Monday, June 3, 2019

Book Review - The Legends of a Startup Guy

Prachi Garg is the only opponent in my bookshelf who have given competition to books of Rashmi Bansal. Being a management graduate and being a Gujarati, it is always fascinating to read about success strategies of businessmen and companies. Super Woman series was able to give us the satisfaction (comparable to Rashmi Bansal's books. Till now Prachi has written only about woman-centric (either alone or with siblings/husband). "The Legends of a Startup Guy" is her first book which is full novel/fiction with a male protagonist.

Book Blurb
Ganesha is Jovial, intelligent and the youngest in the family. A foodie by heart and laid back by nature, he always looked for ways to make life easier. Despite being born to the all-powerful Shiva and Parvati, with uncle Vishnu and aunts Lakshmi and Saraswati to back him at every point in life, he has to battle through many ups and downs to establish his individual identity, just like his accomplished brother, Skanda. Under layers of perfection, benevolence and Jovial extravaganza was a young boy battling to be found for who he really was. The legends of a start-up guy is a tale of someone who was born with a silver spoon and yet, decided to write his own destiny, on his own terms and to bring meaning to his existence out of the shadows of his lineage. It is the story of how an entrepreneur is born, the story of his challenges, and his actions to sail through them, carefully interwoven with stories from the Hindu mythology, to bring to the table the wisdom of the gods.
Before I talk about the plot, can you imagine if Ganesh (the God) decides to get independent from his parents and start something of his own? Any idea what can he do apart from being a god? Here our protagonist is Ganesha, well, not a god but human. Prachi has created a family with Hindu mythology. Parents of Ganesha are Shiva & Parvati. His uncle is Vishnu. They belonged to reputed well to do family with family set business. Lazy Ganesh was full of creativity, and he would like to get his own identity. He got an idea from his pet (rat). His journey is depicted in 170 pages.

Good points about the book
  1. Awesome concept and connection with mythology
  2. Good informative narration about startup struggle. Good pick for people who wanted to start something.
  3. Easy to follow language
  4. Good for any age group and even for beginners
  5. The simple and fast narration style
  6. Light read can give company on your trips
  7. Beginners and learners can take this book with ease
Overall a different genre book - fiction by previously non-fictional writer, but the domain of startup and entrepreneurship is still the main topic. I would give 3.5/5 to this book.

Book can be found at Amazon & Flipkart
Review from other readers can be found at GoodReads


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