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 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.


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.



PINK SLIP secrets



IT professionals have been working for many years, toiling sweat all over for overseas work with a hope they get good remuneration. The MNCs too were happy with the cost factor and it was a win-win situation.

However this led to unemployment struggles in oversea pockets leading to lay off trends where weak resources are removed, lethargic resources shuffled with a hope they perform and subsequently all know that the day is not far when they will get sacked.

What happens to the individuals uncertain about their career?

Following options

  1. invest some fraction of your saving in a startup
  2. try to explore being cofounder
  3. acquire new skills
  4. if you have good market connects, reach out openly and get projects. each person is out here to survive.. (Survival for fittest)
  5. if you are declared a failure, prove you are not
  6. be ethical enough to not reach out to same clients as what is not yours, is not yours.. you will get more better clients.
  7. learn to self discipline self through strict excercise regime, focused technology education and work on make-belief closer to industry solution projects
  8. try to invest some fraction also in social work initiative and work for a cause.. life will again bring you back to square 1 one day if it is really destined to.. so why not contribute for a cause and leave some please impressions in lesser mortals struggling for day-to-day livelihood
  9. For ones who are in HR role, do not try to keep monitoring too much on resources as they are not machines and may be they will work for full hours and keep their mind at home and come .. so what next (Productivty will remain an issue), rather encourage sense of belonging model.
  10. What about ones.. who actually are just thriving on some management merits of being trust worthy etc : – god bless them as they are in good spots as of now, however sooner or later, pink slip secrets will unwind for self..  as finally an organization needs actual performing team…  what is the use of excel sheets with great analytics if the person who is actually contributing to metrics is feeling insecure
  11. The ones who will get job benefits because of such disruptive changes should also not remain contended as sooner or later, the individual is again going to face similar situation
  12. Learn to live simple and do not hoard too many assets… This principle is followed by large investors when they fund startups and do not like liability driven companies. Look at recent huge loss making startups who thrive on numbers

PASSION FRAMEWORK is for ones who have courage to probe, innovate their life and scope their life for a cause. It can be set in any environment, all you need to do is Act on the scope and own, nurture the cause.

Cause could be ”seeking a job back again, being happy all over again, restarting life all over again, and smiling back all over again to understand your life is not ended.. you are making a new beginning.. enjoy and this time do not just again get into mundane job, rather also initiate a startup