Souls of this earth

Souls of this earth
where are we
a life not at our disposal
the unknown was not enough
the powerful unknown
all known become a power
tracking, tracing all the way
probing all the way
life as a human got probed
life as an animal clue less
of their traceability
with so much links
and so much likes
all emoticons leaving us
speechless, typist to the fullest
typing all the way
speaking on our own
welcome to this circus
of technology innovations
where in human cease to exist
robots born in various shapes
souls of this earth
education and knowledge
its relevance to the purpose
gets extended and how
curb excess automation
to let human let its organs function
to let its heart remain still heartful
mind remain still mindful
so what if specs be replaced by contact lenses
so what if hearing be unheard
so what if care becomes just an icon
poets still remain poets
entertainers still remain entertainers
soul of this earth
wake up to look near about us
so much to solve
so much to work on
digitization as buzz
is for what we did always
thought leaders as buzz
is for what we thought always
a new jargon and old fade away
a shadow and no billing
all smiles fade away
come out of that prison of loop
of being billable or being available
life is also in the nearby garden
you forgot going
think of your passion
and think of doing something
so what if your bosses feel sad
they too did the same
when they decided to search
their soul in this earth

Little Notes of Lollipop

I am sweet

I am happy

All suck me

All consume me

I melt always

The little stick remains safe

as it is not sweet

Am I an employee dear..?

The normal employee,

who just needs to listen

who just needs to be sucked,

hence I decide to be an entrepreneur,

Now the stick I make,

The lollipop too,

A hopefull wish

I cannot do it..

You have heart

You have mind

You have soul

why you wish to be like me

a lollipop?


closing startups

closing startups.. what you gained..

an experience with investors

an experience with self

that what could go wrong.. went so

but no onwards a choice exists

be an employee if you cannot lead

be an employer if you lead

investors burnt their money

lost and forgotten

some ventures succeed

some ventures fail..

but let us hope for best

so decide what you wish



Startup questions

Will I get invested soon?


Can you connect us to few investors?


Will the investors look at our traction and get impressed?


Should I approach investors then or wait?


But I dont have funds to bootstrap?

Pause and work part time too

Can the investor manage to give me at least money for me to do basic startup pre-requisites?

Common if you want to be an employee, then do that.. why you want to be an entrepreneur.

In nutshell individuals should not confuse entrepreneurship as another form of employment given by investors


Cloud bursts

The cloud burst began and huge showers of small to large investments made on startups.  Over a period of time, technically no one can be jobless as some or the designations get attached to an individual. It is an extremely positive sign..

What happens to the employees who work in startups or companies which scaled up fast but over a period of time tend to become slow growing?

Even if any government would shower schemes for n number of startups.. and on a logic that 90% may have flawed business models.. it means if 1000 startups initiate business.. 900 will fail.. which means it will create unemployment for 900 x (minimum 3-5 resources) = 4500 jobless…

and 100 will get successful and with each startup having at least 100 employees.. it means 10000 jobs created.

(So it means.. opportunities will exist for the ones who are jobless so there is no need for much of worry or tension unless a resource is absolutely unskilled and not fit for a job)

A take away for a failed entrepreneur?

A person who has learnt, gained experiences from their initiative and may be pass on the don’t do legacy to others..  Second time onwards it is important the failed entrepreneur takes professional help and builds a strong team to get going. So next time the failed entrepreneur could succeed too.

A huge cover story Stranded emerged which clearly conveys that though the stakeholders got into nurturing eco system, it gets lost in the glamor world of conferences, meetup’s, network and so on..  Eventually when it comes to hard core business deals, it is the straight way approach of a proven product, market tested and with strong merit, that can succeed. Fine tuning a business model is of utmost important and though demo days important, building

Any company needs minimum 5 resources.. HR, Technical , Marketing, Logistic/Operations and Finance personnel to make a strong foundation.. Am not including the website / SEO / branding resource too.

Now to achieve that.. it needs a minimum provision of 7-10 resource salary for a year..  Now what happens after a year.. if business fails.. these 10 will get jobless and move on the next job..

There is a simple trick to not overspend / exhaust money too soon. If a startup gets funded. ensure the funds last for more months..

The ones who are in job need to prepare themselves for cloud bursts of jobless ness and acquaint self with latest technology / management insights.. Not assume that everything will go well and contribute to growth of the company.

Have observed many employees getting carried away with the infrastructure of the company where they work.. Being in startup if we tend to compare the infrastructure with someone who is working in large MNC is like trying to get best of 5 star luxury in a road side joint..    Please enjoy the road side joint and its food and grow the venture to ensure all enjoy the 5 star luxury after few years.

Entrepreneurs too should learn to value their employees and realize the ones who have contributed to their growth will remain with them in lean period too provided a sense of ownership, equity provided to the staff right at outset.. so if a bunch of employees, mentor, advisors really help you grow, please have them feel happy by sharing your profits. Entrepreneurs need to create a sense-of-belonging culture.. All should go well even if failures exist…

Celebrating failures or success is fine, but eventually as a take away it is not the million / billion $ valuation which helps any individual or firm or country but what contribution moves back to society as disruptive innovation whether it is in technical or management process format.

Finally for every money blown, it is an important pre-requisite for entrepreneurs to understand that money does not come easily and all are answerable somewhere or the other to someone in chain of eco-system

Solving problem and identifying solutions are more important in such cloud bursts.. These are the period when people unite selves naturally to help each other. and that is possible only if sense-of-belonging is nurtured right from day one and instilled by entrepreneur in employee mind/ thought /way-of-work process and may be some insurance schemes for job less ones too emerge. though needs to be handled with care.

fight to finish

fight to finish what you have in hand.. before you start next

the more you have too many things to do..

the initial one will remain incomplete.

Farah tried to have too many hands in everything.

Wanted to be best daughter

Wanted to be best mother

Wanted to be best professional

Wanted to be best looking

and in this quest continued to strive towards perfection..

she fell in love with Samuel and there her life changed

Samuel ‘choose me or family?’

Farah had tears.. she was failing as a daughter

Samuel and Farah wanted to educate their daughter in boarding school

Daughter Tina felt neglected

Tine ‘you are not good mom.. just for your selfish interest that I should get best, you deprived me from my parents itself.. am not connected with you’

Farah was doing well in her profession but one incident shook her up

Boss Frank ‘why did you befriend James.. he knows our company details more then even my other employees’

Farah had met James and as Farah had hidden desire to also pursue modeling..

James ‘Farah.. my sister will make you a model.. why you wish to be in that company.. both of us can start something’

James and Farah got close and then one day

Samuel ‘if you wish to fight to finish whatsoever you have and loose everything.. who will stop you from going down drains.. you are not also a good wife’

Farah has drop of tears in her eyes

Is ambition usually disastrous..? why cannot an individual at times do what they feel happy about.. but not force someone else to do so..

Farah realized her mistakes and whispers to James

Farah ‘I may not love you as I love Samuel.. but without any expectations.. just want to say.. I think I will pursue modeling for few days now and then focus on work”


Sense of Responsibility

Employer ‘I give you salary every month, so what is harm in you abiding by the employee agreement”

Employee ‘I do my work zealously and you too earn from my contribution and make money, so what is harm in clean exit.. Why cannot I join your competitor’

Employer ‘No.. you will face consequence’

Employee ‘Anyways have made a decision.. so you can do what you wish’

2 months later Employee gets a notice from ex company..

Employee gets into WHATSAPP with Employer and chats

Employee ‘ It is funny.. I have not joined their competitor too…but still will send a reply’

Employee writes

‘I have become an entrepreneur.. non compete.. am in food business now.. so this notice is no longer applicable’

Employer writes

‘Why could you not inform me earlier, I spent US$5000 on a legal team and even more.. I could have invested in your venture’

Employee writes ‘I need you guidance to make stringent rules on my prospective employees.. you are so good at it’

Employer writes ‘Now you can understand how much challenging it is for me to be an entrepreneur’

Employee writes “Are all entrepreneurs so insecure?”

Employer writes “Even Investors are as they have a sense of responsibilities towards money”

Employee writes “Should I join you back if you pay me 60% rise”

Employer gets emotional

Employer “you are like my family.. join dear…”

Employee holds a party with his team members

Employee ‘I kept asking them for rise.. they never gave.. so finally I got what I wanted”

Employer overhears this

Employer ‘Do you have sense of responsibility?”

Employee ‘Sir..  all of us work for a profit only.. any entrepreneur who says he is not working for profit.. no investor will make you stand near them..   it is a mean world.. what else could I do.. relax Sir..  I am giving you an order of US$10M.. so do not ask me from where I got…”

Employer ”Competitor’s client?’

Employee “Please let us not discuss now.. there is a saying.. everything is fair in love and war and even business”