Saturday, February 9, 2013

Book Review: Because Shit Happened by Harsh Snehanshu

On the jacket:

On a fateful winter day, Amol Sabharwal, co-founder of one of the most ambitious startup ventures in the country,, decides to quit. What makes Amol quit his own business venture just when it is on the brink of raising its first round of funding?

Harsh Snehanshu, best  selling author of Oops! I fell in love! gives you an insider’s peek into the big, bad entrepreneurial world of fame, betrayal, lust for power, greed, and unethical business practices. Based on the real-life story of the start-up that the author co-founded in 2010, Because Shit Happened will tell you what NOT to do in a start-up.


Because Shit Happened is not Harsh's first book, but it is the first time I read him. And I was pleasantly surprised. An almost real-life story of his own experience with a start-up, the book was a fresh read. A one-go kind of read, it is so, because Harsh manages to keep the reader's attention occupied.

Too many sub-plots and a lot of events, as do happen in a college student's life, Harsh has spun the tale with quite a finesse. It does become a drab in between, solely because somewhere as a reader I knew the startup is not going to work and wanted to read the climax soon. That's not a totally bad thing, in a way.

For an author who is in his 20s and frankly, as a reader, I had never heard of before, Harsh definitely shows promise. I hear his fifth will be about travel, and I am looking forward to it.

Rating: ****/5

[This review is for Random House India. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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