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My Life, My Rules: Stories of 18 Unconventional Careers

My Life, My Rules: Stories of 18 Unconventional Careers

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My Life, My Rules: Stories of 18 Unconventional Careers can be a good read for those who are sceptical about their present career paths and marvelling whether a career change is in the offing or not. Written by Sonia Golani, the book traces the journey of 18 different people who, though highly successful and accomplished in their academic lives, decide to follow their hearts and dare to walk on the path less traversed. Author Sonia Golani is an entrepreneur who manages Management Consultants Group, a firm that specializes in the recruitment for MBA and CA degree holders along with professionals for several other sectors. Her first book, Corporate Divas, was about 18 different women business leaders. The book was hailed as an inspiration for young professionals, especially for women, who wanted to make it big in the corporate world. Her book My Life, My Rules was published by Westland on 2nd February, 2013. Soon after being published, the book featured in the Nielsen's Bestsellers list.

The book features the stories of 18 people, from different walks of life, who dared to dream and do things differently. Rahul Arerkar completed his Masters degree in Biochemical Engineering from a university in the United States but is presently renowned as a popular celebrity chef of India. He is also the owner of Indigo, a well known restaurant in Mumbai offering fine dining experience. There is also the story of Manohar Parikkar, a middle class boy who graduated from the prestigious IIT, Bombay but pursued a career a politics and went onto become the Chief Minister of Goa. A chapter of the book is dedicated to Harsha Bhogle, who is unarguably one of the leading commentators in the world of cricket. Bhogle went to IIM Ahmedabad. The book tells you about Rashmi Uday Singh, former Deputy Commissioner of the Income Tax Department, who is presently known as the most popular food critic of India.

There is a chapter on Amish Tripathi, a successful corporate professional, who risked it all to pursue his passion for writing. His Shiva trilogy became a massive success and he became a full-time writer after quitting his job. Raghu Ram, a musician of the extremely famous rock band Indian Ocean, has a Doctorate in Environmental Toxicology. The book features the story of Ashish Rajpal who was involved in several high profile corporate jobs in different cities across the world before he decided to come back to India and enrich the K-12 education. It also tells you about Ingrid Srinath, who was a big name in the world of advertising before she decided to head CRY. To know about them and also about Praveen Tyagi, Rajeev Suresh Samant, Srikant, Aditi Govitrikar, R Madhavan and Nikhil Chinappa among others, you will have to read the book. If you want to purchase the book online, you can check You will get information about shopping portals selling books online.

The book can serve as an inspiration for professionals, both young and old. Its narrative style is compact. In every chapter the author engages in conversation with the person featured in it and asks questions the readers would want to know the answers of. There is a sketch of each person in the beginning of their story and this adds a fun element to the book. This book running into 240 pages is in English. The ISBN 10 and ISBN 13 codes of the book are 9382618279 and 9789382618270 respectively.

Product Details
Language English
Publication Date February 2, 2013
Publisher Westland
Contributor(s) Sonia Golani
Binding Paperback
Page Count 240
ISBN 10 9382618279
ISBN 13 9789382618270
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  1.  Motivating... 24 June, 2013 On
    Read this a couple of months ago. It is about famous (and some not-so-famous but successful) people who were in good, regular jobs but attained name, fame and personal satisfaction from doing what they really wanted, sometimes staking almost everything they had to make their dream come true.
    Interesting factoids pepper the stories. E.g. actor R. Madhavan was an award-winning NCC cadet and a coaching class teacher before joining the film industry.
    Especially worth mentioning are stories of Praveen Tyagi, Ingrid Srinath and Ashish Rajpal.
    A nice, quick read...
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  2.  An inspiring book - My Life My Rules 22 June, 2013 On
    My Life, My Rules is a great book written by Sonia Gulani. It charts the career path of 18 people who took the off beaten path to do what they love. Well it does look like a simple task doesn't it? You just google up a bunch of people, talk to them and write a book? No, it is never that simple. The author has thoroughly researched her subjects and it shows.
    Also, the writing style is lucid and crafty. Where the narrative trails off is that almost all of these people are retiring or retired from their jobs. Still, it is interesting to read their stories.
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  3.  Inspiring book 3 July, 2013 On
    This is collection of 18 successful ppl who choose unconventional careers and proved their mettle in same. I particularly liked the story of R.Madhawan and Amish Tripathi. There is another story of boy from poor family who got seat in IIT and after completion went into training other poor kids instead of joining regular MNC job. It take good heart and strong will to help other...poor or rich really doesn't matter.

    Everybody will find one or other story to which they can relate their own life.
    Overall nice book.
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  4.  It's a good book, but negative experiences could have also been covered. 20 July, 2013 On
    I feel that the book focuses too much on the positive experiences of people who chose (and are successful with their) conventional careers. The author doesn't probe much about their negative experiences/challenges faced. Other than that, this is a good book because it is somewhat comprehensive. The selection and mix of people who were interviewed were from diverse backgrounds. You can hope to get a lot of inspiration from a book like this, but it is definitely not a guide on how to start an unconventional career.
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