Motivational speaker Rashmi Bansal shared some inspiring life-stories about entrepreneurship with the guest audience at the 70th session of An Authors Afternoon. Conversationalist, Hari Subramanium, helped the listeners to get at the very heart of Bansal’s book “Shine Bright” discussed at length.
A prolific author, Rashmi Bansal, has been writing books on the first-generation Indian entrepreneurs since 2008. Her first book was Stay Hungry Stay Foolish.
Over the years, she started getting invitations from many large companies to share ‘lessons from entrepreneurs’. This planted the seed for her new book Shine Bright which deals at length with leading entrepreneurs as “agents of change” or “intrapreneurs” as Bansal prefers to call them.
Like her other works, Shine Bright is also divided into three sections. The first section Srishti is about creation of a new product line or a new market for one’s company. Drishti is about vision, i.e. taking an established business into a new direction or a new way of thinking. In the third section – Sewa- she talks about intrapreneurship in the government sector.
Shine Bright archives some inspiring journeys of industry bigwigs like R Mukundan (Tata Chemicals), Manu Jain (Xiaomi, India), Vineet Gautam, Bestseller India (Vero Moda, Jack & Jones), Amitabh Kant (NITI Aayog), Pawan Goenka (Mahindra Auto) and so on. “You too can be an agent of change” is the message.
Talking about her future projects, Bansal said, “I am working on Part 2 of my book Arise Awake and Connect the Dots. I would now like to take my stories to the visual medium. Currently I am writing a screenplay about a fictional entrepreneur, to be made into a web-series.”
In five years I see myself creating a web-series that would inspire social change she said.