Prof. Mukesh Sud (IIM Ahmedabad) and Prof. Priyank Narayan (Ashoka University) launch their book ‘Leapfrog – Six practices to thrive at work’

The book, published by Penguin Random House, was launched by Director IIM Ahmedabad and
Chairperson Ashoka University at an impressive event at India International Centre, Lodhi Estate.
New Delhi: Delving on the contemporary ways of life with much enunciation on the entrepreneurial
journey, Mukesh Sud and Priyank Narayan have co-authored a book, ‘Leapfrog – Six practices to thrive at
work. The book was launched on 1 st December at India International Centre, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi.
The book was launched amidst an impressive audience full of faculty, professors, students, and leading
personalities from the education sector, such as Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, the Chairperson of Ashoka
University; Prof. Errol D’Souza, the Director of IIM Ahmedabad, Ashish Dhawan, Founding Chairperson
of Ashoka University, and Sanjeev Bikhchandani, a well-known entrepreneur and Co-founder of Info
Published by Penguin, Leapfrog – Six practices to thrive at work is available across online and retail
platforms across India. The book has the potential to be a game changer for young leaders, budding
entrepreneurs, and millennials, as the book revolves around deciphering solutions to everyday challenges.
Having rich and extensive academic and entrepreneurial experience, Sud and Narayan have divulged a list
of pragmatically synthesized ideas to cope with the challenges of work and life. It’s a valuable handbook
for those who want to thrive at the workplace or excel in their entrepreneurial journey where the book
goes beyond the professional gamut and is effectively applied to everyday life as well. The book in one
way or other inspires people to lead their professional lives happily.

Speaking on the occasion, Mukesh Sud said, “Life works in certain ways where its course of action
cannot be ascertained beforehand. Dedicating my entire life to academia and my experience as an
entrepreneur, I identified the subtle connection between work and life, which we have captured in the
book. Leapfrog will help people thrive in their professional and personal life”.

Priyank Narayan said, “Given that our book did not belong to the conventional fictional genre, we
decided to adopt an anecdotal style driving inspiration from our real-time classroom conversations and
moulded it into story-telling form, to stimulate the interest of the readers. Leapfrog is an easy read, and
everyone can benefit from the intelligible insights”.

Ashish Dhawan, Founding Chairperson of Ashoka University, added, “The book has a great
amalgamation of real-life experiences and behavioural science theories strung together beautifully by Mr
Priyank Narayan and Mr Mukesh Sud. Leapfrog is the kind of book that resonates with everyone, no
matter what position you hold in the corporate hierarchy. It teaches you grit & perseverance, two things
that will definitely help readers from any walk of life”.

About the authors:

Prof. Mukesh Sud – Prof. Mukesh Sud is an Indian writer who perspicuously weaves real-life examples in the form of engaging stories. His work/s is a true personification of his expertise gained over three decades of professional experience. His recent book manifests practical solution to the workplace and life problems that oscillates between his entrepreneurial and academic journey.
Graduated from Indian Institution of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Sud became an entrepreneur, which was
followed by academic profession. He completed his doctoral program at IIM Bangalore. After teaching
for 9 years in the US he returned to India where he is currently at IIM Ahmedabad. Currently, Prof.
Mukesh Sud is a visiting faculty at Ashoka University, Delhi NCR, and the Naropa Fellowship at Leh.
Along with this, he also conducts executive education programmes on Design Thinking and Creating
Entrepreneurial Organizations at IIM Ahmedabad.

Priyank Narayan – Priyank Narayan is a seasoned entrepreneur and educationist, who pragmatically brings his rich experience to identify growth prospects in the workplace. Mentoring a number of startups in India and abroad, his book helps readers navigate their future with the help of innovatively designed practical solutions. Harping on his entrepreneurial qualities, his recent book is a guide to exploring opportunities for a thriving career. Priyank Narayan is an alumnus of AIM, Manila, and IIM Ahmedabad, and is currently a visiting faculty at IIT Delhi, Department of Management Studies. Being the Founder of
IndiaPreneurship, which identifies Indian entrepreneurial opportunities to the world, he is adept at giving
incredible insights for entrepreneurial success which also finds application in the broader sense of life as

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