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'Leap Frog' To Success

There are very few books which are applicable across all verticals and age groups

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Everyone wants to excel in their careers. There are multiple books written on the subject, but there are very few books which are applicable across all verticals and age groups. 

One such book written by Priyank Narayan and Mukesh Sud, both professors at Ashoka University is called ‘Leap Frog' released recently. They have been working on it tirelessly since 2.5 yrs, across multiple drafts, writing and re writing. The book is about thriving at work and broadening the horizon at work place. 

Talking about this book, Narayan notes, “Based on all the anecdotes and journey we have put together a book with nuggets across six chapters.” He also added, “The idea is to capture the nostalgia of the classrooms.” 

Speaking at the book launch, Sanjeev Bikchandani, founder, spoke about failures in life, “I take risks very carefully. If you keep your costs low you will be fine.” The book speaks about the importance of making a failure resume. The idea is to learn about the learning from one's mistakes. 

Ashish Dhawan, founder Center Square Foundation, speaks about the essentials of building a career , “Young people want things too quickly, one needs to get over that. It takes years to build a successful enterprise. First five-ten years are usually very bumpy.” 

One key element to success is decluttering unnecessary distractions from work which is something the book also talks about. It is important to take a step back as insights will come when mind is decluttered. 

Book also includes a personal journey map for individuals as Sud said, “Personal journey map is a drilled down version of a business plan/layout. You revisit personal journey map and chart out your career paths.” A lot many times writing down the career goals brings clarity and helps to chart out a clear path ahead. 

In an ever evolving world, one has to constantly reinvent themselves, as IIMA director Errol D'Souza “it is no longer a world where you get education and enter the workforce. You have to constantly reinvent yourself.” The book provides guidelines to professionals and youngsters about how they can have a successful back and forth in their career and come out successful.

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