Books about entrepreneurship should be read by aspiring entrepreneurs or people like me who just don’t want to get stuck in a monotonous 9 to 5 job. But then they are so boring. Big lessons, grandpa type suggestions and stuff. How are we supposed to read them?
Few days back, I came across this book titled How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded a Million Dollar Company and not only I got curious with the title but also I was a bit astonished to see that the book came up as a suggestion in the entrepreneurship genre. Note that the back cover says it is fiction.
About How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded a Million Dollar Company
The book How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded a Million Dollar Company has been written by Varun Aggarwal who is an entrepreneur himself and in this book, he has shared his journey of transformation from an engineer to an entrepreneur. According to writer, there are some incidents that are exaggerated in the book and that explains why it is a fiction.
Coming to the plot of the book, the book begins with the daily woes of this jobless engineer – Varun who has been haunted by his mother’s so called best friend – Anu Aunty. Don’t worry. She is a live person but to Varun, she has been no less than a ghost who would keep coming up to mess up almost every moment in his life.
While dealing with this Anu Aunty, Varun also has to deal with the fact that he is jobless and he needs to do something about his career. He has already completed his engineering and is completely clueless about what he wants to do. Along with all of this, come Varun’s friends. Every one of them has a definite career goal in their life except our hero of the story – Varun.
Then Varun gets this unusual and ‘stupid’ business idea and discusses it with his friend Mal. Both get started with this thing and the story continues with what kind of things they both had to face while trying to realize this dream and turn their ‘garage’ company into a million dollar company.
Once the story begins, it is all filled up with lessons. Sometimes they are straight forward and sometimes they are hidden in the experiences of the author cum hero of our story – Varun.
My review of How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded a Million Dollar Company
The book is written in a very casual tone and as the writer has clearly said that he didn’t intend to be a ‘writer’ over here. He just wanted to share his story and experience through this amazing medium of communication. And guess what! This is the USP of the book How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded a Million Dollar Company.
It isn’t like any book about entrepreneurship which is usually written in a serious tone and is also not like some usual novel kind of thing. It is different and it is enjoyable. And yes, I can say that I loved the writing style of the author.
The book is really interesting and fast paced. Who wants to get bored? No one. Right? And this book certainly doesn’t bore you.
Though the writer said he did exaggerate some incidents to add that ‘spice’ in the book but I couldn’t really figure out where it could be. It was so natural and seemed so real.
And the best part of the book is that it is piled up with million dollar suggestions that would really help the budding entrepreneurs. Yes, it isn’t like a normal novel for it is written for inspiring people into entrepreneurship. And it clearly does its job very well.
Varun Aggarwal has included some unusual but useful suggestions for budding Indian entrepreneurs which are another USP of the book. In fact, there are three amazing sections at the end which everyone would love reading. So, instead of searching ‘How to be an entrepreneur in India’, you must be reading this book.
I have read it and it really helped me sort out some troubles in my mind regarding entrepreneurship. Also, this is a book that needs to be kept on your bookshelf for like forever so that you could pick it up anytime and read it again and get some inspiration for chasing your dream.
My final Verdict for How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded a Million Dollar Company
It is enjoyable, funny, inspiring and unique. You must read it. This defines the story of every you and me who wants to be an entrepreneur and while you’re already living the ‘safe’ life, this would show you the picture of what would happen if you start taking risks.
I definitely recommend this book to every person who has ever thought of being an entrepreneur. Even if you love your 9 to 5 job (LOL), you would thoroughly enjoy reading this book.
My Ratings – 4/5