Just a small favor

Just a small favor, spoken words in a mocking way at times can hurt the sentiments of sensitive folks.. however is this the way a leader needs to build his or her career?

A pin drop silence in a class of 100 plus budding entrepreneurs…

One entrepreneur student got up and said

”remaining cool is hallmark of a good leader.. being assertive for right reasons too.. and same time humblenss and no ego within person will help the persom come up in life’

Mike the entrepreneur coach smiles… and conveys

‘A SMALL FAVOR TO ALL.. Just remain humble and grounded.. life will soon begin changing for good”

Some relation never end

Relation of a mom with a kid..t

Relation of a mentor with a student

Relation of  unknown with known

Life is nothing but a chain of events, programmed to move in a direction..  with doses of artificial intelligences put in..  each moment is a decision making one, once we realize that we have power to decide..

if confused.. all relations will get broken and if not confused.. no relation can ever go bad..

reasons- simple science of holding a thread together between 2 match boxes without stretching it too much..

so any thing which stretches too much .. needs a pause..

any thing which hardly stretches at all.. need a test

relation validator is all about validating the pros and cons of relation and giving a score rating..

 

 

Start the accelerator……

Start the accelerator… Joe…

Joe ”what is it?’

Mary ”nothing much.. just batches .. identify entrepreneurs.. match investor requirements and get going”

Joe ”common.. this is not the way.. entrepreneurs get groomed”

Mary ”common.. half of buddies like you have those neat business canvas model strewn and discussed”

Joe ”we have made it like a school curriculum.. structured syllabus and so on…. real entrepreneurs are one who never attended any of these”

Mary ”PASSION was initiated way back right.. 2 decades earlier.. and then.. what happened..  no investors.. nothing…”

Joe ”look at its impact… 1000 plus mentors.. 1000 plus startups..  98 country viewership… an evolving framework… and yes over 200 plus individuals willing to raise funds too”

Mary ”what about investors?”

Joe ”common.. do we really need them… if they exist.. they will invest on startups.. and even if they do not.. we anyways teach startups to sell their products”

 

Startup bubbles up in Air

Startup bubbles up in Air…

With so many startups emerging all over the world.. the air gets filled with a vibrant ecosystem full of enthusiasm till reality check comes in..

Sam ”we have exhausted the last penny of the investments.. need another 100M$’

The board members look at each other and smile..

Sam ”what is your decision?”

Jack ”I have 2% equity in your loss making startup though it is valued US$750M.. so seriously speaking.. I do wish .. someone puts in 100M more to get it going”

Banker Rocky ”dear all.. we can invest.. but you need to acquire at least 4 companies more to consolidate your positon”

Sam ‘Sure.. we can…”

Rose ”seriously am not sure where we are heading.. the sentiments are not too rosy.. it seems the entrepreneurs are just not willing to boot strap with zeal any longer.. all looking out for some investments’ and only then the show goes on”

Sam ”No Rose.. we did boot strap…”

Rose ”anyways.. whatsoever is board decision.. let us go by that”

After the meeting

Sam ”Rose.. you could have been less nasty..  what about our personal quotient’?”

Rose ”it finished way back.. when you left me for Sophia.. and remember.. I did the whole lot of bootstrapping and helped you get seed funded”

Sam ”Rose.. one lesson I learnt in this game..

Rose ”what?”

Sam ”never feel shy to seek funds”

Rose ”I know.. you well”

Sam smiles

 

 

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Super Moms

Marie ”Just taking her responsibility as I know my hubby will never take care of her.. 2 years back.. got married and then.. realized he had a failed startup.. boozing and lost in his world.. and then my little treasure came in.. just feel so happy seeing her’

Julie ”do you know the club where most of these entrepreneurs meet.. I found this handsome geek.. ambitious.. wanting to work on block chain project.. never realized that he didn’t understand the chain of constraints in one’s life when we take this big step..  Not committed, but allowed me to have a kid…  and there he is Netherland .. trying to seek funds..  however am left with him.. my little bundle of joy..

Rashmi ”my story is a bit different.. a 18 year old girl.. my daughter.. and a 5 year old son.. and one day I hear.. he is already married to someone else and has a 14 year old boy.. He is a successful man and has run his IT consulting for ages.. and I chose to be in India to look after his business.. till I heard this story… but am happy.. the kids are getting reconciled to additional family members…

Marie ”We are cool super moms. .. who will ensure our babies will grow the right way.. after all.. business is not about only making an entity successful leaving away your personal issues to someone else.. it is about making personal life too happy.. so who wants to join me for a great late evening bash at Marriot, NY today’

Rashmi ”lets get going… and the kids will be taken care by my daughter’

 

 

love knocks

love can be a real lesson to someone who has never fallen in love ever..

Siya ‘I never knew what hit me when I had a first brush of crush for my teacher Hamid’

Siya ”I got pained when he got married a few months later’

Heartbroke… 1 yeat later

Siya ”this guy used to keep following me.. in college.. buses, trains and one day I stopped to ask him .. why so?’

Jai just smiled and said ”I love you”

Siya ”I could not cope.. and said stop following me.. else will call the police”

Siya ”Next day onwards he just disappeared.. To come to think of it,, he seemed from good family.. but”

and then 4 years later

Siya ”I was here on my startup mission ..in accelerator program giving pitch and one of my cofounder planted a kiss on my cheeks.. ghosh.. I didnt like it at all”

Jack ”hey Siya what is wrong.. have just joined you to make you feel comfortable.. am exploring a long term relation with you”

Siya ”common.. these investors.. the revenue and returns.. sorry not now”

2 weeks later Jack resigned and am left all alone

Siya ‘is there something wrong in me.. commitment phobic.. or am I not getting right partner.. love knocks and that is it…

As Siya is pouring her heart to her best friend Michael

Michael ”Siya.. you need a break.. no strings attachment.. will it work for you.. I and you can go to Bali”

Siya ”common… not again…”

 

Startup 24/7

Joy ‘we need to work 24/7 to be up and running’

Mona ”common… 3 shifts.. it is too tiring.. never seen this largely in developed countries’

James ”chill pill..  we too overlap your timings’

Mona ”in this skype.. not sure why are debating this.. but virtual project management is always a challenge’

Joy ”do you know.. the biggest challenge a startup faces is SERIES A fund.. subsequent fund is not coming in easily’

James ”we need to identify entrepreneur traits.. are they employee in garb of entrepreneurs or are they just into this ecosystem because they are not getting jobs”

Mona ‘cool.. should we initiate a startup to put such scores.. it is very simple.. if you like independence and also flexible to work as team,  love to take decisions, strategize.. then you need to experiment entrepreneurship..  in case you are scared, not confident to face audience, feel dejected, rejected, insecure and like to balance life then please do not experiment being entrepreneur..  it is not your cup of tea.. do not then crib by that X person grew so well or became a brand or whatsoever”

James ”yes.. I agree.. Startup 24/7 is a philosophy.. not a pressure or a mandate.. it is thinking about what you love.. and be passionate to pursue that love.. it could be research on any field..  if  this ecosystem is not right for you.. then get into MNCs”

Joy ”common.. they literally make you work 24/7 and boldly announce 24/7 work”

Mona ”all assume and want a cushy job.. but that is possible only in government / academics”

Robert pops in ”Hey.. hi.. suddenly you put academics.. was watching this skype fun”

Robert ”you are mistaken.. there it is syllabus preparation, these days mandatory research papers, getting students is biggest KRA.. so seriously I too am thinking to be part of startup”

Mona ”cool.. welcome to this 24/7 circus of passion.. you just cannot think of being relaxed if you wish to build a large foundation or company..  if you wish to relax.. please relax .. this is not your cup of tea”

Robert ”common dude.. I am voluntarily coming into this circus.. I am experimenting with a research on identifying individuals who just cannot take any pressure”

Mona ‘wow”

Robert ”it is a pattern analysis.. deep learning..  check on statistics of how much restless you become just by slightest pressure of work or family or kids or anything”

Mona ”then”

Robert ”if you run away and try to meditate always.. you will be found in religious places for ever.. but rather then running away.. we need to guide them to work confidently.”

Mona ”then.. how it is linked to entrepreneurship?”

Robert ”these folks should never get into leader role.. they are followers..  they should reconcile and not be overtly ambitious.. then it would lead to complex personality disorders later on”

Mona ”wow.. you need to prove this”

Robert ”ya….  it is a hypothesis.. “I am a prospective entrepreneur” itself is an hypothesis.

Mona ”anyways welcome to PASSION again”