I looked at the cover of 'Outlook Business' while I was at the grocery store, and decided to pick it up. It has a compilation of stories about twelve people who achieved something in an unfavourable environment. The list includes KP Singh, Subhash Goel, Capt. Gopinath, V Krishnamurthy(who lead Maruti's car project), Sam Pitroda, Vijay Bhatkar(who lead C-DAC in designing India's first supercomputer) among the twelve. Some of them started their projects from scratch and made everyone turn heads. The story about each of these men tries to describe in a few pages, the values and ideas that drove them, and how they achieved their goal. Makes an interesting read, and learning.
I particularly liked one thing that Capt. Gopinath said: "We all have our own magnetic needle, and we should overcome doubt to follow it".