A journal book titled ‘Youth Entrepreneurship: How to start …?’ has recently been launched. Young Entrepreneur & Freelance Journalist Syed Rabius Shams, in association with the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), BRAC University (BRACU) has penned and published the inimitable manuscript. The book on entrepreneurship and startup ecosystem development focuses on the Bangladeshi prospective youth entrepreneur’s journey and discusses on how to tune ideas, sources of funding, promoting a startup, personal branding and usages of Social media alongside how to overcome the obstacles ahead of an entrepreneurial voyage in his writings through real-life examples of growing businesses.
Noted economist and Professor of BRAC Business School Dr. AB Mirza Md Azizul Islam, also a former adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh for the ministries of Finance, Planning, and Posts & Telecommunications, has opined, optimism, determination, and innovation are crucial for youth entrepreneurship, which can be found from the book. Such journal books should be used as academic references in universities and institutions. I believe more writers will come forward to unveil the entrepreneurial spirit of Bangladesh, he added.
Shams also came up with innovative ideas in addition to public communication activities to enable the readers to understand how ideas are generated and can be implemented effectively. The book also displays the comportment expected of students and young startup leaders to comply with the objective of ‘creating jobs through promoting entrepreneurship’. The author has written extensively in various publications on this issue at home and on abroad and the book has come as a compendium of those writings.
Comments from distinguished academicians, entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and development activists along with articles from five aspiring writers have also been included in the manuscript. It has mentioned about some individual, several startups’ and examples of activities some entities that are closely attached to entrepreneurship development activities. In this way, the book would a great reference to get acquainted with the startup ecosystem of Bangladesh. The 102-page paperback copy of the book is available through online rokomari.com and some bookshops in the capital city. According to the author, this book could be a distinctive standpoint of storytelling on ‘Youth Entrepreneurship’ and also could be a good piece of reference for various pitches. My observation is that the book would be as evident to good use through nurturing the reader’s creativity and encouraging them to be an Entrepreneur, Shams said.