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.

 

 

PINK SLIP secrets

PINK SLIP –

 

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

SUM UP

Manny is a mathematician who loves numbers.. his friend Rob is a psychologist.. One day both decide to make a game for NERDS

Manny ‘let us make cuboid’

Rob ‘how many rows and columns?’

Manny ‘just 2 x 2’

Rob ‘fine’

Manny  ‘Now add labels’

Rob ‘Introvert and Extrovert as column labels and  Entrepreneur and Mentor as row labels”

Manny ‘cool’

Rob     ‘Do you know the unfortunate truth of life is that we need the sum to be 4

In below examples..  it is 3 or 2..

So whenever we are trying to solve a complex problem.. understand the context and break into cuboids

In present situation the expectations is sum = 4 with max 2 as sum of rows or columns.

But in many cases.. you will need a different sum value..

Introvert Extrovert
Entrepreneur 1 1
Mentor 1 0
Introvert Extrovert
Entrepreneur 0 1
Mentor 1 0
Introvert Extrovert
Entrepreneur 1 0
Mentor 0 1

It means when you make a team, do not try to have same personality traits work together.. you will be heading for a disaster.

as the truth of life is opposite poles attract and similar poles repel

 

 

Meet my Founder

My founder Louis met me in garden where I was lazing, basking under sun’s glory and shine thinking what next can be done after a regular pink slip in December. It has been 4th year of my career and this is a repetitive occurance. I planned to actually visit HR department next year of my prospective employer next December and submit a resignation letter instead of getting pink slip…

I never understood what pink slip meant.. was it a love letter because it is pink in color or was it meant to be understood that ‘you are dear to me, but I don’t love you. I need to keep my beloved ones. I like you and hope you understand between word LOVE and LIKE. Human beings need not live with people whom they LIKE.

I wondered why a boy or girl felt shy or hesitant to say the word ‘I LOVE YOU’ and kept fiddling with ‘I LIKE YOU’.. why face book introduced only ‘LIKE and DISLIKE’ and ‘NOT LOVE’

Louis asked me to take a photograph of her.. and wow at 5pm, as sun was setting, Central Park looked beautiful.. I took her photo and felt her eyes mismerizing me.. Am I falling in love with her?

She just smiled and took her camera and then casually asked ‘what do I do to earn my living’

Paul the soul in me asked Paul the body ‘what the hell am doing?’

I stuttered and said ‘Paul here.. am actually recently jobless.. and searching some future’

I asked her ‘what do you do? what is your name’

She flashed her smile and said ‘Louisa.. have founded a company PINKSLIP’

I got shocked.. I laughed.. and asked ‘what it does?’

Louisa ‘I help families run their household chores in just US$200 till time resource doesn’t get settled’

I ‘why will anyone wish to avail your service?’

Louisa ‘reasons.. it helps them as I ensure I plan their groceries, electricity and micromanage and even help in providing jobs.. ‘

Louisa ‘will you wish to cofound?’

I ‘i think i will.. but will this model work?’

Louisa ‘i have got US$20000 as traction.. have few team members.. I feel you will be right person to experiment on too..’

I ‘means’

Louisa ‘experiment self at 200$ and check self’

I felt it is not a bad idea.. and two days later just paid her 200$

Louisa ‘thanks.. you are my first client.. and also my partner.. co founder’

I ‘wow.. experiment on me?’

Louisa ‘unless an entrepreneur doesn’t feel the pain point how can he or she find a solution?’

I ‘did you face it?’

Louisa ‘my parents gave me pink slip when I was just new born… never saw them ever again.. so what more pink slips can anyone give me apart from that’

I felt the Paul in my.. my soul wishing to hug Louisa and stopped

‘She is my founder.. can I love her? or am I only liking her’

I held her hand and asked ‘can we have a coffee’

The Paul in me asked a question ‘why PASSSION experiments and brings new dimensions to life of an entrepreneur?’

The Paul in me.. my body realized ‘entrepreneur’s journey is like a film where actors need to be essembled, story written, story told, story needs to succeed..  put all ingredients of success in it.. hence PASSION experiments.. ‘

I smiled and was sipping coffee with Louisa wondering ‘is this the one for me?’

She was looking at my eyes wondering ‘has he begun loving her or is it just respect or is it like?’

 

 

 

Smile please

 

 

“Smile please

 

Why you look so serious?

Smile please..

Now a bit better

Bring more warmth

Smile Widely

Now it looks good

Say Cheese

Excellent

Am taking your photo dear”

Reader ‘common.. why you are kidding during work hours’

Blogger ‘common.. is blogging not linked to distraction? am bringing smile in your face and you angry on me..’

Reader ‘don’t disturb me now’

Blogger ‘government planning to give US$10M$ for a person with continuous smile on face’

Reader burst’s out laughing

Reader ‘then no one will be grumpy?’

Blogger ‘yes’

reader ‘where the money will come from’

Blogger ‘million dollar smiles get flashed only for money?.. smile please’

Reader ‘am smiling.. let me get back to work’

Blogger ‘is work making you serious? Pause and think.. are you happy with work?  resign if not happy and enjoy the honey moon period which is notice period.. no tension.. no worry.. only smile’