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Amit Chandra’s Five

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Amit Chandra is Managing Director of Bain Capital Advisors (India) since early 2008. He has previously spent over 13 years at DSP Merrill Lynch, a leading investment bank in India, from where he retired in 2007 as its Board Member & Managing Director.

5 Fiction Books that I like

– Monk who sold his Ferrari, Robin Sharma
– Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Richard Bach
– The Prophet, Khalil Gibran
– Catch 22, Joseph Heller
– The Secret, Rhonda Byrne

What I Learnt from Catch 22

Life can be challenging in peculiar ways, but a sense of humour is essential to getting by, as is enjoying the small things along the way.

A Book that made an impression

Conor O’Clery’s The Billionaire Who Wasn’t: How Chuck Feeney Made and Gave Away a Fortune Without Anyone Knowing

The autobiography of Chuck Feeny is the book that’s moved me the most. It’s his incredible life story that I found extremely inspirational….. Chuck Feeny comes across as an extremely smart and hard working wealth creator, who has remained humble and lives a modest life, using his wealth to make the world a better place. Importantly, he does so in a manner that is without seeking glory, fame or anything in return. He went public with his story only when he felt it was time to tell it to inspire others to do the same. I was moved enough by his story to try to model my own life along similar lines.

More on Amit Chandra

Amit is very active in India’s not for profit space and serves as a Trustee/Board Member of The Akanksha Foundation (providing education to less privileged children) and GiveIndia (India’s leading philanthropic exchange). He was named Next Generation Philanthropic Leader of the Year by Forbes in 2013.

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About Preeti Singh

I am a bookaholic. I love stories, storytelling. I enjoy helping people structure their storytelling, and I love to share the stories I discover.

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