Dancing

Dancing with a not so control over feet
a bit of zig and then a zag
falling and tripping down…
rising up… and again holding a juice glass..
dancing…. twisting legs a bit here and there…
and then at times a pause..
again breaking into dance…

entrepreneurs dancing to tune of investors…
or investors dancing to tune of entrepreneurs…
merry making…
holding hands up and waving the year back..
so what if losses exist, so what if cribs exist
let us give another year and think afresh
to succeed again…

Julie ‘why this dance preach now’
James ‘dance startup… am thinking of initiating it’

Happy Newyear 2019

As seed ceased to be favorite and many moved to series of series for funding, the entrepreneurs and the spirit of entrepreneur wondered, is it so cool to chase investor or is it better to chase your own dream, The dream of realizing your dream can be converted to some meaningful service or product for many… An impact which can help many get livelihood or if nothing else, revive the lost spirit of entrepreneurship with us.

Half educated, many didn’t have options but to be business men or strive on self for their livelihood. Came the buzz of startup.. and a research for innovation ended up becoming a venture just to bet on.. and keep betting on it and improving its valuation.

Life as it moved, from the very school, where we study with hope to get jobs, we could see multiple spin offs in form of startups. Investors galore began investing and it became a boon for quite some time, only to be jolted with a fact that all bets may not turn out to be success stories.

The challenge has been to disrupt the way of thought process of investors, the corporate CEO’s to understand that entrepreneurs may have their own set of positives and negatives and more important would be to help them sell genuinely and create a profit and see how the turnaround time to acquire customers improve.

With key focuses on marketing and performance management, I wish all startups to succeed in these focuses to bring in happiness to all stakeholders. Folks like us would be consultants to few, would be written off by few, would be needed by few and we as mentors or coach or guide keep pushing the goal to disrupt education. So what if I attempted writing stories and poems on entrepreneurship and it got viewed by over 98 countries, the attempt has been to disrupt education as story telling effort and then the experiment to convert the entire entrepreneurship ecosystem as game.

The year 2018, disrupted in form of having over 10 colleges having a willingness to experiment with me to set up entrepreneur ecosystem, with over 50 more willing to join this bandwagon. Not to mention a few interest from entire universities. With over 2000+ freshers extending their arms to get into deep learning and experimenting with Artificial intelligence to analyze the entire startup ecosystem, ensured, the whole startup accelerator program get converted to series of experiments and formulate hypothesis around it.

Got an extremely thumping response from over 150+ very senior industry professionals at CXO, Vice President, Adviser designations just to cite example, all from reputed premier institutes willing to concur and work on my framework for entrepreneur success. This moves to next level of serious efforts to improve the research quality and bring in industry-academic-NGO interface striving to work and understand various formulae for entrepreneur success.

Got opportunity to work on applying machine learning principles to understand deeper issues of women through an analysis of gender violence data from 1993 till date. It came with a felt need that any country need to strive to move beyond ME-TOO movement and focus on solving the root causes of various problems faced by children and women in all walks of life.

There were experiments conducted to avoid individuals come of their laptops and mobile sets and make use of toys and games to improve their aptitude and numeric capabilities. The whole focus on use of toys and games to become aids to school teachers and bring in enthusiasm in kids, took small part of me to child hood days where sans devices, too life continued.

With serious probing and mining data, consolidating the same through an architect framework, the experiments to make simple micro service architect approach to capture data from diverse applications, realized Artificial Intelligence is not so easy when it comes to huge publishing data sets in standard format, and it needs more deeper coding principles to be adapted for graphic analysis and remains a work in progress of 2019

2019 goals to focus on free and low cost skilling continues and at same time the focus to bring in a true entrepreneur ecosystem culture within Indian Institutes remain the major goal, and at same time remain truly committed to goals of quality and help companies in their quality goals of ISO 9001, 27001, CMMi and multi other standards and take few private incubators (example automotive focused) to next level of growth remains in wish list.

Wishing all a very happy look forward, prosperous new year.

As someone said, each busy person does have time to manage all the goals, if desired.

Keep working hard towards your goals and all the best.

Never mind burgers

Joy was too found of burgers… However one day

Doctor ‘Joy.. to avoid heart attacks… you need to avoid all junk food’

Joy ‘Burger? reputed brands make it’

Doctor ‘I again repeat.. avoid all junk’

Joy ‘I just cannot stay with burger… am addicted to it’

Doctor ‘two wheat breads… in between put cuccumber, tomatoe and carrots’. That is your burger’

6 days later

Joy ‘it is not too bad… but am getting fedup… suggest variations’

Doctor ‘I am not a cook… figure out.. items which have low calories etc’

a month later…

Doctor see’s a shop near garden ‘LIGHT BURGER’ and decides to visit that shop

Doctor observes Joy

Doctor ‘you?’

Joy ‘I decided to make low calorie burgers to benefit folks like us.. obese guys’

Doctor smiles..

Doctor ‘only max 3 in a day’ with fruit juices

Night angel

Love at first sight, Mary wanted her hubby to take care of her always..
A grand love cum arranged marriage and just a year later

Mary ‘am sick and tired of you… you never take care of your family’

Rob ‘I meet an angel at night.. she whispers ..’Mary doesn’t need help.. she can take care of her family’

Mary ‘same old story.. for nearly 345 days… change the dialog’

Rob ‘would you be interested in seeing her?’

Mary ‘yes… I want to see the lady who keep whispering in your ears’

Pitch dark at night..

Rob ‘did you see her?’

Mary looks at her shadow…in the mirror

Rob ‘it is Mary.. who say’s she will take care of self’

Mary ‘Rob.. am tired.. why you have such illusions’

A day later

Mary ‘will he ever come out of this?’

Doctor ‘do learn to cope with it… He has a disorder’

Mary ‘God..! never realized how such disorders ruin families.. hope mood balancing control gadgets come in soon’

Next morning

Mary ‘Bob.. you are a good electronics engineer.. whenever you again see a shadow.. is there a way.. it can get captured… the time and your brain pattern’

Bob works on it… and few weeks later

Bob ‘only when I remember you subconsciously.. this happens…when few neurons give a big push..’

Mary ‘what is it?’

Bob ‘check on it… and also when I eat this particular food’

Mary ‘have antacid… and check the difference’

few days later

Bob ‘illusions disappeared’

Mary ‘acidity can cause illusions and restless ness too.. Night angels are food which reduces the acidity… eat loads of carrots and cucumber’

Lord and Me

Lord ‘why is it that you always remember me?’

Myself ‘because only you know the real me’

Lord ‘common.. your near and dear ones, everyone knows you so well’

Myself ‘Lord.. the one in me only knows the real me as eventually whatsoever I do, with whomsoever I prance and with whatsoever I manage, I believe you are there with me every moment.. so Lord in us can forgive us for our small little mistakes and still remain friends to us always’

Lord is amused and declares ‘sincerity and honesty.. both remain in you always’

Who is me? it is Me the self who always hopes secretly that some miracle will take care of us always..

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas to all

Two decades back on same day, a concept emerged to have a co-working, co-partnering, co-nurturing ecosystem to create employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
The path was full of mystery, excitement, turbulence, dark with shades of light emerging at times and the vision moved the mission further. Multiple small ecosystems started emerging successfully in US, Europe over period of time and subsequently after scaling up a few software ventures to a leap forward, got back to evolve the framework and today with over 10+ college entrepreneur varsities in progress, 1500+ entrepreneurs, 500+ mentors, 2000+ freshers , couple of private incubator/accelerator initiatives, couple of willing large corporate to partner with academics and startups , 4-5 NGOs too setting up their incubation initiatives and with strong focus on AI, Industry 4.0 and above all this a 100+ senior top management professionals from reputed premier education institutes willing to participate in framework development, things seem getting better.
Look forward for few global senior professionals, academicians, research fellow too to be part of this system
My blog which explains entrepreneurship using stories and poems and stories has 98 country viewership.
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Leadership Letdown Lessons

Leadership Letdown Lessons

Leadership begins with a great vision accompanied by focused mission to serve a cause. Politician can focus on employment or immigration or farmers or industry. Corporate leaders can focus on productivity or quality or cost optimization or profit maximization.

Letdown begins when implementations fail, when promised deliverable’s not met, statistics depict a nice to read story, but ground realities are totally different. Governance weakens, each member tries to pull each other, ego and conflicts surface and Leadership Letdown begins

Lessons to learn: Involve group buy-in when working for a cause, Non-transparency never works, give all leads a due credit, focus on critical internal issues and ensure only security factors considered for external issues. Not to overspend on any fanciful dreams, ambitions or compete with others, rather use the budget wisely to support your focused mission

More you talk, more you fail. Actions important and then the talking. All failed projects have a reason to fail. All failed leaders have an opportunity to re-think of what they are doing. No institution or corporate or systems will get sabotaged by any association or party or group or people. Effective incident and problem management systems be established.