Inspiring Stories

Unconventional Entreprenuers Around The World

Entreprenuer, the word always gives the idea of all those hard working buinessmen or business women, who after getting relevant degrees from the top notch Bschools venture into their own businesses. While there are some successful entreprenuers  who never went to any Bschool, they are just driven by their seer passion and became a brand. Let us read about some of those unconventional entreprenuers.

1.Tucker Max

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Tucker Max

Born to a restaurant owner in Florida, Max grew up in Kentucky and graduated from Blaire Academy in 1995 where he was voted the “most egotistical”. He went on to attend the University of Chicago & Duke Law School. He started his career with The Definitive Book of Pick-Up Lines (2001). His two best sellers Assholes finish first and I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell, later became movies. Max also co-founded an online company called Rudius Media and released a book with Dr. Miller called Mate: Become the Man Women Want in September 2015.

 

2.Dr. Dre

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Dr.Dre

Parents of Dr. Dre the rap pioneer were both singers. He had consistently low grades in school as his heart was always in making music. He got his first chance to work the turntables at an L.A. nightclub called Eve After Dark where the persona of rap star Dr. Dre was born. He tasted major success with his rap group N.W.A. The Chronic, which was his first solo album became a huge hit. Before co-founding the well-known Beats Electronic and selling it to Apple, Dre also started Aftermath entertainment and signed 50 cent and Eminem to his label.

3.Seth Godin

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Seth Godin

Seth Godin is an American author, public speaker, entrepreneur, and marketer who was born in New York in July,1960. A few years after completing his MBA in Marketing from Stanford, Seth founded the Seth Godin Productions. He later co-founded Yoyodyn which he sold to Yahoo in 1998 for $30 Million and became Yahoo’s VP of Direct Marketing. Till April, 2014 Seth had authored 17 books. He founded altMBA in 2015 which uses various digital tools to engage with more than 100 students in 27 countries for a super intense 4-week process.

 

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4.Ishita Gupta

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Ishita Gupta

While on her way to attend Medical school to become a doctor, Ishita Gupta decided to change her path to listen to the entrepreneur within. She studied documentary photography, made a short film on a Nobel Prize winner. She later applied and got into the Seth Godin MBA program, post finishing which she helped Seth launch his book Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? She became the Head of Media at Domino (Founded by Seth) and helped launch 6 bestselling books. She now publishes Fearless Magazine and runs her own consulting business.

5.Sophia Amoruso

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Sophia Amoruso

Sophia started selling vintage women’s clothing in 2006 when she was just 22 yrs old. She was a community college dropout and was working at an art school, living in her step-aunt’s home at that time. She started her website Nasty Gal in 2004 and quit her job to devote full-time to her startup. She has no Marketing team and is still one of the fastest growing retailers in the country and uses the power of social media to grow her user base. In 2011 alone Nasty Girl had a total revenue of $28 million. Nasty Girl has raised over @49 million is Venture Capital.

 

Journey from Kolkata to Mica

Mica Ahmedabad is one of the best B-school and is known for  the updated curriculum,the independence,the creativity and their policy of students first.Mica is a unique institute not because of the academic field but the main reason of it being at the position it is now is the diversity they have and also because every student is creative in their own specific way.

What better way to know about the Mica journey other than a Mican himself

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Journey From IT to MBA NMIMS

My journey like every other MBA aspirant began with the dream to make it to one of the coveted institutes , premier BSchools which went through its own turmoil but the right mentoring at CATKing moulded me to make it to the best of the best always !

Most of you might resonate with my story … An IT engineer working @Infosys bored of the daily rut routine finally decided to take things in hand to make it big ! Like Rahul Sir always says – ” Dream BIG” he imbibed this into me that made me stay motivated and focused always.

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How an MBA grad became a marketplace millionaire by selling umbrellas

“It is used in religious ceremonies, photography, as a weapon of attack and even as protection against an attack. The first reference of this device was made 24 centuries ago as ‘Zhou Li’. In the Indian context, it is referred in Mahabharata while talking about Jamadagni and his devoted wife, Renuka.”

An umbrella, as we know it today, is primarily used to protect us from the rains and sunlight. But unlike many, Pratik Doshi saw the opportunity to build an entire business on it. For someone who has generated a revenue of more than Rs. 30 lakhs(USD 50,000) in a couple of months by selling umbrellas, Pratik welcomes and embraces the rains with an unparalleled enthusiasm.

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Taskbob looks to encash boom in hyperlocal home services market

Owing to the fragmented nature of the hyperlocal home services market and lack of transparency regarding price and quality of services offered, Taskbob, the brainchild of four IIT Bombay alumni, aims to organize it using mobile applications based technology. It, like many others in the space, have set out to solve a major pain point faced by consumers through standardized, reliable and instant home services.

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