Arvind Agrawal has over 28 years of industry experience in leading an Asia-Pacific-wide business, heading business strategy for a leading financial institution and developing and rolling out new products. After graduating from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1983, Arvind spent around two decades working in the IT and Financial Services industry (NIIT, American Express, GE Capital) in India before working in Singapore where he spearheaded the Fair Isaac Corporation’s Asia Pacific services business and developed a strategic framework for card acquisition and customer retention for American Express GNS partner banks. After his career in industry, Arvind took the decision to move into academics, where he was able to pass on his extensive knowledge of the business world. While teaching, he discerned a passion amongst young people to start their own business and lead from the front. This was the foundation of this book which identifies the strategies and efforts that led to the success of several businesses during the “Golden Period” of Indian growth. Arvind is currently working on a research project that will create a model for sustainable work opportunities in rural environments.