Share August, 2016Eight Dollars and a Dream: My American Journey Raj Gupta, with Syd Havely, Lulu Publishing Services, Raleigh, NC, $13.24, 256 pages, March 2016, ISBN: 978-1-483-44756-8 This book tells the story of a remarkable personal and professional journey. Raj Gupta takes you on an amazing behind-the-scenes tour, from his modest upbringing in northern India to the pinnacle of corporate America as a respected CEO. What differentiates this autobiography from so many others written by CEOs is Raj’s willingness to expound on his journey in a very personal way. In vivid detail, he describes his coming to America in 1968 with his bride, Kamla, and just $8 in his pocket. From there, you follow him along a three-decades-long path to the C-Suite of a Fortune 300 company. He takes you inside Rohm and Haas, from the challenging times to the company’s successful growth, culminating with the high-pressure, widely publicized acquisition by Dow Chemical. Raj’s professional story is filled with challenges, hard decisions, risk taking, occasional self-doubt, and ultimately successes. Whether you have just started your first job, are at a crossroads midway through your... Would you like to access the complete CEP Article? No problem. You just have to complete the following steps. You have completed 0 of 2 steps. Log in You must be logged in to view this content. Log in now. AIChE Membership You must be an AIChE member to view this article. Join now. Copyright Permissions: Would you like to reuse content from CEP Magazine? It’s easy to request permission to reuse content. Simply click here to connect instantly to licensing services, where you can choose from a list of options regarding how you would like to reuse the desired content and complete the transaction.