Praise for ‘What I Did Not Learn At IIT’

Banner_77“The world will globalize even further leading to new opportunities and new challenges. Young professionals will need to build and hone new skills. It will not be their knowledge, but what they do with it that will be important.  This book will surely help engineers prepare themselves for professional careers. The book is an easy read and prepares one as they enter the real world.”

            — Som Mittal, President, NASSCOM

“What I Did Not Learn at IIT” is an excellent reflection of Rajeev’s constant quest for knowledge and fulfillment.  Some of us are fortunate to know Rajeev’s humility along with his passion for imbibing knowledge, and this book is representative of both these qualities.  It is amazing to see Rajeev share what he has learnt over the years in his successful career with the next generation of people who are entering the workforce – regardless of the route they choose to take.  This book is a fantastic, easy read for anyone in different stages of life who seek to learn and realize their full potential.

— S. Somasegar, Corporate Vice President of the Developer Division, Microsoft Corporation

“A much needed book. The examples are easy to understand and the stories are memorable. Young professionals in many industries will benefit from this book.”

— Ashutosh Vaidya, Vice President and General Manager – Applications and Business Process Outsourcing at Dell Services

“We are giving copies of this book to our Graduate Engineer Trainees who have joined us from campus this year. Very practical thoughts. Every professional should adopt these in their daily life!”

                                                    —Sunil Goyal, Chief Operating Officer, Sopra Group India

“It was an easy and quick read. I love the use of checklists. To be honest, I learned quite a few things reading your book which I will need to incorporate into my work/life. I am planning to make this required reading for my entire team. Great work!”

            —Shiva Shenoy, Co-Founder and Vice President, Claims-X-Change

“The examples and ideas mentioned in this book are applicable to almost all industries. Over the last 25 years, I have watched Rajeev advance in his own career by practicing them. I am certain that these ideas will also help many new graduates advance in their careers.  I highly recommend this book. ”

           —O. P. Goyal, Whole Time Director, JK Paper Limited

“Having led businesses at Global organizations like Wipro, Cisco, EMC, and now Mahindra Satyam, I have worked with many successful people. The personal success habits discussed in this book resonate well with me. A must read for anyone wanting to advance in their career.”

            — Manoj Chugh, Global Head – Business Development, Enterprise Division, Tech Mahindra

“This authentic and inspiring book will help many young graduates advance in their careers. Many training departments will use this book as a supplement to their own training programs. A must read for new graduates if they want to develop successful habits and gain additional perspective on life after college.”

            — Ankur Prakash, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – TCS, Latin America

“With many industries suffering from overcapacity, companies in India still have the opportunity to lead the IT services sector. One of the ways to grow a company is to increase the effectiveness of team members. As a Gazelles Growth company, MAQ Software has implemented some of the key growth techniques explained in the book. I highly recommend this book to industry leaders to share with their teams to grow their businesses.”

— Verne Harnish, Founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc. and author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

“This is a great book; it is down to earth, simple in language, and uses common sense to explain complex issues. Hopefully, this book will serve as a checklist for a lot of engineers and others to introspect and improve themselves.”

— Arjun Malhotra, Co-Founder, HCL and HeadStrong

About the Author

As the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of MAQ Software, Rajeev Agarwal focuses on adopting the latest software engineering techniques to utilize emerging technology platforms. Prior to founding MAQ Software in 2000, Mr. Agarwal worked at Microsoft Corporation, Redmond for nearly seven years in Visual C++, Windows and Exchange product management groups. He started his career as a Design Analysis Engineer at Frigidaire, Webster City, Iowa to analyse washing machine designs for the North American market. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Agarwal was a finalist for the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2010) award and has grown the company to over 400 engineers worldwide. Mr. Agarwal also serves as a board member in the IIT Kharagpur Alumni Foundation and is a TIE Seattle Charter member.

His book What I Did Not Learn at IIT is available with all leading bookstores. You can also order it here:

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