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Book Review - Ganesha’s Global Startup

  Book Review   - Ganesha’s Global Startup Prachi Garg   Ganesha’s Global Startup is the third book of the Fiction Series on Startup business models from Ms Prachi Garg, and her 6 th book overall. All previous titles are on Startups, making Ms Garg India’s {maybe the world?} first and only Startup series writer in both Fiction and Non-Fiction. This book, like the other two before this, is also based on a fictional startup, and its planning, strategisation, tactical execution and growth phases, including funding, organic and inorganic strategies, and more.   THE IMPACT OF READING IN THE PRACTICAL WORLD I am myself in the startup space, and have handled more than a dozen startups in various consulting full time  and part time capacities; in my opinion, the 6 books, all of them, are valuable resources for any startup expert on enthusiast.  More than once her first 3 books have given me reference models and examples in my professional capacity. More than once, the 3 fiction books have pro
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