Rashmi Bansal

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Rashmi Bansal is a writer, entrepreneur and a youth expert. She is the author of four bestselling books on entrepreneurship - Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, Connect the Dots, I Have a Dream, and Poor Little Rich Slum. Stay Hungry Stay Foolish features the stories of 25 MBAs who left lucrative jobs to follow the rough road of entrepreneurship. The book created a new record in Indian publishing by selling over 300,000 copies and has been translated into 8 languages. Rashmi’s second book, Connect the Dots focuses on non-MBA entrepreneurs. It has also been a bestseller, selling over 100,000 copies. The book was shortlisted for The Economist Crossword Popular Award 2010. Her third book I Have a Dream, on social entrepreneurs, was released in June 2011.[3] The book was the no 1 non-fiction title in India in 2011, as per A C Nielsen retail Bookscan. The book was also shortlisted for The Economist Crossword Popular Award 2012. Her fourth book, Poor Little Rich Slum, on the spirit of enterprise in Mumbai’s Dharavi slum was released in June 2012. Rashmi is the co-founder and editor of JAM (Just Another Magazine). She writes extensively on youth, careers and entrepreneurship on her blog Youth Curry. Rashmi is a columnist on popular Indian news portal Rediff.com and a regular contributor to India’s largest selling business magazine - Businessworld, where her articles generate extensive interest and debate. She has also been Consulting Editor with business news channel Bloomberg UTV where she hosted India’s first call-in show on careers ‘Stay Hungry’. Rashmi is a consultant for international youth research agencies such as The Futures Company (a division of WPP, London) and Flamingo Research (Singapore). A guest lecturer at various business schools of repute including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, ISB, and S P Jain among others, Rashmi mentors numerous students and young entrepreneurs. She also conducts motivational talks and youth insight seminars for corporates. An economics...
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