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  • 9 yrs old
  • Flattering tiny Glasses huge basketball
  • love at first sight 4 years moment in computer room got key
  • I loved it so much I devoured everything I could get
  • 40 books 1-2 books every month
  • Read a lot
  • Passed out Engineering - science
  • Ruparel How many of u attended
  • Never met them fun math and physics was looking to do my IIT JEE not meant to be
  • Already knew more abt compsci than the course Drop out
  • Everyone Parents, friends
  • If I didn’t there would be no directi
  • Ev1 was -> science/career
  • outstanding students No attendance web programming Learnt a lot
  • Launch net connect Pay for net connect Not proud
  • already thinking business already thinking big
  • Sell computers door o door Learnt – customer interaction, having doors slammed Never learn that in a lecture hall
  • Build websites for people
  • What do u think happened
  • job board match resumes to companies. advanced, ahead of its time noone wanted to buy it
  • Microsoft Facebook google
  • What do u think happened
  • What do u think happened
  • What do u think happened
  • What do u think happened
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  • Directi Story and Lessons

    1. 1. Directi – the story and the learnings by, Bhavin Turakhia CEO, Directi ( http://directi.com )
    2. 2. 1989
    3. 3. 6 th grade
    4. 8. <ul><li>“ Choose a career in something you would gladly do for free” </li></ul>Lesson 1
    5. 9. <ul><li>“ Find something you love to do so much you cant wait for the sun to rise to do it all over again” </li></ul><ul><li>- Steve Jobs </li></ul>
    6. 10. >π π books - GWBASIC
    7. 11. <ul><li>“ Read … a LOT!!” </li></ul>Lesson 2
    8. 12. 1994
    9. 16.
    10. 17. 1996
    11. 19. <ul><li>“ Have conviction in yourself” </li></ul>Lesson 3
    12. 20. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. - Robert Frost
    13. 22. <ul><li>“ What you learn on your own is as/more important than what you learn at school” </li></ul>Lesson 4
    14. 25. <ul><li>“ If you are gonna spend time thinking, you might as well Think BIG!!” </li></ul>Lesson 5
    15. 26. Bits and PCs
    16. 27. <ul><li>“ Don’t keep thinking … Just Do it!!” </li></ul>Lesson 6
    17. 28. Bits and PCs
    18. 29. Bits and PCs
    19. 30. The Web Spinners
    20. 31. The Web Spinners
    21. 32. <ul><li>“ If you think you can or you think you can’t, you are Right” </li></ul>Lesson 7
    22. 33. 1997
    23. 34. Directi
    24. 35. Directi
    25. 36. <ul><li>“ Being ahead of your time is not always an advantage” </li></ul>Lesson 8
    26. 37. <ul><li>“ If at first you don’t succeed, try and try again” </li></ul>Lesson 9
    27. 39. Folks in those stories had lots of chances of turning back only they didn’t .
    28. 40. 1998
    29. 43. 4,00,000
    30. 44. 1999
    31. 46. <200 sq ft of space
    32. 47. 2000 onwards
    33. 49. <ul><li>“ Spend time on the field actually selling your products” </li></ul>Lesson 10
    34. 50. 2001 onwards
    35. 54. 700+ employees
    36. 55. 6+ offices globally
    37. 56. Offices <ul><li>Mumbai – 1200 and 700 seater facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Bangalore & Delhi – India </li></ul><ul><li>Dubai and RAK – UAE </li></ul><ul><li>Xiamen – China </li></ul><ul><li>Austin – USA </li></ul>
    38. 57. 3 Companies, 7+ Business units
    39. 59. 20+ products
    40. 61. <ul><li>“ Dream it, Achieve it!!” </li></ul>
    41. 62. Building a multi-billion dollar enterprise [email_address]
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