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Kites in a Hurricane
Startups from Cradle to Fame

First Edition
  • Rishi Kapal - a Stanford LEAD alumni, is a Transitions Coach, Innovations and Marketing Consultant


October 2018 | 272 pages | SAGE Response

Startups, even the ones started by mature founders, required a lot of investment—both monetary and intellectual—on their entrepreneurial journey in terms of development and collaboration of the ecosystem. There are a million stories out there of successes and failures, of big and small startups, of one-of-a-kind and of every kind of startup. However, one thing is common: the entrepreneurial journey is checkered with highs and lows, difficult decisions, roadblocks, perseverance and lots of advice. Kites in a Hurricane is a book that describes how several startups used technology and entrepreneurial systems in an innovative manner to solve the problems they faced day after day when aspiring to build successful companies.

No one understands this world better than Rishi Kapal who spends all his waking hours surrounded by startups. This book is the essence of his experience with over 500 startups—it will help newer startups navigate through the exciting yet onerous entrepreneurial journey.

You will feel like an insider in the boardroom discussions and decisions of some of the successful startups.

 
Foreword by Sanjeev Sinha
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
What Changed the World: An Insider’s View of Startups
 
The Difficulty of Being a Good Idea
 
Face in the Dark
 
Business on a Shoestring
 
Make Me, Break Me, Remake Me
 
Developing the Organization: Founders as Flag Bearers
 
Design Me to Life
 
Feed Self, Then Get Fed: Business Development and Revenue Generation
 
Being Investible
 
Roots to Wings—Levitate: Becoming a Global Enterprise

“As a believer and supporter of edtech, I do believe that Rishi’s book is a very thoughtful compilation of the journey of early stage entrepreneurs. It lays out the experiences and frameworks that can be adopted for reducing their time to market and revenue. I wish them all luck.”

Ronnie Screwvala,
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Author

Rishi Kapal

Rishi is a 48-years-old Stanford LEAD alumnus with dual masters in management and an engineering degree, and with 27+ years of experience. He has authored three books, published in the last five years.Rishi is the former CXO of Fortune 500 companies and transitioned into being a start-up scale up specialist, career management coach and an academician. His coaching beneficiaries include super-senior and middle management leadership teams of corporates, entrepreneurial ventures and students at academic institutions.From 1993 to 2014, for over two decades, Rishi held strategic and operational roles in Sony, Qualcomm, Ericsson, BP... More About Author

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