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Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks

Written by: Alok Kejriwal
Narrated by: Siddhanta Pinto
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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By the time he was 20, Alok Kejriwal had his life preplanned for him. He would inherit the family’s socks manufacturing business and be the hardworking, money minting, quintessential Marwari businessman - forever.  

Except that it didn’t turn out that way. A few years after surviving the family setup, something turned up that sent Alok on a completely different career path: the INTERNET!  

A crazy business idea Alok had turned out to be a winner, and contests2win.com was born. Soon, Alok was fighting and thriving in a world completely different from the one he had grown up in. A world where technology breakthroughs, VCs, and out-of-the-box thinking decided the real winners.  

Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks is Alok’s real life story of starting up and unadulterated entrepreneurship. It traces his roller-coaster ride as an aspiring entrepreneur, traversing through a variety of business ideas in the family business up to his big breakthrough as one of India’s first entrepreneurs to tap the power of the internet. It details the amazing success of contests2win.com and Mobile2win, a venture eventually acquired by The Walt Disney Company. The chapters in the book are actual stories, throbbing with memorable anecdotes that conclude with crisp learnings for the listeners.  

Why I Stopped Wearing My Socks is a deeply compelling story about beating the odds, staying motivated and gung-ho entrepreneurship. It is an inspiration as well as a practical guide to emerging a winner.

©2018 Alok Kejriwal (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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Great

Good one... a story of a start-up and how they are funded and consequences thereof... great experiences shared by the author !

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Awesome Read

it's very interesting to know your startup journey and challenges faced/your learnings..kind of gives you confidence to start thinking about doing something on your own...

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One of the best book on entrepreneurship

This is one of the best book
Real life incidents of Mr Kejriwal made me intrigued
Voice of narrator is also melodious
Great buy!!!

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Story of a CEO who wanted more than family fortune

Identifying problems or value adds is what distinguishes successful people from the ordinary. Appreciate All aa he didn't shy of sharing failures and infact shared his learnings in almost all chapters. To err is human but to identify your mistake, acknowledge it, learn from it and later broadcast it to the world; requires lot of gumption.