THE TEAM

Rashmi Bansal, Founder

Rashmi Bansal is a writer, entrepreneur and youth expert. She is the author of six bestselling books on entrepreneurship: Stay Hungry Stay Foolish, Connect the Dots, I Have a Dream, Poor Little Rich Slum, Follow Every Rainbow, and Take Me Home. Her books have sold more than a million copies and been translated into 10 languages. She mentors numerous young entrepreneurs and conducts motivational talks for corporates. Rashmi is an economics graduate from Sophia College, Mumbai, and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Favourite books

Malgudi Days, No 1 Ladies Detective Agency,
Little Women, Adventures of Tom Sawyer,
The Outliers, Liar's Poker,
The ISKCON Bhagavad Gita

Favourite authors

R K Narayan, Alexander McCall Smith, Agatha Christie,
Judy Blume, J K Rowling, Malcolm Gladwell,
Po Bronson, John Green

Preferred genres

humour, crime, biographies

Favourite quote

Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling
sugared water, or do you want a chance to change
the world?

- Steve Jobs
convincing Pepsi CEO John Sculley to join Apple

Time spent on books each day

4 to 5 hours everyday

Niyati Patel, Co Founder

Niyati Patel is a young English Literature postgraduate from SOAS, University of London. She has always known that books and literature were her calling, and has pursued them throughout her educational career. Niyati truly believes that the greatest stories can change the world and is determined to find them.

Favourite books

Life Is Elsewhere, The Magic Toyshop,
Pride and Prejudice,
Harry Potter series

Favourite authors

Milan Kundera, Angela Carter,
Agatha Christie, Margaret Atwood,
Roald Dahl

Preferred genres

crime fiction, literary fiction,
romance, fantasy

Favourite quote

Draw a line; draw a line that pleases you. And remember
that it is not the artist's role to copy the outlines of things
but to create a world of his own lines on paper.

- Life is Elsewhere

Time spent on books each day

4 hours a day. I read books for a living!
Best job ever.