Today we interview Forbes Under 30 Nominee, Author, Speaker and Entrepreneur Bittu Kumar about why he chose not to go the traditional route of being an employee and how he defines success.
- Ideas Never get funded. People do. Honestly, no one will give you funds unless you have traction, so try generating some real revenue first before wasting time with venture capitalists. People want to invest in companies which already have a robust business model and only need funds for scaling. So, approach them only when you have achieved that stage.
- The journey will be challenging. Overnight success is just a myth. It doesn’t happen in real life. So, don’t lose hope if things are taking time. Patience is important. The man sitting at the top didn’t just fall there!
- And most importantly be wise, don’t’ burn yourself out doing tasks that others can do for you.
The Lean Startup by Eric Ries for Modern Entrepreneurs. This book tells you how to build an MVP fast and test the market before devoting full time to it. Vital for you when you are just starting out.
Think and Grow Rich: This one is the most recommended book on the internet. Napoleon Hill has put together great insights on the power of positive thinking.
Choose Yourself: A very recent read. The author James Altucher has given a great perspective on his life and why we need to live in “Choose yourself “ era. This book will give you strength when going through adverse situations.