Investment Lessons

Investment Lesson

What type of tree you wish to plant?

I have seen multiple investors who wish a very rapid investment return from innovation. This  is simply not possible as innovation needs acceptance and then it grows.

So what really happened was all who stopped thinking of innovation, invested in copy-cat models and some got huge returns, many failed and then the investors cribbed that the startup ecosystem is not conductive enough.

What happened to the fruits (startups)

They were never ripe fruits in first place, it was like selling a half ripe fruit like GRAPE to someone and obviously you will have bitter taste. you failed to realize GRAPE VINE itself takes 2 years for yielding fruits.  Analyze the costs yourselves and Investors will realize themselves where we are failing.  We should not invest in startups but invest in STOCK if you want things to happen too soon.

That GRAPE vine will yield minimum 30 years, if maintained properly.

What happened to the individuals who invested maybe in something like a MANGO tree (UNICORNS)

They had that patience for minimum 8 years, to collectively grow it, without any greed to exit and results are there for everyone.

Some love fooling

Jam ‘I am going to get you at any cost… you are mine’

Sherry ‘hey you are 10 years younger to me.. do not think this way’

Jam hugs Sherry

Sherry is happy internally.. She just had a break from a bad relation few years back and is longing for a friend’

2 months later

Jam ‘it is all finished’

Sherry ‘what? I helped you in your business,I got into an emotional entanglement with you and assumed you would be the one for life with me’

Jam ‘didn’t you see my track record of 7-8 bad relation earlier’

Sherry is silent

Jam ‘the problem with girl’s are that they look for beautiful hunks like me who are all grey then straight hearted clean individuals and vice versa at times handsome guy’s like me assume and know when to exit of relation’

Before Sherry can react.. Jam has posted in facebook ‘All over with Sherry. Open to Mingle all over again’

 

Why we fail?

We fail not because we wish to fail, but rather because it has to happen…

Our mood, behavior everything is influenced by something unknown.. some call it is Moon’s mood swing.. some call it the devil inside us, not allowing us to think logically and some may feel, there is some evil magic done on us…

Romel ‘can you guarantee success?’

Joe ‘no.. I can guarantee failures’

Romel smiles

Joe ‘to break something is most easiest thing to do… but to unite that piece; it takes time’

Romel ‘so who can actually guarantee success?’

Joe ‘no one but your own self’

Romel ‘how’

Joe ‘I was in construction business… making buildings.. but lack of investments and debt made me realize  I could not deliver what I promised’

Romel ‘so?’

Joe ‘got into demolishing of illegal buildings.. and that gives me good money’

Romel begins laughing

Joe ‘sooner we realize we are masters in failure.. we need to check, what triggers our failures… and ensure we avoid all those checklist points when we take up next assignment’

Romel ‘like’

Joe ‘a school going kid may not like to go to school.. let that kid get into home schooling’

Romel ‘seriously not sure what you talk…’

Joe ‘we blame the moon, the space, the unknown for everything but ourselves, so let us all learn to understand our failure checkpoints… a new startup in making’

Romel ‘common.. this time i will not invest.. you bootstrap it’

 

 

 

Love can wait

Rob ‘Love can wait.. this opportunity is once in life time.. I have to be in USA for 2 years.. and with stringent visa rules, never know what next’

Mary ‘In Vietnam, we always wonder.. why this rush push to US.. is $ so important to all of us’

Rob ‘obviously.. ‘

Mary ‘separating out family, friends, dear ones .. all for slogging for some company and grow it.. and then what you get in return?’

Rob ‘we need to improve quality of living.. Ok.. then I will be leaving this weekend’

Mary sighs…

Mary ‘imagine if the whole immigrants just decide to return back one day?’

Rob ‘we will see what will happen then…but that is a land of opportunity and that is where we observe multiple startups , ideas, investments all happening in a nice way’

Mary ‘ok.. then we can call it quits’

Rob ‘thanks for understanding me…’

Mary ‘hope you understood me too’

 

Victory over negative energies (Diwali)

Entrepreneurship is a game which has ups and downs, but the journey brings in multiple people to support you, humiliate you, pressurize you, taunt you or even bad mouth you…   the victory over all our negative energies is cause of celebration.. and hence  without getting bogged own… please remain calm and composed and everything else will follow soon (client, investments, scaling up etc).. best of lucks to all of you..

What you wish to do?

“What you wish to do.. will happen only if you convince others that it is the only way to go forward to solve the pain point.

What you wish not to do.. will happen only if you convince others that it is the not the way to go forward.”

Sam as a Mentor/Coach feels most of the startup entrepreneurs get bogged down by mentor / advisors /investor pressures and deviate from the original plan of action and also end up loosing interest..

His fiancé Julie is fed up of his passion for teaching entrepreneurs

One day she decides to split from him.

Sam ‘I feel the only way to go forward is for you to understand me..’

Julie ‘you cannot convince me this way… you need to spend time with me’

Sam ‘I do spend 2 hours everyday’

Julie ‘no startups, no entrepreneurs.. no discussions about investors’

Sam ‘it is got into my system.. how I rewind it?’

Julie ‘world will not change because of your mentoring, I will change.. I may leave you.. nd you will be left with few entrepreneurs.. but what you will miss out is me.. so learn to have life balance’

Sam hugs Julie

Sam ‘seriously sometimes we go overboard with work and loose our personal life’