Random thoughts about<br />entrepreneurship?<br />It’s not just about starting, sustaining and scaling-up a company.<br />Mahatma Gandhi too was an entrepreneur. As is Sunil Mittal. As is the Mumbai dabbawala. As is Ila Bhatt and Vikram Akula. <br />
Why<br />entrepreneurship?<br />Here’s why not: Its risky. It is too much of hard work. Where do I get funding? A job at least provides me the security I need. I am not a leader. I don’t have a great, new idea. I have a family to look after. I don’t want to lose. There is too much tension in becoming an entrepreneur. I come from a working class family. There is too much pain and sacrifice.<br />Despite all the above, here’s why…<br />
You have a better shot at glorythrough <br />entrepreneurship<br />Many of the most admired people are entrepreneurial.<br />
You can drive societal change through <br />entrepreneurship<br />Entrepreneurs contribute to nation building<br />Creating jobs, infrastructure and services.<br />Creating platforms for change - Infosys Foundation, Azim Premji Foundation, Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Ford Foundation, Gates Foundation, Dell Foundation, Khushi, India Sponsor Foundation, Akshay Patra Foundation…<br />
You can create wealth through <br />entrepreneurship<br />You are unlikely to buy a yacht as an employee. <br />
You can follow your dream through <br />entrepreneurship<br />Write your own story.<br />
entrepreneurs<br />dream big<br />“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.”TheodoreRoethke - poet<br />
entrepreneurship<br />requires a tremendous amount of conviction, and a deep desire to win<br />"itnishiddat se mainetumhepaanekikoshishkihaikiharzarre ne mujhetumsemilanekikoshishkihai....kehtehai agar kisicheezkodil se chaahotohpoorikaynathtumheinussemilanekikoshishmein lag jaatihai.“<br />Om Makhija<br />
entrepreneurship<br />is not about a pot of gold. It is about enjoying the rainbow<br />“When he was alive, he lived.“<br />Epitaph of the founder of the Harley Davidson Club<br />
entrepreneurs<br />are not scared of failure but are scared of not trying.<br />“I would rather be a ‘has been’ than a ‘never was’“<br />Ted Turner<br />
Inspirational stories about<br />entrepreneurship<br />Cvent<br />Creditworthy…<br />Educomp Solutions<br />7-years lageraho…<br />Scan café<br />Once on a flight time…<br />Sanjeev Bikchandani<br />Mumbai local…<br />You<br />Start young. And enjoy your rainbow. <br />
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