Title: Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks
Author: Alok Kejriwal
Genre: Management, Autobiography
Tells the story, in his own words, of Alok Kejriwal's business journey and the lessons he has drawn from them.
I liked the format of the book - a brief narration of events followed by a short summary of the learnings to be taken out of them. Each anecdote providing its own lesson.
The author has structured the chapters chronologically starting with his time in his grandfather's transport business, moving forward to his father's socks manufacturing business and finally transitioning to the internet and mobile domain. Lets say the career path has been quite interesting. The title is metaphor of his quitting the family run socks manufacturing business and starting on the internet journey.
There are a few lessons which everyone can imbibe, even if they are not the entrepreneurial type. And these are not out-of-the-ordinary. They are ones which we do know, but have been presented in a single book. e.g. connecting with the right people, being adaptable to the circumstances, trying to identify the right problem and then working on its solution, being patient, being observant, being prepared and most important communicating well.
Overall, an interesting read.
Previously on BookMarks: The Barefoot Coach