Show must go on and on and on

Movie Multiplex owner Rob is worried.. Not much traffic to their multiplexes.

They shut down a few screens..

Rob ‘these days folks open multiplex as if they are opening training centers.. In each street a multiplex’

Saira ‘movies too come in dozens’

Rob ‘that multiplex screwed our business

Saira ‘how to bring that crowd back?’

Rob ‘Show must go on and on and on.. what else.. have plays arranged now’

Saira ‘play?’

Rob ‘real time play..  stories given on spot and actors need to act.. dress.. everything in flat 2 hours.. 1 hour preparation, 1 hour play..  preparation too shown live

Saira ‘this is path breaking’

Rob ‘let us not go back to a decade earlier and you know how our marriage too was not short of drama.. ‘

Saira ‘true.. show must go on and on.. many obstacles will come.. manmade, nature.. everything.. but think disruptively.. think for sure.. business will grow for sure’

 

 

Absurd Branding

Joe has a bracelet shop and brands the articles as BRACEMACHO

He has a competitor in Anne and she too has accessories shop and brands her articles as GRACEFEM

Both of them have no competition as Joe attracts Male Crowd and Anne attracts Female.. till one month back..

Anne notices lots of female crowd in BraceMacho shop.

Anne ‘surely he has now begun keeping women accessories..’

Once the crowd settles, she calls Joe

Anne ‘Boy.. competing with me now?’

Joe begins laughing

Joe ‘common they are collecting bracemacho bracelets for themselves.. I guess’

Joe similarly finds huge number of guys in Anne’s shop

Joe rushes to see what is happening

Joe ‘Anne.. you cannot do this.. from where you purchasing male bracelets.. ‘

Anne ‘none of your business..’

Joe ‘I too will begin keeping women accessories’

Anne ‘sure you can.. am going to have super model Ninja brand GRACEFEM’

Joe ‘Male Model?’

Anne ‘yes…he rocks’

Next Morning

Anne see’s a beautiful girl’ poster holding BRACEMACHO bracelets’

Anne ‘oh I see.. copy cat’

Few days later

GRACEFEM pamphlets being distributed aggressively..

Joe ‘I will teach her a lesson… ‘

Anne is watching TV and she see’s an advertisements

Graceful Women .. don’t look any further Macho Braces available at Discount..  Pamphlets can be discarded.. My Love to all of you right in your heart.. rush to 202 China Town.. ‘

Anne ‘oh ..so he spending on channels to market his product’

Wait.. I will just show what Anne is capable of..

1 week later

Joe see’s a huge crowd at Anne’s shop

He rushes to see Anne fainted and she has clasped the model poster in her hand..

“She was trying to shred the whole poster but the door hit her badly.. and.. she has to be rushed to hospital’

Joe rushes and takes her to hospital..

Joe ‘Anne.. nothing will happen to you.. please.. let us make a new brand GRACEBRACE.. please.. wake up.. I am fatally attracted to you.. for my sake’

Anne opens her eyes..

Anne ‘you could have told me in beginning itself.. so much we wasted in building respective brand’

Joe ‘they were absurd brands.. let us have one.. only.. I love you Anne.. can we begin together’

Anne ‘let me recover first.. now I will own two shops’

Joe ‘one brand but.. ‘

Anne burst out laughing

Joe ‘one brand.. and two branded gifts.. our future kids.. boy and girl’

 

Lean Startup

One upon a time  2 resources. initiated a venture

  • Technical resource
  • Management resource

Both get to task and as one builds a product second builds the traction by promoting it, marketing it.

Both decide to adopt 2 freshers, 1 a technical resource, 2nd a marketing SEO geek

Now it is a family of 4 focused on building traction.

Soon comes an investor and all get settled

Lean Startup is all about family of 2 or 3 or 4.. Anything above is a crowd

Uniqueness

Prisha has got an interview call from a government office and she is happy that now she will be on stable job..

She arrives to the RAILWAY BOARD INTERVIEW at Mumbai, India and finds over 1000 prospective employees also waiting for the interview for a clerical position.

She immediately skype’s her best friend Richa who is in US and explains the situation.

Richa ‘Do you know what.. everywhere government jobs are viewed as stable ones.. My parents were a bit ambitious so took loan and am in US studying my MS..  Give your interview and hope for the best’

Prisha is sad.. She reluctantly attends the interview for a job which will fetch her US$300 (Rs18000 approx) per month..

Prisha returns home and retrospects

‘Is this the life I wished to lead.. be struggling in some railway counter for rest of my life’

Prisha again skype’s Richa

Prisha ‘Richa.. I feel you were lucky to have parents who valued the overseas studies, but imagine plight of students in US too who are not able to study in reputed schools.. How they manage?’

Richa ‘I am here to study.. so didn’t get into those research dear’

Prisha ‘I plan to identify high volume skilled job requirements and focus on setting up skill development classes’

Richa ‘All the best… ‘

Prisha begins exploring the skill gaps and begins preparing self on few of those skill sets and experiments by providing training to few unskilled individuals in basic accounting’

Prisha identifies companies who need accountants..

Soon enough she is on her own and is making decent profit

Prisha calls Richa ‘Hey.. am making money.. what about you?’

Richa ‘Will be joining MNC.. soon.. ‘

Prisha ‘Will I ever be able to earn like you’

Richa ‘You are creating employment opportunities in India. Am proud of you.. Being different from crowd is more important. What is the use of being employed, having gainful employment or building individual assets if at end of the day, you remain unsure of what you exactly did in this earth to make your parents feel proud of you’

Prisha ‘My parents still adamant for me to take up a job’

Richa ‘2 years down the line they will proud of you’

1 year later

Prisha calls Richa

Prisha ‘Trained over 1000 prospective accountants and placed them.. got best entrepreneur award’

Richa ‘Am proud of you ‘

Prisha ‘Looking at the huge crowd in search of job.. I realized i am different.. I am unique in self.. All are unique.. but many choose to ignore to see their unique talents and go with the crowd.. If we can pause our life and see our natural strengths and talents and focus on same.. All would be successful’

Nimbleness

The more we are nimble the more we are appreciated.

What is being nimble?

Someone who is quick, light and intelligent to get to point easily…

In life many a time we may get nimble. unconsciously or consciously.. we need to keep close tab on those..

Henry ‘Hey.. why you suddenly begin walking fast in Airports or Railways Station.. relax’

Susan ‘Am paranoid of crowd… I wish to get into the vehicle soon’

Henry smiles ‘This is being nimble when you are scared’

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Jose ‘Don’t be in so much hurry.. the movie is yet to begin’

Fred ‘No.. they have put the title ‘Don’t miss the beginning… hence…

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Roy ‘We need to get a goal at any cost.. else we will loose.. entire team need to be swift’

Team members echo.. ‘yes.. and the game begins with rapid pace..

All team members running all over …and to everyone’s surprise no goal made..

After the match

Roy ‘I guess we were becoming too quick and in hurry.. you know what happened. Nimbleness is all about sharp and quick decision capabilities.. All of us got just crazy.. we were quick but….?’

All team members smile and echo ‘but fools’

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Pappu ‘I have to be the first to give her rose on valentine day’

Mummy ‘I know you love her silently.. but does she ever understand’

Pappu ;’Will get recognition one day’

Pappu meets Riya

Riya ‘So again a rose.. you never forget to give me rose.. 5th year.. ever since I joined college.. and you decided to flunk too j’

Pappu ‘Not really. i was weak in Maths’

Riya ‘Be nimble dear.. declare I LOVE YOU.. don’t keep waiting..’

Pappu has smile on his face

Riya ‘Pappu you are too innocent.. any boy would have rushed and hugged me… Be nimble dear’

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James ‘Am tired of this team.. so slow’

Team ‘We just cannot help .. too much complexity in design’

James ‘On one hand these accelerators want us to make presentations and then also show proof of concepts’

Mentor Samuel overhears and informs calmly ‘Entrepreneurs need to be nimble too’

Nodes

Ravina faces a challenge in her company as there are cross functional reporting and a structure never gets created.. So she decides to make a tool to build organization structure.. Her CEO James decides to guide her..

James ‘I want only 5 to report on to me.. Rest you decide’

Ravina laughingly  ‘Am just a secretary. how can I.. Should I take help of GM Rob’

James ‘Let us not involve him. I plan to replace him soon. He is inefficient’

Ravina ‘Susan’

James “Yes.. we can.. but ensure she doesn’t know that Rob will be given pink slip.. ‘

Ravina ‘Whom will she report to?’

James ‘Plan to have a new GM identified to whom she can report’

Ravina ‘Sir.. org structure is getting complex’

James ‘Do we really need one?’

Ravina laughs ‘Depends on you’

James ‘I feel let all report on to me till problem is resolved’

Ravina returns home and hugs her boy friend Tom

Tom ‘Why you are giggling so much’

Ravina ‘Ensure you and me don’t add too much crowd under us.. Our node will fail’

Ravina ‘Tom.. do you know in my organization around 100 people report to my CEO’

Tom surprised..

Tom ‘Hence as policy in my startup, I have taken decision that it will not have more then 20 resources ever’