Mani Vaya is the founder of 2000 Books. He is a Physicist and Electrical & Computer Engineer and has spent 13 years in the TECH industry rising up the ranks to manage Billion $+ cellphone projects at Fortune 500 Company. However, he gave it all up to start 2000 Books. 2000 Books is the leading website for book summaries for entrepreneurs, podcast with the authors the books, and the launching place for community around learning and education for entrepreneurs.
Mani also provides consulting services for entrepreneurs who are seeking help growing their YouTube Channel, growing their podcast, or learning how to connect with influencers.
In this episode we discuss reading, taking the risk to leave a career to chase your big idea, the importance of education, how to have impact, being more than you are today, how thoughts impact actions, and so much more.
From Mani Vaya
Why 2000 Books?
Books have always fascinated me – but for a long time, they were Science and Engineering books. The 1st book to ignite my ambition was Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. Another book that really revolutionized my thinking was Napoleon Hill’s “Think and Grow Rich “. Until I had read those books, I thought that all the great, successful entrepreneurs in this world were born, not made. But after reading those books I realized that all the great ones in all areas of life were made not born. And the more I read and learn and look at the world around me, the more I find that to be true. Reading Think and Grow Rich was like dipping my toes in the vast pool of knowledge in the world of Entrepreneurship. I was hooked. I started reading voraciously. I saw books as the path to success in Entrepreneurship and in life. And over the last 5 years, I have read over 1000 books in the field of Business and Personal development. Over the last couple of years, I have been reading 7 books/week which averages to 1 book/day. I love it!
What I love even more than reading a book is breaking down those ideas, connecting them to other ideas and explaining the ideas to others.
And that was the genesis of 2000 Books. I realized that as ambitious entrepreneurs, we must a lot and constantly feed our minds with great ideas. If we read 50 books/yr for 40 years of productive life, we will end up reading 2000 books. Hence the name “2000 Books”. Here, I endeavor to bring you the most important actionable ideas from the world’s greatest books for ambitious entrepreneurs on a weekly basis. I sincerely hope that you will learn these ideas and use them to build great businesses. Please keep me posted on how these ideas help your business – I love to hear success stories. mani [–AT–] 2000books [–dot–] com
To your success,
Founder, 2000 Books