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If you think your parents or family would freak out if you dared to suggest ditching your safe haven—your professional job—to pursue your dreams of owning your own business, relax. Better yet, share this book with them. This book hopes to demystify failure, inspire success, raise ambitions and help you think big. Dream With Your Eyes Open shares failures and triumphs, thoughts and anecdotes in a simple narrative that could help you gain better insights into entrepreneurship and give you a fighting chance when it comes to realizing your dreams in a David-versus-Goliath world. Just dream your own dream—and when you do, dream with your eyes open. His early days, in front of the camera and on stage, inspired him to pioneer cable TV in India, and build one of the largest toothbrush manufacturing operations before starting UTV, a media and entertainment conglomerate spanning television, digital content, mobile, broadcasting, games and motion pictures, which he divested to The Walt Disney Company in
Most of the chapters are around themes e. Some portions are quite pragmatic and practical advise but overall the structure was quite confusing. Would rather that someone make a TED version which I can then watch in 20 min.
Nov 14, Ujjawal Sureka rated it liked it. Great insights has been given by Mr. Ronnie Screwvala regarding being an entrepreneur and the struggles that are associated with it. Also this book shows that success is not an overnight event, rather it is consistent effort and capturing opportunities. Kind of preaching. You will only like if you like self help books.
I would have liked a simple story, his journey of entrepreneurship. Super read. One of the best books on entrepreneurship I've read. Mar 08, Bulbul rated it liked it. Mediocre book which does not cover Ronnie's entire career. The advice is more gyaan than practical and I don't know how helpful it is. Quick read. I finished it in a few hours.
Jul 01, Abhilash Ruhela rated it really liked it. There is nothing special than reading an autobiography by one of the many successful Indian men who did it without any complaints or excuses. We generally get excited knowing about the successes of the individuals in western part of the world but forget to appreciate the people doing well against all odds living and breathing around us.
One such man is Ronnie Screwvala who is a wonderful example of how to be an entrepreneur and a success story. He has written his own tale of success and failures There is nothing special than reading an autobiography by one of the many successful Indian men who did it without any complaints or excuses. So the author very directly and clearly states here that he is not going to tell what person he is or what his background has been but will only focus on his entrepreneurship life and lessons.
The book is very crisply written without extending the stories with useless detailing. Ronnie exactly knows the value of time hence he assures that he speaks most in as less words as possible. This is what makes the book a special read as you will not have to read much to gain insights on his entrepreneurship role but only pages.
The book is written in a very simple language for every student to a new corporate slave or an entrepreneur to understand the same without having to read between lines. He also talks about his failures with the same enthusiasm which tells how literally he is proud of each second that he has worked upon his life to be a successful entrepreneur. It is only after reading the book you will realize the number of different things that Ronnie has been involved with.
You will be surprised to notice the different scales of business he overtook and started right from Zero and ended up being either the topmost performer or at least in the merit list for sure. Ronnie has ensured that he even discusses the amount and costs involved in the projects without shying away from disclosing the same.
Ronnie has taken names of other popular celebrities and talked good or bad experiences he had with them without any fear which makes it an interesting read to know the tie-ups and communication between these personalities. To learn about a successful man, you need to know both- his professional insights and his personal lifestyle because until and unless, you do not know both, you will never be able to replicate his success by following his footsteps.
Also, there are many advises that he has just quoted to be followed rather than giving heavy explanations on the same.
Except these drawbacks, this book is surely readable to understand how one needs to take risks in life to lead a successful entrepreneurial life. I give this book 3. Feb 19, Mohan Narayanan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Absolute beauty..
There is a letter in this book written to Ronnie by one of his colleagues. He for the same in this book. His journey brings u up with so much confidence but late when you think about it, the sheer scale of the journey he had and things he Absolute beauty.. His journey brings u up with so much confidence but late when you think about it, the sheer scale of the journey he had and things he has done, gives you chills.
Must read for every aspiring Indian entrepreneur. Dec 17, Anirudh Jain rated it really liked it. This is one of the most prosaic and practical books I have read in a long time.
This book tells the story of a media maverick who changed the way in which Indians consumed television.
A visionary who was far ahead of his time, he predicted trends like home shopping before they were a rage. All this comes from a man with humble background.
This book is filled with practical explanations on how to be a leader, the importance of clear communication and many more wisdom nuggets. Highly recommended to This is one of the most prosaic and practical books I have read in a long time. Highly recommended to anyone who is in a managerial position, his way of business and his ability to hustle is what made him the man he is today. Ronnie being the first generation entrepreneur and starting in s explains his experiences beautifully. From setting up a toothbrush business to founding UTV and finally selling it to Disney.
He explains the perils and joys, and most importantly how to keep going from one failure to another and never leaving the course.
Though personally, I think he hasn't touched the bureaucratic problems while doing b 'Dream with your eyes open' is the book about entrepreneurial journey of Ronnie Screwvala. Though personally, I think he hasn't touched the bureaucratic problems while doing business in India and how to get around them.
Overall, this book is entertaining and motivating. Jun 17, Sai Prasad rated it really liked it.
This book is about entrepreneurial journey of Mumbai based Ronnie screwvala. That doesn't make this book only for entrepreneurs. It's for everybody who is pursuing their passion. Author talks about setbacks,opportunities, importance of leadership and communication and perseverance.
Reading this book might help someone who has faced a setback and finding it difficult to cope.
It will help to stay on course. It reassures faith in you to overcome constraints, failures. Icing on the cake is sneak pee This book is about entrepreneurial journey of Mumbai based Ronnie screwvala.
Icing on the cake is sneak peek into media and entertainment industry and bollywood as well. That makes it a good read. Nov 12, L.
Truely aspiring and motivating. Recommended for the upcoming entrepreneurs of the country. In this book, Ronnie Screwvala has given very beautiful insights which can be related to the everyday struggles of an entrepreneur.
This book gives us inner strength to go through the struggles with a clear mind, focus and determination. His trusts and beliefs n the country's energetic and passionate youth to take the helm of the country's development and steer it into a bright future is mind blowing. Reall Truely aspiring and motivating.
Really worth reading and sharing it. A deeply personal look into Ronnie's life - which has been interesting and inspiring to say the least. It suffers from what most autobiographies suffer, that it is not a complete picture, only their version of the tale. But just that peek into Ronnie's ventures and his approach and philosophy is enough. Jun 15, Abhishek Behera rated it really liked it.
It really gives you helpful lessons that we can imply daily in our lives. Best to read it after college Dec 21, Pratik rated it really liked it. An amazing book to get a good peep into how the 1st gen entrepreneur made it big into the industries which seem so daunting from outside.
A very inspirational read with intriguing anecdotes from his own life. It has helped me realign my priorities and work towards some goals which were dithering away. I feel proud of myself to finish the entire book in first time after a long time. Thanks Ronnie for serving this fantasy delight. Dec 14, Nikhil Porwal rated it really liked it. One of the inspiring entrepreneur books where the path is actually been traveled by a person in his life.
Plus Ronnie Screwvala is an Indian and he perfectly helped us capture our childhood for me and helped me see the evolving landscape of businesses in India in these years. Jun 25, Vipul Musani rated it it was amazing. A very good book and a must read for entrepreneurs. It has listed all the problems faced by the new startups.
I wish I had read this before it would have saved lots of heartache. I recommend it to all the entrepreneurs. May 12, Ajay Raghavan rated it it was amazing. It was a fabulous read. He shares his experiences and brings out the essential qualities that an entrepreneur should have. He mainly advocates taking risks and seizing every opportunity that presents itself in front of you.
Jul 16, tarun mishra rated it really liked it. It is a good read and very inspirational for indian readers and entrepreneurs. There are few books on indian challenges for starting a business and this does the task well.
May 27, Hem Kalaria rated it really liked it. Dream with your eyes open shares failures and triumphs, thoughts and anecdotes in a simple narrative that could help you gain better insights into entrepreneurship and give you a fighting chance when it comes to realizing your dreams in a David - versus - Goliath world. Only then will we succeed in harnessing the countrys enormous entrepreneurial potential with the most energetic and passionate people in the world, alive with fresh mindsets, optimism and hope.
This book is about 'it can be done', not 'I did it'. Its all possible. Just dream your own dream-and when you do, dream with your eyes open. Interesting Facts. Book Excerpts Entrepreneurship is about living life on your own terms.
Time is short. Even with the right ideas, a tireless work ethic, the gift of the gab, a solid network, the ability to hire well, family support and funding - even with all those variables working in your favor - things can go sideways in the blink of an eye. There are no guarantees in business or life. Entrepreneurs face extraordinary challenges every day. Maybe your product or service didn't find the massive market you thought was out there. Maybe you ran out of money, didn't get the next round of investment or made one big bet and lost it all.
Maybe the founders split or growth just dried up. In business, it seems, a whole lot more can go wrong than right. Success is never an accident and seldom occurs overnight, far from what the media sometimes writes when touting the next killer app or must-have product. So what separates industry leaders from obituaries?
Staying the course is a crucial, unsung, often thankless task that falls to the person in charge and the core team. My experience tells me that value creation often comes from just lining up with everyone else at the start line. Too often these days, I hear people say 'I need to do my research' and 'I am doing my homework' as dilatory tactics to put their dreams on hold. Research and homework are vital, but deep knowledge comes from doing, from getting your hands dirty and from asking the questions others are afraid or embarrassed to ask.
Setting your laser sights on the goal and getting to work doesn,t allow insecurities or manufactured fears to get in the way of your dream.
You can't let that happen. You won't let that happen. Dreaming with your eyes open means being alert to challenges but refusing to let them stop you.
About the Author From modest beginnings in Mumbai's Grant Road, surrounded by the energy and unbridled potential of a country always on the verge of greatness, Ronnie Screwvala is a first-generation entrepreneur. His early days, in front of the camera and on stage, inspired him to pioneer cable TV in India and build one of the largest toothbrush manufacturing operations before starting UTV, a media and entertainment conglomerate spanning television, digital content, mobile, broadcasting, games and motion pictures, which he divested to the Walt Disney company in Newsweek termed him the Jack Warner of India, Esquire rated him as one of the 75 most influential people of the 21st century and Fortune as Asia's 25 most powerful.
On to his second innings, Ronnie is driven by his interest in championing entrepreneurship in India and is focused on building his next set of ground-up businesses in high growth and impact sectors. His more recent commitment to being a first mover in sports has made him lend his support to kabaddi and football. He is passionate about social welfare and with his wife Zarina and through their Swades foundation, has given single-minded focus to empowering one million lives in rural India every 5 - 6 years through a unique degree model.
He lives in Mumbai with Zarina and daughter Trishya. Specifications of Dream with Your Eyes Open: Rupa Publications India. Number of Pages. Publication Year. Post a Comment. An Entrepreneurial Journey English Hardcover by Ronnie Screwvala In dream with your eyes open, first-generation entrepreneur and UTV - founder Ronnie Screwvala details his vast experiences and the myriad lessons learnt from more than two decades of building some successful And some not-so-successful businesses, bringing clarity to a quickly changing business landscape and making an impassioned case for the role of entrepreneurship in India's future.
Interesting Facts Written by first-generation entrepreneur and pioneer of the media industry in India, Ronnie Screwvala, this book is an insiders account of what it takes to start, build and scale businesses in India. The book is replete with real-life incidents and behind-the-scenes anecdotes from his career that include building one the largest toothbrush manufacturing operations in India, pioneering cable TV and bringing home shopping to the country and creating one of India's most innovative and diversified media entertainment companies - one that gave the country its first daily soap, Shanti and breakout channels like Hungama and Bindass, as well as a movie studio that boasts films like Rang De Basanti, Dev.
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