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Take Off your Startup by Samyak Kumar – Book Review

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About the Author:

Samyak Kumar, is a Mechanical Engineer turned Entrepreneur, Avid Reader & a Great storyteller. Son of a farmer, Came from a middle-Class Family, Recently married to a Superwoman.

A good Business Planner, Marketing Pro, Business Strategist, and Financial Management Expert.

Won 10+ awards for business plans & case study competitions. Did International Marketing, visited 20+ countries for exhibitions and expos. Founder of 2 Startups. Made 7 blasting product launches.

In my entire 10-year startup journey I went through many ups and downs, I was almost about to breakdown and go in depression. In this entire journey, I didn’t find a single source to look into and follow. I want this knowledge to be transferred to everyone and don’t want anyone to go through what I went through and want to make your take off easy.


According to you what qualities one must have if they want to start a startup business?
“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”- Mahatma Gandhi.
Take off your startup by Samyak Kumar is a must-read book if you are planning for a startup business.
This book gives us the clarity, the vision and prepares us for the worst outcome. It teaches us, how we should face the difficult times, how something we built falls if there is lack of understanding. Coming from a business family and an entrepreneur myself, I could well relate to this book. I have seen various phases in business, so this book has been like a reminder for me.
With startup stories, inspiring quotes, different concepts, it’s an informative book with 145 startup stories. It has both success and failure stories. Pick up this book, start reading any chapter and you won’t regret it. With facts and figures, to the sequence of the book, everything is done perfectly. I wished if the author could combine a few stories.
With a crisp narration and engaging writing style, the author shares different concepts and gives the reader a reality check
23% of startups mentioned team issues leading to failure. – Entrepreneur
How many of us actually knew that?
This book is very interesting and informative. Every startup story shared in this book teaches you a lot of lessons. The best thing is, you don’t have to go on various sites searching for such stories.
The author has created this book sharing failure stories as well as success stories in the book explaining why the company/startup succeeded or failed in their journey. What went wrong and which was the right step.
One of my favourite parts was to read, learn and understand how as little as “TO DO LIST” is so important and being d you operate on a day to day basis. We often tend to sidetrack it confident that we won’t forget but this is beyond just noting things down. It’s about segregating and prioritizing. How? Read the book and learn it for yourself!
The language is reader-friendly and is perfectly drafted in a very simplified way. The research done behind curating every chapter is very commendable and appreciated. 
145 Startup Stories, 8 Steps, 72 concepts to create a business plan and 7 scientific formulas for team building. The book is like a treat to everyone looking for such details.
As mentioned in the book, it is a perfect read for College Students, Job doers, MBA students, Businessmen in the first five years of business.


If you’re working on a business plan and have new business ideas then keep reading…
• Are you a graduate student with no business knowledge and have a plan of starting a business without or little money
• Do you have an inferiority complex that you have not completed an MBA
• Do you have a startup idea but no money
• Are you doing job/ or planning to do a job to accumulate money for your startup ideas
• Are you looking to validate your business plan
• Do you have confusion to choose a new business idea
• Do you have questions on Startup Funding

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Sarmistha

    Sounds good

  2. Md Redoy Hossain

    Hey there, Thanks for sharing this lovely review. I’ve got help. Take are…

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