CEO Jack has been invited to a meetup in Houston. He is supposed to give a presentation on ‘Entrepreneurship’
Jack finds his presentation deleted and his lap top is having problems.. He had hurriedly done the presentation, so no back..
Jack ‘I think am unprepared for the presentation’
Organization Tim ‘No problems.. with your experience.. all should be fine’
Jack is called on stage
Jack has a stage fear too.. relied on presentations all the while..
Jack finds nervousness reaching his peak.. slowly he musters courage
Jack ‘what we do routine.. we get bored. and then we need to do something different. Entrepreneurship begins from there’
Jack finds the audience looking at him with high expectation…
Jack ‘hey i think I should sit and talk’
The organizers get a chair
Jack ‘and then.. one day when are in our positions.. we get surplus money and decide to invest on individuals whom we feel have potential.. Each CEO should become an investor’
Jack finds his throat dry
Jack calls for water
Jack ‘what happens when your baby crawls, walks and keeps growing.. you enjoy that phase. When in job you join companies which are grown babies.. you need to get used to that culture.. Here it is your own baby.. you are imbibing your experience, knowledge and culture’
Jack is getting stomach cramps
Jack ‘I think am uncomfortable without slides’
Audience echo ‘Carry on.. you are giving vital tips’
Jack gets confidence
Jack ‘and then…your baby grows… and in US and many countries.. baby wishes to be on own.. and it is time to move out of baby’
Audience begin clapping hands..
Jack ‘Do I ever ask returns of investment from my own kid?’
Audience is fully silent
Jack ‘A true entrepreneur would have PASSION for one’s baby.. so will not be bothered of ROI however baby needs teachers, mentors so will mentor them coach them and soon costs on one baby keeps increasing. we tend to neglect other babies if we cannot afford money’
Jack drinks glass of water and wipes his sweat
Jack ‘Sweat equity.. and investment.. the entrepreneur decides to think the baby will support him but.. but the baby doesn’t so an entrepreneur disowns the baby and makes profit out of it..
Jack ‘Do you wish to sell your babies?’
All become silent…
Jack ‘LIFE is a game of buyer and seller. We humans buy everything and decide to sell out if purpose completed and what remains are memories’
Jack ‘So finally the baby grows.. and keeps growing and you just remain happy with its growth with no expectations. True Entrepreneur who cares for its venture sets a vision, mission, growth too but not with an expectation to sell of the baby’;
Jack ‘hope you enjoyed my speech’
There is thunderous applause…
After the event..
Jack looks at the video
Jack ‘hey could see myself so uncomfortable… stage fright can kill the tempo.. Hope all indeed clapped for genuine reasons’
His wife Sarah smiles and says ‘CEO TALKS always have hearings’