“the living must be allowed to rest in peace - these short poems are long on beauty and wisdom”
TONY WALSH - LONGFELLA (POET)
“Sensitive, intelligent, affecting”
DEBORAH ORR, GUARDIAN
“…there is great humanity and wisdom in this beautiful and intimate collection of poetry. Vikas Shah’s poems may have been inspired by pain but they reveal a beauty and insight that is born out of brokenness. Each poem goes to form a stunning mosaic where all the colours are significant; the kind of poetry that is precious precisely because it suggests more than it declares.”
MARINA CANTACUZINO, FOUNDER – FORGIVENESS PROJECT
“A seemingly endless breadth of subjects, this collection contains poems about love, loneliness, faith, nature, humanity, death, identity and technology, to name but a few. Written with depth and compassion, the poet manages to cleverly move the reader from one emotive subject to another with careful skill and expertise.
A must read for anyone that appreciates poetry at its best. ”
NICKY LIDBETTER, CEO – ANXIETY UK
‘The upside of being down is always art that touches the heart.
Spare lines of outwardly serene expression feel hard earned
and made me smile. There is joy to find here, and a very
deep soul in profound dialog with life is revealed...’
DOUG MENUEZ, PHOTOGRAPHER
“This collection of moving poems is the powerful culmination of 10 years worth of inner reflection and healing. A must read for all ages.”
JUNE SARPONG (AUTHOR, PRESENTER)
About the Author
Professor Vikas S. Shah is a serial entrepreneur, investor, thinker and educator who has built businesses in diverse sectors around the world for almost 20 years. He is also a consultant and advisor to numerous entrepreneurs, businesses and organisations globally. He is an Honorary Professor of Business & Entrepreneurship at the University of Manchester Alliance Business School and Professor of Entrepreneurship on the MIT Sloan Lisbon MBA. As a committed philanthropist, Vikas sits as Chairman of the Board at FutureEverything (one of the world's most influential festivals and social enterprises, focussed on digital culture) and Chairman of the Board at In Place of War (international peace building and entrepreneurship NGO with 100 grassroots community organisations with a collective reach of over 60 million people in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.). He is also a trustee at Mustard Tree (helping tens of thousands impacted by poverty and marginalisation across Greater Manchester), and sits on the board of TiE UK North (part of the world's largest entrepreneurship network). Vikas is also a multi-award winning writer, and his journal, Thought Economics features his conversations with many world leaders, entrepreneurs, thinkers, artists, creatives and entertainers. The roster of individuals he has interviewed includes: Will.I.Am, Buzz Aldrin, Noam Chomsky, Sir Richard Branson, F. W. de Klerk, Bear Grylls, Moby, Philippe Starck, Sir James Dyson, Garry Kasparov, Ai Weiwei, HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, Maya Angelou, Usain Bolt, George Takei, Hans Zimmer, Jack Welch, Ed Catmull, Steve Ballmer, close to 20 Nobel Prize Winners and the Presidents and Prime Ministers of nations including Mexico, Portugal, Poland, Estonia, Belgium and the Maldives. 3650 is a collection of his poems, making sense of his life, over 10 years.