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

Kick butts

Kick butts dear

from behind

as need a big push…

to be thrown out

of that overcroweded train..

 

Ravi is woken up by a passenger

Passenger ”church gate… last station”

Ravi see’s his whatsapp.. his long distance girlfriend Maria has messaged

Maria ”oh goodness standing in these trains.. reaching NY.. such a pain.. hope someone just pushes me out of this safely.. and I do something better to ensure am not in trains for rest of our life”

Ravi smiles and walks around the over crowded churchgate, mumbai, India station to reach his office..

He murmurs ”our life at times get caught in an environment which looks like an overcrowded train.. it could be an overzealous startup trying to compete with all.. it could be an employee fighting for salary hikes.. or roadside beggar competing with other fellow beggars.. just we need someone to kick our butt and move us out of that train”

Ravi’s 2nd girlfriend Ria greets him ”Ravi not done..  how come you can love so many individuals at same time… dont you feel your heart is overcrowded too””

Ravi ”common.. not again… as it is am thinking of train/platform etc.. and now you are saying my heart is like a train”

Ria ‘hey is she so nice?”

Ravi ”atleast in senses”

 

demise

Demise of life leads to giving aways everything and leaving behind our memories, moments, act, deeds and properties… everything left behind…

it gives a soul to again connect with God…

same is demise of a startup..

everything left behind.. it gives a soul to again connect with world and decide what needs to be done next…

same is demise of an individual at a company when resource leaves the company..

it gives you opportunity to start afresh again…

so do not get sad or morose over anything… life will continue again…

it never ends… it is just another milestone round the corner, which you may need to again achieve..

 

Startup HR Perils

HR is the gate keeper for any organization and startup founders face a challenge on various fronts to bootstrap, build products and manage teams. Most of the time have observed founders, not able to trust the staff too soon, and there is a possibility of isolated groups getting formed, sooner then anyone can imagine.

Conflict resolution becomes one of key focuses. How founders can look beyond themselves and actually focus on staff and inspire them to be next gen lead is where the success story lies. Empowerment by just designations really do not serve any purpose, if the resource is not skilled, qualified to take on a particular role. There is a tendency to damage the startup even before investors build confidence on them.

It is important for startups to identify the right resource who can be assigned the HR role, essentially if it is one of the founder, it becomes very important for that founder to stay connected with resources, understand their issues, look at the compliance parameters and build a strong committed team working zealously for organization purpose..

A paying job is absolutely essential, but in competitive environment, retaining right resources also is absolutely essential as during the initial stages at least we need a team to be motivated fully for the cause..

It is absolutely no use, if we have resources spending long hours but not goal focused and are not aligned to mission / vision of company.

Organization Structure can be simple and as much as possible avoid multiple reporting. This will lead to confusions sooner or later. Peer review should be encouraged and it is most important for founder to focus on growth and not get into small issues / conflicts with subordinates as this will damage the founder’s good will as the first client for a founder is always an employee. The art of managing resources need to be learnt and working as team player should also be learnt.

Congratulations

Tim ”congratulations for your new job”

Jenny “dear.. I got selected in morning, got news of wrong fit at noon and by evening..I was informed not suitable”

Tim “wish you all the best for your new job”

Jenny “common.. do not irritate me?”

Tim “congratulations on feeling irritated”

Jenny “Why so?”

Tim “because I got the same job last week”

Jenny “why so?”

Tim “I do got chucked out within a day”

Jenny “is their recruitment team crazy”

Tim “they are a large HR company so need to train their trainees employment induction.. so to demonstrate that process to them, they conduct real employment scenarios”

Jenny ‘Interesting.. hey 1 min.. an amount got transfered into my account’

Tim ”yes you have been paid US$200 by them as you contributed to the trainee learning process.. congratulations to earn 200$ for a day”

Jenny ‘Absolute strange ways of life… never realized virtual reality shows exist in corporate work culture too”

 

Deep Diving

Deep diving.. deep diving

all the way

in soul of our life

what exists?

god only knows..

Deep diving.. deep diving

all the way

in focus of our life

what exists?

we only know

deep diving deep diving

as we are lost in those

depths of layers of unknown

what seems known

becomes a subject to attach to

sooner and sooner

deep diving.. deep diving

mysteries of life all are fine

but having someone known

all besides us.. more fine

more cosy.. more comfortable

 

Why do startups fail?

Startups is not about only getting right founders, right mentors and right incubators to scale up, but it is more about a research on arriving at a business model for an idea. The business model needs to be a paying one or impactful.

We find multiple startups imitating and the clones too get successful somewhere only because the investors prefer investing in safe bets.

No one risks an innovation till it is proven. This leads to innovation moved back to government funded initiatives or individuals who are seriously committed to innovations and give grants.

Almost startups globally fail as any thing in excess becomes a waste. How many startups can we have in mobility space or e-commerce or wallet or anything for matter. The unique differentiator is missing

What should be an ideal cost of experimentation?

Create a market base through need and subsequently just have 1 feature MVP (Minimum viable product feature) and push it in market.. If it succeeds, you add more modules.

Startups fail because of too much focus on either technology or marketing and the right balance is missed out.. Apart from that for strange reasons mentors/advisors are paid /not paid at all.. or even in board, may get may be 0.5% etc, so it is not a lucrative proposition for them.. So next time another startup gets into a graveyard, it is not because an entrepreneur failed, it is because the market validation was inadequate and the competency skills to scale it up needed more attention.