By Panchali Mallik:
“One should be never afraid to experiment in life. Either you will succeed or you will learn some important lesson of life.” — Mohit Jain.
MBA by far is one of the most sought after courses in India and elsewhere. Getting an MBA is an expensive affair, and one which is almost impossible to justify regardless of the state of the economy. The branding of MBA as an elite course to apply for garnered it a handsome recognition across the globe. The glitz and glamour attached with the theory of Masters of Business Administration attracts an increasing number of aspirants each year. The MBA application process is not a cake walk. While majority of the candidates succumb to the mounting pressure, there are only handfuls who successfully emerge to get themselves enrolled in various courses and even a lesser number to capitalize on their MBA degrees in actuality.
Mohit Jain’s debutant endeavour “Four Corners of the Circle” ventures in the same realm to seek answers as to what really makes an MBA aspirant successful in their lives! It throws light on the various aspects of the education system and how we could join hands to make it more productive. With an increasing number of B-schools popping up like some mushroom umbrella, students are at logger heads to decide whether to apply in private institutes or appear for CAT, MAT, XAT or SNAP instead? While proliferation of multiple opportunities are often regarded as a virtue for any economy, the increasing options to enrol in both small time and reputed MBA courses are doing no good to the students other than bewildering them with a multiplicity of choices.
The situation is same everywhere, whether you are pursuing a career in management or not, it is the zeal to perform and attitude to excel which empowers you to travel distances and achieve milestones. Through the narration of his real life experiences, Mohit Jain has conveyed the importance of nurturing basic skills in life to enlighten the students to take correct decisions in their lives and avoid distractions in their career. Confidence is not bound by your English speaking power, neither is it measured by your analytical ability, it is the ability to realize who you are and what you are capable of, that leads your way to success.
“Four Corners of the Circle” comes as a major bliss for students who are seeking some good advice on how to pursue the career of their choice. His endeavour introduced the readers with the simplest yet the most glorious ideas of why one should do MBA or why “one should not do MBA”, which apparently is the first chapter of his book. The author chose the language of a layman and a neutral perspective to convey his ideals of pursuing a career, which indeed is remarkable. He used a subtle yet cognitive approach to communicate to his readers about how simple ideals of life can help them succeed and prosper in their chosen career path. Four Corners of the Circle is therefore, the author’s bid to address the gap between the know-hows and realities that are present in the process of seeking any career option.
The book recounts the story of a simple boy, clad in no superficiality and how his journey through a spectrum of enriching experiences achieved him extraordinary means of success and prosperity. He deciphered the codes embedded within the MBA hype, in a heart touching narration of true events. For Mohit Jain, MBA was a different ball game altogether that he played with his might. His journey stands as an inspiration for many who are influenced by the commercial camouflage of the course. Mohit Jain, in a small period of time achieved what is unlikely even for the veterans of this field, the reason being simple- hard work, dedication and perseverance. He knew what he wanted to be, he dared to dream what others don’t. MBA for the author was worship, something that he loved not only for its prospects but for the inherent value.
So if by now you are wondering that Mohit Jain was satisfied after analyzing the “Four Corners of the Circle”, then its time yet again to prove you wrong because the author goes ahead to explore the “Fifth Corner of the Square” which is the last chapter of the book. Through concepts such as “Juice” and “The Nine Point Theory”, the author successfully managed to communicate his ideals in the simplest possible ways. And all these are intelligently narrated by the author through his real life instances and experiences. In simple words Mohit Jain brought together five theories of success which he discovered in the sixteen years of his teaching career to help youngsters reach closer to their goals.
This book definitely is a humble effort by the author to celebrate what you are best at and nurture the skills which others think you cannot. For those with aspirations and those who dare to dream out of the box, this book will be nothing short of a sheer treat.