Thursday, July 26, 2018

A book review - Master Opportunity and Make it Big by Richard M Rothman

"Master Opportunity and Make it Big by Richard M Rothman" The first impression of the book was of self-help category pick, but then I checked the cover and blurb in details. The book got benefits of the doubt because it seemed more of one of my favorite genres which are nonfiction based on business cases. After Mythological Fictions, it is my second choice. I have reviewed and shared my liking for the said genre many times. 

Book Blurb
It is not luck that determines your destiny. It is opportunity – and how you choose it.
No matter how hard you work, if you pursue the wrong opportunities, you can get nowhere. On the other hand, by making the correct choices you will attract all the resources needed to rise to the top. This realization is crucial to success – you cannot afford to rely on luck. And now, you don’t have to.
In Master Opportunity and Make it Big, opportunity guru Richard M. Rothman bares the unique approaches to success employed by 18 phenomenal Indian businessmen.
With little to their name, they took great opportunities and converted them into riches. Through their stories you will learn:
• 16 simple ways to identify golden opportunities
• 12 key skills to mine lucrative prospects
• 12 proven techniques to accurately evaluate decisions
• 8 best methods to effectively implement your choices
These powerful case studies take you a step closer to solving the puzzle of what makes and breaks your dream.
The content of the book is divided into two parts. The success stories covering 80% and advises/business sutras kind of self-help material 20%. There are 18 success stories, which mean 18 inspirational personalities/cases for readers. The good part is Rothman has garnered the success mantras of each of the personality in words. These mantras made them lucy and helped them grab the opportunities to become successful. You may not know these personalities by name but you are aware of the brands they have created. You are seeing or using those brand in your life directly or indirectly. Let me give you brand names, for example, HDF bank, Parachute hair oil, Zee Entertainment, Kotak Mahindra Bank, India Infoline, Dr. Batra, Metro Shoes and 11 such big names. At the end of each case, the mantras of the said person were quoted as the food for thoughts for readers.

The best part is the way self-help concepts were induced/merged with stories. Otherwise, the self-help portion bore me out in general, but here it was given in relation to an on-going story which will force your mind to think and relate them. Every startup story has its own definition of success and their life/story became an example of that definition.

The language used in the book is simple. The narration style is also straight. You don't have to read a lot to understand the topic, each line was to the point. An awesome reading experience. Must read

Talking about ratings
  1. Cover - 3.5/5
  2. Concept - 4/5
  3. Content - 4.5/5
  4. Overall - 4.5/5
Book can be found at Amazon and Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads

1 comment:

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