stay Hungry Stay Foolish'. It features the inspiring stories of 20 entrepreneurs without an MBA who dared to find their own path.

Four of the entrepreneurs featured in the book will be present.
They are:
1) Kunwer Sachdev, Founder, Su-kam
2) R Sriram, Founder, Crossword bookstore
3) Ganesh Ram, Founder, Veta (Vivekananda English Training Academy)
4) Satyajit Singh, Founder, Shakti Sudha Industries

A second event will be held at Crossword, Baroda on 4th April (Sunday) at 11 am

There will be more events in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad over the next month and I look forward to seeing you at some of them!

Thank you all for your love and support.

Book website and 'where you can buy it' (online, offline) will be updated tomorrow.

'Connect the Dots' is published by Eklavya Foundation and will retail for Rs 150.


  1. Anonymous10:14 PM

    Best wishes for your book being received very well.

  2. Anonymous10:19 PM

    Good Rashmi this book was badly needed.MBAs are looked very high in our society.Sometimes we non MBAs feel inferior from them.This book will be really a boost for people like us. All the best.

  3. Hearty congratulations Rashmi!

  4. The first was book inspirational.
    I have no doubts about the success of the second one.
    Best of luck.

  5. Wish you good luck for the launch Rashmi. I am sure this book would go a long way in proving that MBA is just one of the means to developing business acumen and not an end in itself for a successful business.

  6. The wait is over finally. Looking forward to read it!

  7. I could not attend the launch of SHSF due to our college event in other city. This time i don't want to miss it.Coming to crossword tomorrow evening.

  8. Awesome work \m/ ,,.....U know ive personally gifted at least 75 copies of SHSF to my friends and relatives....its that awesome an books....ill hope connecting the dots will "fill the gap" :P

    Pls visit my blog wen free ...pls

  9. This title too seems to stem from Steve Job's SHSF speech at Stanford. Looks like you have been smitten by Job's rather powerful/motivational words.

    Best luck and good wishes for your 2nd book launch.

  10. Why is Kolkata ignored?

    === Quote ===
    There will be more events in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad over the next month and I look forward to seeing you at some of them!

    === Unquote ===

  11. Hi Rashmi - Bought the book, read it half...very interesting book...Congratulations for another best-seller !

  12. Anonymous1:05 PM

    Best Wishes
    Keep writing...

  13. I see a confident lady in you who loves to put 'tadka' of challenges in her 'Curry' and serve it to 'Hungry' people.
    Kudos to you for your second book! ATB..Looking forward to meet you in Bangalore.

  14. Just bought your book!!

  15. Nice to see that the flowershop spammers haven't struck yet. Or has Rashmi started removing their spam?

  16. Please keep us updated on your book launch in Mumbai..wd love grab a copy

  17. I ordered the book yesterday and got it delivered today. Fast!! Will start reading it today!

    Will there be any book launch event in Delhi?

  18. Rashmi I am a big fan of you.When you are coming to Pune for the launch of this Book.Plz inform so that I cal listen to you and ask questions if permitted.Plz e-mail me the timings to

  19. Looks interesting. Will catch up with your book soon.
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  20. Dear Rashmi,

    Your first book made an amazing read and was inspirational. Cant wait to get my hands on your second.

  21. I am based in Germany and wanted to buy the first book through Amazon. I was surprised that the book was being sold at EUR 69,47 !! The same book is being sold at Rs 104 at India Plaza !... As an avid follower of your blogs, I must admit I was a bit dissappointed. Probably you are not aware of this, in which case I believe this could be a headsup for you.

  22. What is this ? All book titles from Steve
    Jobs's stanford speech ?

    Let me guess what your next book title
    is going to be ---
    "you got to find what you love" ? :-)


  23. A book about 20 entrepreneurs without an MBA who dared to find their own path, is that a good enough underlying theme for a book ???

    So what next? A book about 20 entrepreneurs south and north of Vindhyas.

  24. well needed book but i hope you have done enough research on it :)
    Because this book can be a serious game changer.

    BTW the 2005 Stanford commencement speech by Steve Jobs was a game changer in my life, I think the case is true for Rashmi as well and so I don't think its bad in any way to name a book form parts of the speech.

    Its the most inspiring 15 minute speech that I have ever heard/seen/read.

  25. Hi Rashmi,

    Congrats ! I am based out of Pune . Would look forward to your session in Pune.

  26. Congratulations on your second book !
    Your first book is still on my 'to read' list. It was reco'd my bro who is also from IIM-A. I will hopefully remember to pick it up the next time I am at Xwords. Anyways ... Congratulations and Good Luck!
    Madhu (18 Month Trip through India).

  27. You love Steve Jobs don't you? (Confession - I love that commencement speech too - must've heard it at least 5 times)

    All the best with your book.

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  29. Congrats on the 2nd Book and Best wishes :) I wonder how i could have missed your blog having been in the blog world for about 4+ Years :)

    Would love to drop by soon to catch up with the other posts!

    Ponnarasi Kothandaraman

  30. Best wishes :)... I wish your new book serves as an inspiration for the upcoming entrepreneurs irrespective of their MBA degrees...

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  32. Hello mam,

    This is Amisha from USA..our group is fan of your writing..we read a common book & then discuss on it. This time we have decided to read & discuss your latest book "Connect the dots".. As i m in Chicago, can you guide me how i can get this book in USA?..

  33. Dear Rashmi,

    Why is it that the title of each of your books has been "inspired" from Steve Jobs speech at Stanford. Looks like you really liked it. If that is the case, you should at least give that guy a well deserved credit for taking his words as your book's title.


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  35. Hi Rashmi,

    I read ur book stay hungry stay foolish. It is the best book I have ever read on entrepreneurship.
    I m sure the next book will also be a sucess hence looking forward to read the next one.

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  37. Why your both book names are taken from Steve Jobs Harvard Commencement Speech 2005
    *Stay Hungry Staty Foolish...
    *Coonnecting the dots...

  38. hey! just bought your book :)
    do post when you will be visiting Pune. I'd like to meet the wonderful author in person:)

  39. @jaspinder & others :-

    Buy the book and see a full page dedicated to Steve Jobs. :)

  40. This book is an inspirational to me thanx keep up the job thanx


  41. this is a very inspiring book i hope to feature in there sumday

    thanx cheerss


  42. Seeing more and more Indian authors make it in the world of writing does give a boost to budding writers like me.

  43. I read yr first book; very inspiring for the MBAs to turn as Entrepreneurs to provide jobs instead of seeking. Will now certainly read the second "Connect the Dots".

    I missed attending your talk yesterday in TAPMI, Manipal. Certainly look forward to your next visit to Manipal. As said, "Seeing is believing"; which applies to Manipal one hundred per cent.

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