Contributors approach various situations in life and work place
with a unique mind set, called contributor’s mindset
The first aspect of contributor mindset is contributor willingness
and capacity to find solution
When he faces a problem he does not only think that “can we
find a solution?” but also tries his best to find solution.
Thus contributors put their thinking in action plus
continuous practice and learning.
Non-contributors are often “rigid” about
the procedure or their own way of doing
things instead of focusing on the goal
Contributors are focused on goals and
find legal methods to achieve
them within the framework of the
Non-contributors do not consider new
possibilities1 in their thinking
Contributors consider new / alternate
possibilities1 in their thinking
When Ratan Tata was
travelling on road he
saw that 4 people
where travelling on a
He thought that this is
very risky so he
started thinking about
an alternate solution.
He think that for a
common man it is not
affordabel to buy a car
so he decided to make
a car which can be
afforded by a common
After talking with his
Engineers ,he told
Engineers to invent a
car at the lowest price
and its quality.
After many efforts like
the body should be
made from which
material as steel is
costly and its design
they finally made the
This car was named as
“NANO” and is also
Until 1946, milk producers of
Kaira district had to travel a long
distance to deliver milk to the
only dairy, the Polson Dairy in
Anand. Often milk went sour as
they had to physically carry the
milk in individual containers.
The traders working with
Polson arbitrarily decided the
prices depending on the
production and the season.
The milk producers were
extremely angry with the unfair
of the traders. Frustrated, under
leadership of Tribhuvandas Patel
(a local farmer leader), they
approached Sardar Vallabhbhai
Patel for a solution to their
Vallabhbhai advised them to form
Cooperatives, boycott Polson
Dairy and start supplying their
milk directly to Mumbai State
Government instead of routing
through Polson Dairy.
Under the guidance of Morarji Desai,
the producers in each of the
villages in Kaira started forming
own village co-operatives to act as
milk collection centres for the
entire village. These co-operatives
were owned and managed by
the producers themselves. As they
knew each others’ problems,
solutions started emerging
through collective thinking
Today, nearly after 65 years from the
day the idea of co-operative took
root in a small district ofGujarat,
Amul has grown to become the
largest food producer in the
country. It is today jointly owned by
2.8 million milk producers
Sudha Chandran began dancing at the age of three. Seeing
the dedication of the child, her father took her to a famous
dance school in Mumbai, ‘Kala Sadan‘, at the age of five.
Kala Sadan refused to admit such a young girl. But on
seeing her beautiful performance, they gave her a place in
the prestigious institution.
On May 2, 1981, the bus Sudha was traveling in met with a
serious accident and lost her leg due to gangrene
Sudha didn't give up. She began walking with the help of a
wooden leg and crutches, facing severe pain she practiced
Her confidence revived, on learning about an artificial leg
called ”Jaipur leg”. With this, a new round of struggle began.
First, she practiced walking. That was hard, but successful,
she tried to dance as well. Her leg would often bleed and did
not allow her face to reflect her agony. She had mastered all
the dance positions.
In village, Palanpur, near Kalol, people struggled
with floods, and transportation problems. They
had to cross the river to reach their homes,
especially in rainy season.
They complained to their panchayats to discuss
their problems in talukas, but in vain.
So they decided to start making bridge on their
own money, despite having financial problems.
When the bridge was about to complete, taluka
helped and appreciated them, recognizing their
The bridge was completed in few years, and the
problem was solved by the people themselves.
Thomas Alva Edison
He was the greatest inventor
of his century, having 1034
One of the invention was of
He tested more than 1000
materials that can help in
making of the “filament of
the bulb”. He was
unsuccessful. He was
scolded by his senior.
He replied positively, that
there thousand materials
that cannot complete a bulb.
Finally, with his dedicated
working, he made the first
“lamp” that lit the dark.
Henry Ford’s Failures
He was the inventor of
the first car in the world,
named Ford, after him.
He wasted all his money
on his research, from his
He eventually produced a
car, and raised $60,000
but his Detroit Auto
company went bankrupt.
He also tried to launch
political career, but