What ties the 20 true-life protagonists of the book together is that they are all entrepreneurs – but without the much coveted MBA degree. Written in conversational form, the book is divided into three sections – Jugaad, Junoon and Zubaan. The author speaks to people from different parts of the country who have carved a niche for themselves in different areas of business.Jugaad covers the stories of those who used grit and determination even as they observed and experimented to create a business on the road less travelled. The nine stories covered in this section give us a glimpse of the steely resolve of people who tried to do things differently from what others in their chosen industry normally do.The second section Junoon details the growth of seven entrepreneurs who were driven by a dream or a passion. They followed their interests, did not give up on their dreams and succeeded in creating ventures that were not only unique but which successfully tapped a market that nobody even knew existed.Zubaan gives us an insight into the mindset that allowed four extremely creative people who successfully channeled their immense talents to create a business platform for themselves. By tapping their talent successfully, these creative people become entrepreneurs in their own right.The book is inspirational as the readers are sure to get totally involved in the unique spirit that drove these people to the heights of success. The title of the book is inspired by Apple founder, Steve Jobs’ commencement speech given at Stanford University in 2005. In his speech, Jobs said, ‘You can’t connect the dots by looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust in something…your gut, destiny, life, karma…’Connect the Dots tells us the story of people who trusted in themselves and grew to be truly inspirational success stories.About the AuthorRashmi Bansal is an Economics graduate from Mumbai’s Sophia College. She also did her MBA from IIM Ahmad
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Rashmi Bansal is a writer, entrepreneur and youth expert.She is the author of two bestselling books on entrepreneurship. ?Stay Hungry Stay Foolish? features the stories of 25 MBAs who left lucrative jobs to follow the rough road of entrepreneurship. The book created a new record in Indian publishing by selling over 300, 000 copies and has been translated into 8 languages. Rashmi?s second book, ?Connect the Dots? focuses on non-MBA entrepreneurs. It has also been a bestseller, selling over 100, 000 copies. Her third book ?I Have a Dream?, on social entrepreneurs, is releasing in May 2011. Rashmi is co-founder and editor of JAM (Just Another Magazine), India?s leading youth magazine. She writes extensively on youth, careers and entrepreneurship on her popular blog: Youth Curry. Rashmi is a columnist on popular Indian news portal Rediff.com. She has been Consulting Editor with Businessworld magazine and Bloomberg UTV, where she hosted India?s first interactive show on careers. Rashmi is a consultant for international youth research agencies such as The Futures Company (a division of WPP, London ) and Flamingo Research (Singapore ).A guest lecturer at various business schools of repute including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, ISB, S P Jain among others, Rashmi mentors numerous students and young entrepreneurs. She also conducts motivational talks and youth insight seminars for corporates.