Sameer Kamat


For the last few years, I’ve been trying to wear multiple hats, some fitting better than the others.

Entrepreneur – I am the founder of MBA Crystal Ball, an MBA admissions consulting venture that provides career counselling and helps Indian applications get into the top international MBA programs. I left my Mergers & Acquisitions career (which I took up after completing my MBA from the University of Cambridge) and bid adieu to the corporate world in 2011 to focus full-time on my entrepreneurial aspirations.

Author – My book Beyond The MBA Hype, published by HarperCollins, advises MBA applicants on the pitfalls and opportunities of applying to international MBA courses. Within 3 months of getting released, the first print run was sold out. In 3 years, it’s had got a new edition and 4 reprints.

Columnist – I wrote a regular column for Firstpost, a mainstream news and views publication owned by Network18. I’ve been featured in other leading publications like CNN IBN Live, The Times of India, The New Indian Express (and an interview), The Hindu and Rediff.

Puzzle Creator – Onnicles are innovative online word puzzles that involve identifying celebrity names hidden in regular English sentences. They first got published in the Herald Sun, Australia’s leading newspaper with an estimated daily readership of 1.5 million. If you are in the mood for a creative break, head over to the Onnicles page on Facebook to play online word games.

If you prefer an informal introduction over the short business-like paragraphs listed above, check out my interview on best-selling author Rashmi Bansal’s blog.

Contact Sameer Kamat
Email | info at booksoarus dot com

Connect with me on Twitter @KamatSameer