Sameer Kamat


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

I worked for around 15 years in the areas of technology, consulting and finance. 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.


I am the founder of a few online ventures. Here’s a quick overview of each.

MBA Crystal Ball is an MBA admissions consulting venture that provides career counselling and helps Indian applications get into the top international MBA programs.

Careerizma has several resources related to careers, skills and industries. It is also a platform used by professionals to build their personal brand by writing on topics they are interested in.

Booksoarus is a website for writers and aspiring authors. It has articles that delve into the nitty-gritties of how to write a book, a novel or any creative article in English.


Beyond The MBA Hype (Non-Fiction): My first book, 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 4 years, it’s had 2 editions and 5 reprints.

Business Doctors: Management Consulting Gone Wild (Fiction): As an experiment, I self-published my second book to see how easy or difficult it was to bypass the traditional publishing process and reach the readers directly. I’ve shared the story of how the novel sold out in 11 months.


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 The Times of India, The New Indian Express (and an interview), The Hindu and Rediff and in the international media – Korrespondent, Poets & Quants, QS Top MBA.

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