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About the Book
In this compelling first-person account, Sid Mittra shows us how it is possible to achieve our dreams against incredible odds.
Some unique features of this book: .
* A compelling read, infused with humor, this book is about a man who refused to succumb to adversity and achieved much success in life.
* A must-read for professionals and aspiring young readers whose perspective may be irreversibly impacted by the strength of Sid s vision and willpower.
* Perhaps the biggest strength of the book is the roller coaster ride of Sid s life story which reads like fiction.
He ascribes his success to the following 4Ps:
-Persevere with passion
-Pursue professional, family-oriented, social & spiritual goals
-Persuade family and friends to help
-Promote a culture of giving back
The author shows us how these simple yet potent principles can be easily imbibed to achieve our personal destinies.
About the Author
Sid Mittra holds the title of Emeritus Professor of Finance at Oakland University, Michigan. He was a board member of the International Board of Standards and Practices of Certified Financial Planners. He has been regularly invited to offer seminars at the World Congress of the International Association for Financial Planning, including those in Japan and Australia. Mittra is in several prestigious listings, including: International Authors Who s Who, American Men of Science, and Who s Who in Finance and Industry. Also, he has published a dozen books, including Practicing Financial Planning: A Complete Guide for Professionals, which enjoys wide acceptance among top universities and trade associations.
Mittra uniquely combines conceptual and theoretical knowledge in financial management with communicative skills. He frequently speaks on financial economics, money, and financial management. He also advises corporations, partnerships, and closely held corporations in financial matters.
Foreword by Swami Suprakashnanda
Introduction: Behold the Bee
Hobbled by a Horoscope
Whisked Away and Caned in Calcutta
Of Pachyderms and Paradise
A Dunce No More
Gaining Independence: India s and Mine
My Worldview Widens
Fumbling the Fulbright
Slow Passage to the Land Where Dreams Come True
Have Gun, Will Travel
Angel in a Devil s Night
A Modest Proposal
The Long Way Home, Sweet Home
My Academic Life: Failures and Achievements
On the Road Less Traveled: Risks and Rewards
Giving Back to Society: Redefined Concept of Success
Challenges in Creating a Four-Generational Legacy