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 Junglee.com. 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.