Why I Failed - Lessons from leaders is a collection of real life stories of 16 leaders on their failures, and how they turned it around to their advantage and succeeded.
The alternate way to look at success stories, this twist in the tale has been possible perhaps owing to the author's profession. Shweta Punj is a business journalist, a television host and a social entrepreneur. Chronicling failures was her idea that led to Why I Failed - Lessons from leaders.
The chronicles of the 16 leaders is an inspirational story of a real life saga of why they failed, what they learned from their failure and how they turned it around to succeed. The story of Abhinav Bindra and his fight between the need and want that led him to miss his winning shot, or the suicide attempt of Sabhyasachi Mukherjee that led him to realize his potential is inspiring, or Ms Jindal's fight for her belief in spite of being handicapped and emerging a winner. Whatever it does or does not, the book will change your perspective on failure.
Slammed for shame and much feared failure is a detested word and condemned state of being, but once you gather yourself and acknowledge all the strength of your being the rise begins. Remember failure is not when you fall, but failure is when you refuse to get up.
The book is a brief narrative of the stories but misses on the depth and turmoil, the struggle and fall and the final resurgence into being. The book is best as a quick read for people who do not enjoy long narratives and are quick to the point and can read in between lines. The book is an inspiring one. Simple and straight it helps you move from one to another like a breeze. But if you seek an anatomy of failure and want to gain tips to find your path back to the top, queue it for another time and another book, this book helps in knowing that failure is not just in commoners but an evident part in the life of celebrities and winners who single-handedly look for the best in them and stand up to rebuild a dream successfully.
Pick this book to learn from the examples of such top leaders and stay inspired. Pick your copy to know the lives of these 16 people in the comfort zones of your home. Happy reading and yes stay inspired.