Varun Agarwal: From failing in engineering to co-founding a million-dollar companyPosted on 27/11/13
In a world where everyone around us want us to "think" and follow the conventional route to success, INK Fellow Varun Agarwal shares a very different mantra of success -- "Don't think." Watch as Varun shares his fascinating story of starting India's largest college merchandise company and becoming a bestselling author, while braving a certain 'Anu Aunty'.
About the Speaker
Varun Agarwal is a 25 years old filmmaker, entrepreneur and a bestselling author. He is the co-founder of Alma Mater, India's biggest college apparel/memorabilia company, author of bestseller 'How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded A Million Dollar Company', and also the co-founder of Reticular, a social media marketing firm. The pursuit of his interests brought about collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Preity Zinta, and many others.
BOOK: How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company, Rupa Publications
“All that matters is braving Anu Aunty.”
Amazing Talk.... In just 10 mins u throwed away ur whole life & i got touched & moved.... Awesome Buddy.... Long way to Gooooo....!!!!
M a 23 year old guy, could perfectly connect with wat all u said abt d society etc. Great decisons u have taken in life.
My Gud wishes r always with u.
Varun Agarwal, no wonder I get to know about you today, when I've been wearing one such hoodie that comes from your firm since the last day at school. Not literally though!
No person, living or dead has ever inspired me more than you just did in a 10 minute short film.
The concept of thinking is so hyped up in our nation that the 'Don't Think' motion invites as many Anu Aunties as you can't imagine!
In a life that's so tied up with work, ENGINEERING of course, a hundred thousand commitments; what gives you a break from reality is doing what you love, and if that becomes your profession, you do wonders!!!
No doubts at that, till YOU stand in front of us!
Cheers to you, Cheers to you braving Anu Aunty,
and not the least of course,
Cheers to all the bars in the world, cause as far as I have known, amazing ideas strike your head either at bear bars, or Ahem Ahem!
cool....... even i always think , m gonna be a engineer or not ......... although m interested and mind is in microcontrollers but i suck at study on other side i have brilliant ideas about making devices ...... eventually i have to finish F**King btech then m gonna do something about it and definitely i will come and post here my achievements ....till then dont think , make others think about you !!!
Dude, it's so inspiring !! I can truly relate to it. I quit Engineering in the very first month after Joining, just bcs i could feel strongly in my heart that this is not i really want to do and today i am doing what i am really passionate about !!
Yesterday i myself decided to use the mantra "DON'T THINK" a few hrs before watchng your video & shared it with my mom and also tried to convience her with some examples,but.....she adviced me to THINK..!!... I was confused but thanks to you...
My friend shared this link of your video of yours...usually i skip watching such videos as i do not have unlimited data plan...Still I watched the whole video. I was once started blogging and also tried to become an entrepreneur like you but same story the word "THINK" ruined all my dreams and plans then...Today, I think you have given some inspiration to me not to give up that idea of mine...thanks for that...I'll Do It again!!! :-D \m/
I AM such a confused personality,and before doing anything all i do is THINK and THINK!!Now i know why i landed in this trouble and thats because i think too much of all the pros and cons. I know i should follow my heart still all i do is think about my decision all the time AND END UP NOT DOING WHAT I ACTUALLY WANT. Cause i dont have the courage to follow my dreams. But today I can connect to what u said!! From this moment onwards i will follow my heart cause i dnt to want to regret anymore in the future! Cause its ONE LIFE WE GOT :) I DONT KNOW ABOUT OTHERS BUT IT WAS REALLY LIFE CHANGING FOR ME! THANK YOU
I have always firmly believed that the best results come in when we honestly follow our hearts and do what gives us the utmost happiness.. only thinking and not going by what we really want to do is one sure way to screw it all up.. ultimately there is no point reaching the top when the heart is craving for something else.. Thank you for this very inspirational talk.. :D
hi , varun u inspired me a lot thank u very much.... i will definitely meet u after my sucess . even i am writing a book "how varun braved me and made to start co-founded million dollar company" i always rememeber ur eng teacher words everything will be tuff until u actually go and do it....
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