BOSTON—INDIA New England News, the region’s oldest and largest print, online and video magazine and its sister publication IndUS Business Journal, will launch a weekly video column with serial entrepreneur and philanthropist Desh Dehspande, who was recently honored, along with his wife Jaishree, with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Each short video will be accompanied by one chapter from Deshpande’s recently published book “On Entrepreneurship and Impact.”

Upendra Mishra, publisher of INDIA New England News and the IndUS Business Journal, said that Deshpande’s column will start on Nov. 14 and will run each Monday in both publications.

Desh Deshpande
Desh Deshpande

“Easy things are hard to do and hard things are impossible to do. With that as background, I wrote the book ‘On Entrepreneurship and Impact’ in very simple words. Every chapter covers a concept in a self-contained fashion,” said Deshpande, a philanthropist, a serial high-tech entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and angel investor. “I am pleased that India New England News will be publishing a chapter of the book every week.”

The first three questions in the book are:

  • Are you ready to be an entrepreneur?
  • Is entrepreneurship worth it?
  • Is entrepreneurship an art or a science?

The book is published by the Deshpande Foundation, and its foreword is written by N. R Narayana Murthy, founder of Indian tech giant Infosys.

“For each chapter, I have also included a short video that we hope will trigger some thoughts about the chapter and make you pause, reflect and possibly raise new questions on that topic,” Deshpande said.  “True knowledge is not gained by just reading or listening to others.  Both these activities can become triggers for new insights that one can internalize and make your own.”

Deshpande-Book CoverIn 1996, Deshpande and his wife Jaishree co-founded the Deshpande Foundation to encourage the use of entrepreneurship and innovation as a catalyst for sustainable change.

Mishra said that readers of INDIA New England News and IndUS Business Journal will learn a lot from this series.

“I have already read this book a couple of times. It is easy to read and has short chapters that force you to think about business from a very different perspective,” Mishra said. “Our readers will benefit tremendously from the entrepreneurial wisdom of Desh, an accomplished entrepreneur who has invested in several successful companies and mentored many entrepreneurs across the globe. We are very excited to launch this series on the 14th of this month.”