Irrationally Passionate

Overview :

Irrationally Passionate is a life story of Jason Kothari. In prologue, he mentioned a sweet story of his childhood when he tried to bargain with a local shop keeper in Agra and get the chess set for the price in his budget.

He is an Indian but born and spent most of the childhood in Hong Kong . He mentioned his initial days as nomadic as they frequently moved to Paris, US and then back to Hong Kong . Although his life was full of comforts but he faced the racism in his childhood and it left a mark on his memories.

He shared story of his problem with drugs, alcohol and getting involved in frequent fights and how he overcame with the problem with the help of his family and his Will power. After getting over with alcohol problem he get more focused on his studies and got admission in Wharton University , Pennsylvania. His life transformation from drug addict troubled teenager to focused student of greatest business school is really admirable. His dream of becoming entrepreneur is started getting shape.

Buying Valiant Comics during college years, Working as Housing .com and Freecharge as CEO and turnaround in Snapdeal fiasco, the book is full of inspirational stories.

Review :

The book is full of positive thoughts and energy. After reading this book you will feel like go and do something good with your life. You will feel motivated. Preaching something is very easy but proving your point with live examples is different.

The language of book is simple and easy to understand. Not a single dull moment but in few places, there are little bit technical terms are mentioned which author has explained too.

For me, best part of the book is :

  • It has so information to absorb . Author has worked in many streams, and given details about it. Starting with Valiant Comics (entertainment) , then (real estate), Snapdeal (e-commerce), freecharge (e- wallet), through this book we get overview of how business works on these streams.
  • Author belongs to humble family and become entrepreneur with average skill set because of exceptional quality of never giving up and hard work. It is very inspirational.
  • Growing up aboard doesn’t mean to disconnect with your roots. A line from book “You ‘ll never know how fortunate you are to live in India, until you have been made to live somewhere else”.
  • Being passionate about what are doing keep you alive.

Book Details :

Author : Jason Kothari
Publisher : HarperCollins
Genre : Non-fiction/Memoir
Price : Rs 599/-