‘Beyond the Bootstrap’: A Case Study of a Sophisticated Entrepreneur


Rajendra Kurlekar, an entrepreneur by birth (nicknamed Rajan by his family members, and Dadasaheb to his employees), was angry and upset when his close friend and a fellow entrepreneur, Kishor Limaye, walked into his office for the usual morning cup of tea and chat. Kishor Limaye could easily make out that something was seriously amiss and sensed the depressing vibes around him. He could clearly see that Rajan was highly distressed from his pinkish face. Kishor Limaye, therefore, decided to sidestep the usual greetings and enquiries about business issues; instead, he started by chiding the failure of the meteorological office, which was expected, and talking ...

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