Selfie Of Success
A brilliant first book Selfie of Success is a civil servant’s debut tome on motivation, with incredible literary flaunt
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Selfie of Success is a literary triumph! The maiden attempt of a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) as an author makes for a powerful read. It fills the mind with positive, inspiring affirmations that could usher “success” into one’s life. Burra Venkatesham’s masterpiece goes beyond most books of the genre, for here, the narrator is “success”, speaking in the first person. Venkatesham introduces the reader to “success” as a living, breathing person and the company it keeps, the way it acts, walks, speaks and thinks.
Selfie of Success turns out to be a comprehensive snapshot of what success is. The book broadens the horizon of the reader, right from page one. To conquer anything, one must first study every facet of it. Burra Venkatesham has studied the illusive pattern that makes for success and employed it in his personal life, with incredible results. Now he shares his treasure trove of indepth knowledge on the subject in an easy-to-read and immensely inspiring book.
Selfie of Success is a book that is unique in many ways, but primarily because it personifies “success”. It is written in the first person, where Success projects its opinion. Unlike other tomes on the subject, Selfie of Success warns of the pitfalls on the path to success too. Venkatesham divulges his humble, rural beginnings and goes on to skilfully narrate his journey towards success and the efforts he made to attain it.
The references to the life and times of luminaries from Mahatma Gandhi to Escobar, Jack Ma to Ramoji Rao, Oprah Winfrey to Michael Jackson, offer insights on what makes for success. The book has been compartmentalised so that the reader may read it either at one go, or choose to read the segments that arouse his or her curiosity or interest. The book strives to educate, inspire, motivate and also forewarn the reader about success. The language is simple and easy to comprehend, reaching out to people of all ages. Written in a smooth, racy style, this book on motivation gives the reader intellectual fodder to mull on, before embarking on, or renewing, that journey on the path to success.
Selfie of Success is a narration of a unique protagonist who offers powerful affirmations of verities that could transform life incredibly.