By: Asian Media USA ©
Chicago IL: “Selfie of Success” an engaging first of its kind book authored by Venkatesham Burra, IAS that towered on the Amazon as the best seller received fervent acclaim in Chicago and in Indiana State. The book “Selfie of Success” replete with shining illustrations that highlights the 360 degrees holistic view of success was widely acclaimed at the book launching ceremony in Chicago. Author Venkatesham Burra, IAS in his overview delineated the essential elements and the nuances of success, the philosophy of success, synergy of success, stories & illustrations of success and how each element led to the building up of success adding real life examples of history of people.
Author Venkatesham Burra was in Chicago to receive a Global Oscars “Author of the Year” award at the American Multi Ethnic Coalition gala held in Chicago along with several global dignitaries including Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu and many others. The award was presented in honor of his distinguished work as an author in authoring a book that is characterized as a guiding light to people determined to embark on a journey that leads towards success; providing remarkable direction to those who passionately seek to pursue, preserve and sustain success.
Venkatesham Burra, IAS presented a copy of the book to United States Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi, Consul General of India Mr. Sudhakar Dalela, Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Shri. O. Paneerselvam, Member of Parliament Sri. O Raveendranathan Kumar and many other dignitaries. His book received glowing admiration from the elected officials and the dignitaries.
Author B. Venkatesham, IAS serves as Secretary to the Government of Telangana presiding over important portfolios including Tourism, Sports, Culture, Youth and Welfare. In spite of his monumental responsibilities in his role as the Secretary, Mr. Venkatesham devoted every awakening moments in his free time in researching the pivotal elements of success. In his remarks, he described his humble origin and his passionate drive to become an IAS officer was unrelenting and that, he added has driven me to this stage in life. Venkatesham Burra draws his inspiration from his very own life that which he articulates how success can never elude to those who pursue with single-minded unrelenting passion.
“Selfie of Success” divided into five major parts seeks to encapsulate various nuances of success – each chapter has remarkable anecdotes from the lives of successful people taking into deeper depths of how success is tenable. Burra defined his book as an attempt to share, motivate, and inspire success.
Venkatesham Burra emphasized that success is a journey and not a destination. He said Success is an external manifestation of inner desire. In the epilogue, Venkatesham Burra clearly outlines the distinction between success and happiness and happiness is not necessarily an essential component of success.
Venkatesham Burra does not shy away from outlining the demerits of success and how the history bears a painful testimony of many successful figures with their lives with heart wrenching end.
The book unveils offspring of success, sins, side effects, shocks, stages and everything that is needed to understand success. It moves away from the idea that “the aftermath of success is all enjoyment, glory and greater happiness in the lives of successful people”.
Venkatesham Burra unveiled the genesis of his authorship and the inspiration that led to writing this book that he defines it as compendium of anecdotal episodes. A book sheds light on examples of personalities and their views and anecdotes in between chapters has been masterfully incorporated to ensure the reader is incrementally building up to a seemingly grand conclusion. One of the significant highlight of this book is that it also dwells on the side effects of success and how to avoid the pitfalls of the doom of success which history has unveiled from Hitler to Michael Jackson. This compulsively readable book is sure to inspire readers to untap their inner potential to unleash their innate power to succeed.
The book also cautions about the propensity to heighten ego and false pride of successful people that may lead to destructive arrogance and sheds light on the evil effects of success citing the sins of envy, pride, greed, anger that sometimes get integrated with success. The concluding chapter of the book offers guidelines to pursue the next journey—from being successful to becoming great.
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