President and CEO of Stamps.com, Mohan Ananda, launched his memoir on October 20th. His book, Autobiography of an Immigrant, became an international bestseller on its launch week.
Ananda was inspired to write his autobiography based on the plight of many faceless migrants moving and finding better lives.
“In many ways, my life story is comparable to the life stories of millions of people who have come to this great country, the United States of America, with unlimited hopes and aspirations… I had to face, the bravery and confidence to confront difficult circumstances and disappointments head-on, the unbelievable resolve to move forward with a positive attitude, and the joy experienced at every point of the achievement and accomplishment, no matter the size.”, he shares.
Fifty years ago, Mohan decided to immigrate to the United States from India and his book is a celebration of his good fortune.
In his book, Ananda discussed issues that remain taboo including fear of the unknown, cultural gap, and homesickness that are all too familiar when traveling to unchartered territory. Despite this, Ananda encourages younger generations to migrate not only to the US but to other corners of the world. He aspires to make their dreams a reality by presenting himself as an example.
“I capitalized on being alone to focus and concentrate so that I could achieve great things. I also used the occasion to make new contacts within my new home country so that I was able to have friends and family I could rely on during difficult times.”, he recounts.
Mohan Ananda was the founding Chairman, CEO, and President of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP) and he currently sits on its Board of Directors. Stamps.com is the leading provider of Internet-based mailing and shipping solutions and was the first-ever USPS-licensed vendor to offer PC Postage(R) in a software-only business model.
Mohan Ananda graduated with Honors in Mechanical Engineering from Coimbatore Institute of Technology in Coimbatore, India, and later on received his MS degree in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.
His book is still available via Amazon https://amzn.to/3vl3Acl
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