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Reboot Jawwad Farid, CEO www.alchemya.com blog.alchemya.com Author, Reboot & BSOD
Reboot
Two stories Avicena – the e-education venture NYC, California, 2000-2001 Alchemy – the risk practice Karachi, Bangkok, Dubai 2003-2009 Lessons learnt
Zola Budd, 3K Olympics Final Mary Decker, LA 1984
Nirvana
Episode I - Avicena
E-education Founded while a student at CBS Funded by risking money borrowed to pay last term’s tuition
High lights from your California adventure
Impact?
What was the most painful moment when you went under?
Lessons
Profitability
Episode II – The sequel
Risk & Actuarial Practice 0 – 50 head count in 6 years 0 – 700,000 US$ in 6 years
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to here  11/5/2009 33
From here  11/5/2009 34
to here  11/5/2009 35
True picture?
Lessons - Reloaded
	Question 4
Recap The home ground advantage Embrace Failure Beware of the cycle
www.alchemya.com  blog.alchemya.com

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Alchemy Reboot @ TIE CON Karachi

Editor's Notes

  1. Every one wants to be a winner
  2. And then some
  3. But sometime shit just happens
  4. Talk about Avicena – the business slide
  5. How did Columbia help – or didn’t help
  6. California and the everything is possible and within reach mindset – Unreal. They say you should live in California once and leave before it makes you soft, you should live in NYC once and leave before it makes you hard.
  7. Tokyo and the pitch to Sakura. I learnt how to pitch to the third largest bank on the planet. That itself was worth an MBA
  8. Somewhere towards the end of Feb 2001, I almost drowned in this pool
  9. I learnt how to say good bye and how do a write off on a dream that I had lived with for more than two years.
  10. Inward focus, therapy, why me, bouts of self pity, what else
  11. Wrote a book over 5 years that took everything out of my system and put it down on a piece of paper that my 10 year old just started reading.
  12. Do you really think that the way you do thing is going to be different
  13. And you absolutely positively don’t want to be part of the herd or follow the crowd
  14. And you want it done your way or not at all
  15. Basic business model
  16. It takes a team to build a business
  17. And a brand. And the support structure for doing it at home, in Pakistan is so much more effective than it is anywhere in the world. This is after all your home ground.
  18. It’s the packaging that sells, not technology.
  19. How you look at a problem defines your solution and your pitch. How your customer looks at the same issues needs to change your solution and your pitch. In the end if you could create your products with the big picture in mind you can solve a much bigger problem
  20. Cycles come and go. Sometimes when you least expect them.