We hope that the annual Gaja Capital Enterprise E-book shortlist turns into the de facto, must-read checklist for each CEO, entrepreneur and scholar, says Jain.
The final 20 years show that Indian companies are thriving to inform new tales and are discovering unexplored paths. The chroniclers of Indian enterprise tales endure painstaking efforts to seize the romance, battle and joys of entrepreneurship.
The Gaja Capital Enterprise E-book Award is created to honor these travellers, their journeys and their chroniclers. The Awards have fun and recognise the very best narratives of Indian corporations, entrepreneurs or occasions which have reworked the enterprise ecosystem in India.
In an interview with BW Applause and Every part Experiential, Gopal Jain, Co-founder & Managing Associate, Gaja Capital shared the concept behind the awards, their relevance within the present situation and extra.
There are only a few awards that recognise enterprise writings in India. When and the way did the concept of Gaja Enterprise Awards germinate?
Enterprise bookshelves are dominated by western tales of enterprise and entrepreneurship. Because the Indian financial system scales and the Indian entrepreneurial and investor ecosystem matures, we can have many extra tales and classes for the world, from India.
As buyers and entrepreneurs within the Indian market, we’ve witnessed a number of such journeys first hand. We wish to make a small contribution in encouraging Indian writers, journalists and entrepreneurs to inform their tales and inform them effectively, for the world.
Inform us concerning the choice course of. How are the books shortlisted and the winner chosen?
The Gaja Capital Enterprise E-book Prize is in its second 12 months. This 12 months we reached out to main publishers for nominations of books printed between 1st April 2019 to thirty first March 2020. The Gaja Capital Enterprise E-book Prize jury contains of trade consultants, buyers, CEOs and senior members from the areas of public coverage and governance.
This 12 months the main target of the shortlist was to curate a consultant checklist of books that inform numerous enterprise tales from India. The books cowl enterprise households, giant sectors like prescribed drugs, the challenges of enormous corporations implementing a digital technique and success tales from India’s startup ecosystem.
The jury will meet to resolve the winner. Apart from the general high quality of narration and analysis, the profitable guide shall be judged on the standard of its insights and skill to encourage and educate younger entrepreneurs. A great story, informed effectively will have to be effectively researched but additionally relatable and galvanizing. The jury will goal to strike a stability between these two vital points.
How related are these awards within the present situation?
India is on the cusp of a as soon as in a era alternative to leverage its demographic dividend, strengths in chemistry and well being sciences, know-how and a excessive development shopper market to create great enterprise worth and innovation for the world. Over the following few a long time, Indian entrepreneurship and enterprise fashions must be written about, critiqued, celebrated and improved to create a vibrant enterprise ecosystem, that’s constructed to final. We hope that these awards encourage younger entrepreneurs to learn and be taught from the expertise of others and for writers, journalists and entrepreneurs to share their tales and create a physique of information for others to leverage and construct upon.
Will we additionally see a digital version of the awards within the coming occasions?
Sure, we’re actively contemplating a digital version within the coming years.
What are a few of your future plans for the awards?
For now, we wish to keep the course. We wish to spend money on these awards for a very long time. We hope that the annual Gaja Capital Enterprise E-book shortlist turns into the de facto, must-read checklist for each CEO, entrepreneur and scholar in search of inspiration and insights about Indian enterprise and entrepreneurship.