Title A Journey towards Hope
Author Kochouseph Chittilappilly
ISBN 9789390054244
List price Rs 225.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 160
Book size 127 x 216 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Viva Books Private Limited
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory Worldwide
Status New Arrival
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In this candid autobiographical work, industrialist, philanthropist and writer Kochouseph Chittilappilly reflects on the events and experiences that touched him and became the driving force of his thoughts, actions and philosophy of life. A Journey towards Hope is organized into two parts. The first part begins with the author’s train journey to Thiruvananthapuram in search of a job after college. The chapters that follow paint vivid memories of starting out on his own venture and the experiences and lessons from the journey of life as a businessman and as a human being to becoming the Kochouseph Chittilappilly as society knows and recognizes him today. The second part is a nostalgic recollection of childhood memories, which hold a special place in the author’s heart. Though humble and ordinary, these reminiscences will take readers back to their own roots and help find new meaning in life moments neglected as insignificant. The author hopes that his life experiences become a source of light to those seeking to be happy and successful in life. 




Part I: The Journey

Chapter 1. Journey towards Hope

Chapter 2. A Longing for ISRO

Chapter 3. The Treasure of a Bicycle

Chapter 4. I Am Not a Banker, Please

Chapter 5. Starting Out on My Own

Chapter 6. A Contract for Capital, and for Marriage

Chapter 7. The First Stabilizer is Born

Chapter 8. A Humble Beginning

Chapter 9. A ‘PP’ Telephone Number, and Emergency

Chapter 10. In Search of a Bank-loan

Chapter 11. A Kangaroo of Protection

Chapter 12. A Child before Wedding

Chapter 13. A Home, All Our Own

Chapter 14. Self-investment

Chapter 15. The Importance of Professionalism

Chapter 16. Learning to Stand Up

Chapter 17. Kochouseph, the Sales-representative

Chapter 18. Beginning of Outsourcing

Chapter 19. Music by A.R. Rahman

Chapter 20. Business DNA

Chapter 21. Learnings and Realisations

Chapter 22. Hotel Cockpit

Chapter 23. A New Dream Called ‘Veegaland’

Chapter 24. Changed Life

Chapter 25. An Elephant is a Handful

Chapter 26. ‘Veegaland’ Materialises

Chapter 27. A Renal Adventure

Chapter 28. ‘Wages for Watching’

Chapter 29. Corporate Headquarters and Real Estate Development

Chapter 30. A Lawsuit for Mercy Killing

Chapter 31. Laughter Club and Health

Chapter 32. The V-Guard Culture

Chapter 33. Stages of Growth

Chapter 34. Practical Wisdom and Experience

Chapter 35. Leadership Quality

Chapter 36. Handing Over

Chapter 37. Reasons for Public Issue

Chapter 38. Charity and Social Work

Chapter 39. Potential of Social Media

Chapter 40. Paths of the Past, Thank You!



A Recollection of Author’s Childhood Life and Experiences

Chapter 41. Making of the Man

Chapter 42. ‘Left ’ Tendencies

Chapter 43. Our ‘Wonderla’ at Parappur

Chapter 44. Open-Mouthed at Treats and Thrills!

Chapter 45. Parappur and the Magic Lamp

Chapter 46. Sound of Music and Jurassic Park

Chapter 47. Inquilab Zindabad!

Chapter 48. Inquilab Zindabad! – II

Chapter 49. Yours Sincerely

Chapter 50. A Friend in Need...

Chapter 51. Balanced Childhood

Chapter 52. Subject: Life Practicals

Chapter 53. Pearls of Wisdom

Chapter 54. Health is Wealth

Chapter 55. Bharat Mata Ki Jai!

Chapter 56. Silent Night Holy Night

Chapter 57. Fashion Icon

Chapter 58. Journey to My Dreams

About the Author:

Born into an agricultural family in Kerala, Kochouseph Chittilappilly rose to become one of the most recognized industrialists of the country and is widely respected for his philanthropic and charitable work. He holds a master’s degree in Physics and began his career as a supervisor in an electronic company. At the age of 27, he started a modest SSI Unit manufacturing and selling stabilizers with just two workers. Now V-Guard is a listed company with various electrical, electronic and electromechanical products. He also owns a chain of amusement parks named Wonderla, which is also a listed company, and a real estate venture, Veegaland Developers.

A kidney-donor himself to a stranger, Chittilappilly champions organ donation and has founded the charity K. Chittilappilly Foundation. He has received numerous awards and recognitions for his contributions in business and philanthropy. He is also a bestselling author. He is active on Facebook and has a YouTube channel through which he shares his views, thoughts and experiences.

Target Audience:

General public, entrepreneurs and people interested in reading inspiring biographies.


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