Tuesday, September 8, 2015

An Inspirational Book I Read





Last Saturday, I was at my in-laws place and happened to catch hold of the book “Idli, Orchid and Will Power” authored by Vithal Kamat. The timing could not have been better because I had lot of questions in mind about my way forward in life and this book gave me some valuable insights.


Idli, Orchid and Will Power is a must read book for anyone who wishes to be an entrepreneur. Being an entrepreneur especially in a country like India is not easy. Family and society in general dissuades individuals from taking risk. Risk taking ability is what an entrepreneur needs. The ability to fight and survive against all odds is what makes an entrepreneur successful. 


I feel that this book has all the ingredients for a good movie. The best part is that the book is not too elaborate. I managed to finish reading the book in two sessions on the same day. The chapters are short and to the point. You would never feel bored reading any of the chapters. The struggle that the author went through right from childhood to the point of fulfilling his dream project “The Orchid” will motivate you to chase your dream.


Following is a nice quote from the book:


“Success demands the presence of three Ds :-

Determination, Dedication and Discipline

If one is blessed with the three Ds then they will create the fourth D – Destiny

After that nothing is impossible”

                                                                                                                  
 -Idli, Orchid and Will Power



The above quote summarizes the entire book. There is another incident in the life of the author that will give you strength to confront any grave situation in life. There was a point of time when the author thought of suicide as an option. A laborer painting a high rise building without any safety precaution is what made him turn his negative mindset to positive. 


Go for this book as I am pretty sure that almost every one could relate to some or the other incident narrated in this book. There may be scenarios where you will feel that you have been through this or are going through something similar in your life.

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