Sunday, May 31, 2015

Book Review: Young Turks

Young Turks: Inspiring Stories of Tech EntrepreneursYoung Turks: Inspiring Stories of Tech Entrepreneurs by Shereen Bhan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The unique selling proposition (USP) of this book is that you get introduced to the founders of flipkart, snapdeal, justdial, druva and more. The book is for someone who knows nothing about these guys. Having read about entrepreneurs before I didn't get a lot of new information.

Secondly, you can see through the book that this is a journalist asking questions. The books doesn't give a detailed account of the founders, nor is it inspiring enough. Shereen Bhan seems to have a predefined set of questions she asks everyone. This starts to get boring beyond a certain point. The stories are not personalized enough. I have read some of Rashmi Bansal books and she does that quite well. In the current book, the stories are quite short and I found the author moving to questionnaires too quickly for me.

Having said that this is a good starting point for reading books on this topic. Go for it if you do not know a lot about these founders already. If you have read a fair bit on this topic, skip this.

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