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Vision India 2020 Book Review: Five Stars From Amazon Reviewers

Posted on Saturday, May 1st 2010

Two new five star reviews of Sramana Mitra’s Vision India 2020 were posted on Amazon. From Charles Ashbacher:

“And the entrepreneur shall lead her (India) . . . There are many reasons to believe that by 2020, the economically most powerful nation will be India. The arguments for that premise made in this book are a bit unusual; the book consists of forty-five short “histories” of businesses in India developed by visionary entrepreneurs. Most of the histories start with an idea hatched in the second half of the first decade of the twenty-first century and follow it through the development into an economically strong company into the year 2020. Most of the ideas are not new, what is interesting is that they are being applied to India and would do a great deal to remake Indian society. All are based on the changing demographics of India as well as the push to grow new infrastructure to support the economic development and rising population. India is a source of great entrepreneur energy and initiative, no better illustrated than by reading anything on the leadership of technology companies in the United States.

The seeds are there for Indian greatness, and as an American, I can only hope that the growth is in cooperation and mutual assistance rather than one of rivalry. These scenarios, such as water desalinization, movie making, regenerating the rural communities, providing distributed national health care, and making and selling specialized cheeses have all begun, it only remains to be seen if they will grow to significant size. A very convincing case is made that most of them will.”

From Theseus’s review of Vision India 2020 by Sramana Mitra on Amazon:

“This book is a splendid and odd thing.

– On the one hand, it is a piece of futurism: a book that aims to tell us what the business in India will look like in 10 years.

– On the other hand, it is a giddy piece of India boosterism. India’s great! India’s progressing! Here’s why. The author stresses that there is a hard-working ethos in India which, when combined with Indian humanism and technical innovation might yield amazing things.

The writing here is engaging and impassioned. A great little piece of work!”

Vision India 2020 by Sramana Mitra is available from Amazon.com in paperback and Kindle, from Flipkart in India, and from Smashwords.com in all e-book formats.

This segment is a part in the series : Vision India 2020 Book Review

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