Power Of Principles
Sid Mittra is emeritus professor of Finance at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. But that is just his designation
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Sid Mittra is emeritus professor of Finance at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. But that is just his designation. Mittra is a philanthropist, an acclaimed financial planning expert and has been actively writing articles and papers in publications across the globe.
In his memoir To Bee Or Not To Bee: Winning Against All Odds (Sage), Mittra writes about the extraordinary life he has lead (academic and professional), his life in Calcutta, the success he found in the US, and the principles he consistently followed, which eventually helped him tide through the tough times.
Mittra attributes his success to four principles: Persevere with passion; pursue professional, family-oriented, social and spiritual goals; persuade family and friends to help; and promote a culture of giving back.
Apart from his life lessons, the author also offers financial planning tips through anecdotes in this book.
Sure, the book at times seems like the life story of many Indians who struggled in the 1960s and 70s and later went on to do well once they crossed the seas in search of new opportunities. And Mittra humbly admits, that he is not a Gandhi or a Martin Luther King Jr. to write a memoir, still he felt compelled to share his story.