1) What is the inspiration behind the book?
I heard Steve Job’s address at the convocation at Stanford and I was inspired. I wondered how much inspiration an individual can draw from a book that is simply the compilation of inspirational speeches. So I decided to bring together quotes from distinguished persons, who are well known in their own field.
2) How did you go about writing this book?
I first created a list of the top 50 speakers at the top Graduate Schools. I obtained the transcripts for each of the speeches. As they ran into many pages, I identified the most motivating quote and obtained concise excerpts from the speeches. And the book took great shape immediately.
3) What is the ultimate objective of the book?
Anyone who picks up this book and reads it must be inspired. At the end of the reading experience, he/she must not just be motivated to strive for excellence but also learn to ask important questions. In short, it must be a thought provoking exercise.
4) Where can I buy this book?
The book will be available in all leading book stores by July 2012.
5) Did you gain something in the process of writing the book?