About Rajive Dhavan - Serial Entrepreneur & Author
Rajive Dhavan, 29, is a B.A. Mass Communication (Journalism) Graduate with a collective experience of over 12 years. From a college drop out to a Disc Jockey, from a part-time entrepreneur in school to a Helper in a clothing store, from a Call Centre Executive to a Process Trainer in a Bank, from a Sub-editor & Columnist in a leading Daily to a Serial Entrepreneur who launched his first startup at the age of 22, he's played quite a few roles. Today, he heads three profitable companies. In 2015, he turned Author with his first book, STFU - Start The F#%$ Up! - for present and future leaders of startups, small & medium sized companies.
A regular Speaker at platforms like Startups Weekend, Pioneers, The Fail Fest, Tilak College, St. Mary's College, etc., he will soon be taking over the stage at The August Fest. He likes to talk about subjects like entrepreneurship, startups, branding, startups ideas, how to start a small business, life, et al.
Apart from this he is also writes for websites like YourStory, Under30CEOs, Mad Over Marketing, Youth Connect and The Startup Journal.
"Rajive Dhavan's new book, STFU - Start The F Up, provides tremendous advice for anyone who is contemplating a start. His words of wisdom are real gems that can help any starter-upper avoid a host of unexpected landmines."
J. Keith Murnighan (Author of the Best Seller Book, Do Nothing! and Prof. at Kellogg School of Management)
"Rajive manages to caution young entrepreneurs with wit and wisdom. Some brilliant nuggets like “Ego at bay. Brand in sight.” He managed to dig deeper into his own experiences to put together this invaluable commandments for start ups."
K.V. Sridhar AKA Pops (Chief Creative Head, SapientNitro and Jury at Cannes Lions)
"Rajive's book, STFU - Start The F Up, is comprehensive, relevant & inspirational. I liked the way he has emphasized the importance of self-belief. Finally, a business book that makes entrepreneurship fun"
Mukund Mohan, Serial Entrepreneur & Investor in over 30 Startups (Silicon Valley & India)
One of the best books for startup leaders
Perhaps, STFU - Start The F Up, is not the best book on startups but it’s certainly a must-read book for every budding entrepreneur. Well, an entrepreneur does every single thing in his capacity to make his business successful. A fresh perspective, however, always comes in handy. STFU – Start The F Up will not transform your business in 30 days. But it will empower you to get your hands dirty, and look for solutions yourself. It’s an effort to bring you closer to that one person you can always rely on – You. Yes. Nothing helps you like… you!
ISBN 13 (SOFT): 9781482856460 ISBN 13 (HARD): 9781482856477 ISBN 13 (eBook): 9781482856453