May 31, 2020

Irrationally Passionate- A Book Review



Book Rating: 4 /5

Irrationally Passionate describes the journey of one of the successful and sought after entrepreneur of the country. Jason Kothari today is one of the top 10 paid executives in India, and he shares his overwhelming journey of how he became a successful entrepreneur from once a rebellious kid. His is a must-read journey for all the young people out there who really want to make big in their life.

He, in the book, shared his lifelong experiences from teenage years until I assume 2019. He categorically explained that the characteristics of entrepreneurship were sown in him from the very childhood, and how, from those experiences, he realized his thirst to take over an entrepreneurial journey. He then shared his life as a rebellious teenage kid, and how he treaded it back on track with good grades and a disciplined lifestyle. He has very succinctly at each stage of his life shared the extract of his learnings to inspire that entrepreneur hormone in the reader. He intended to inspire his readers by sharing how in his young age he dared to acquire crumbling Valiant Entertainment, that publishes comics and then turned it around to a successful venture. He explained how he overcame those early struggles to turn around his and Valiant's fortune.

 He returned to India after his tenure in Valiant, and that was grabbed as an opportunity by the Indian startups who had stumbled into the quagmire of their own making. The first one to hire him as CEO was Housing.com and he shared some of the interesting business insights and stories of this turnaround that would keep you hooked and very well engaged in the book. He was then hired as CSIO and CEO by Snapdeal and Freecharge respectively, and he turned around their fortunes for the good.

The book is written in the first person, and mostly in an active voice.  It is a fast-paced book and is also easy to read. Author, and his editors, I think has taken care to use simple and well-structured language so that it reaches not only to seasoned readers but real entrepreneurs as well. I, however, felt that the Valiant account of his journey was a little stretched out for a reader and could have been trimmed a bit.
He during his entire journey shared inspiring insights, stories and his learnings, which for sure are the lessons for any entrepreneur. He wrote this book with an intention to share his learnings and guide to all the other wannabe entrepreneurs, but I would say that this book is an inspiration not only to those budding entrepreneurs but also to all the people out there who are looking for a motivation to achieve anything and everything in their lives. I, not being an entrepreneur feel inspired and am now excited to try out new things and enthusiastically follow the passion of my life.
In the end, I would say that this is a must-read for any entrepreneur. Entrepreneurs can pick this book any time and read it, however, for others, this book should find a place in your bookshelf when you are feeling demotivated, and looking for motivation and inspiration to achieve things in your life.

Do not hesitate to buy it from below thumbnail, as it is said that a penny spent on good books has immeasurable worth in millions.


Happy Reading :)