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Entrepreneur versus employee<br />Why I do what I do today<br />and why you should(n’t)<br />Satish Kanwar<br />October 28...
10 things that I didn’t expect<br />After I quit my job<br />to start my own business<br />Satish Kanwar<br />October 28, ...
Entrepreneur versus employee<br />Why I do what I do today<br />and why you should(n’t)<br />Satish Kanwar<br />October 28...
Hello<br />My name is<br />Satish Kanwar and I’m<br />a work in progress in<br />Scarborough Toronto, Canada.<br /><ul><li...
Marketer
Geek
Go-Getter
Friend
Evangelist
Listener
Dreamer
Speaker</li></li></ul><li>Yesterday<br />I worked in channel marketing<br />at Microsoft Canada<br /><ul><li>BBA at UTSC ‘08
Partner at Vdot Media
Co-op at HP Canada
Co-op at Microsoft Canada</li></li></ul><li>Today<br />I create digital experiences<br />at Jet Cooper<br /><ul><li>Twesti...
Pay It Backward Day
Impatient Theatre Improv</li></li></ul><li>Show of hands<br />Employees?<br />Entrepreneurs?<br />Little bit of both?<br />
Defining success is a good start<br />Financial?<br />Career?<br />Relationship?<br />
One isn’t better than the other,it just depends on where you’re atright now.<br />Stage in life?<br />Personality?<br />La...
Evaluating variables<br />1. Income<br />2. Lifestyle<br />3. People<br />
1. Income<br />Money moneymoney<br /><ul><li>Time is your most valuable commodity
No commitments or children (known)
Economy schmaconomy</li></li></ul><li>2. Lifestyle<br />How the days go down<br /><ul><li>Work hard, no matter what
Never get comfortable, no matter what
Look for structure, but not stability, no matter what</li></li></ul><li>3. People<br />Zombies are people too<br /><ul><li...
Resource-oriented VS opportunity-oriented
Surround yourself with smarter people</li></li></ul><li>Simply put<br />This is what I think<br /><ul><li>Determined VS va...
Things don’t happen for a reason
Just because your good at something</li></li></ul><li>Diagramming<br />Because I bought a Moleskin<br />
WIN<br />Success &gt; $1M<br />+10<br />Clarity &gt;<br />+5<br />Decision &gt;<br />Now<br />Confusion &gt;<br />-1<br />...
Choosing<br />Entrepreneurial black hole<br />
Not choosing<br />“90% of the world doesn’t even consider<br />the question.” – Andrew Peek, UTSC ‘06<br />
It’s okay to fail. Everyone waits for “the” moment. The more you fail, the more epic that will be.<br />It will rain aweso...
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Entrepreneur versus employee (+ 10 things that I didn't expect)

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My slide deck from a guest lecture at the University of Toronto Scarborough's "New Ways of Work" course on October 28, 2009. Time slot was 2 hours of presentation, break, & Q/A.

Combined a deck from Refresh Events entitled "Entrepreneur versus employee" (http://bit.ly/2iBar) that was presented before I became an entrepreneur. Similar slides, different content.

Added a new deck entitled "10 things I didn't expect" to share more of what I've learned now that I'm in this world.

Enjoy! Contact me @skanwar or http://sati.sh if anything.

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  • Sprouter - Thanks for the absolutely amazing support! I am more excited each and every waking day to be doing what I am now, and am learning in very real ways that I didn't imagine. I'm proud to have a team I can stand behind 150% - that's our key to success, right next to the people that care (like you).

    Wilson - The only place to go from anywhere, is forward. Plan and think about what success means to you... what you want to do and for what reasons. Know what you want to work towards, get a 1-year plan and 10-year vision, and then ACT.

    Would be happy to discuss further sometime. I know the slides are pretty bare.
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  • Thanks for sharing ... so from your experience, what would you recommend as first steps? ie. where do I go from here?
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  • Satish - absolutely love the presentation. Especially the 10 things you've learned - I think it's so true, at a startup you wear many hats. It seems like it was an amazing decision to branch out on your own. The number one reason you guys have been able to grow is that you do quality, amazing work - you can't underestimate the power of an amazing product or service. Good luck, and know that we're always behind you!

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    Erin & the Sprouter team
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  • My slide deck from a guest lecture at the University of Toronto Scarborough's 'New Ways of Work' course on October 28, 2009. Time slot was 2 hours of presentation, break, & Q/A.

    Combined a deck from Refresh Events entitled 'Entrepreneur versus employee' (http://bit.ly/2iBar) that was presented before I became an entrepreneur. Similar slides, different content.

    Added a new deck entitled '10 things I didn't expect' to share more of what I've learned now that I'm in this world.

    Enjoy! Contact me @skanwar or http://sati.sh if anything.
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Entrepreneur versus employee (+ 10 things that I didn't expect)

  1. 1. Entrepreneur versus employee<br />Why I do what I do today<br />and why you should(n’t)<br />Satish Kanwar<br />October 28, 2009<br />
  2. 2. 10 things that I didn’t expect<br />After I quit my job<br />to start my own business<br />Satish Kanwar<br />October 28, 2009<br />
  3. 3. Entrepreneur versus employee<br />Why I do what I do today<br />and why you should(n’t)<br />Satish Kanwar<br />October 28, 2009<br />
  4. 4. Hello<br />My name is<br />Satish Kanwar and I’m<br />a work in progress in<br />Scarborough Toronto, Canada.<br /><ul><li>Entrepreneur
  5. 5. Marketer
  6. 6. Geek
  7. 7. Go-Getter
  8. 8. Friend
  9. 9. Evangelist
  10. 10. Listener
  11. 11. Dreamer
  12. 12. Speaker</li></li></ul><li>Yesterday<br />I worked in channel marketing<br />at Microsoft Canada<br /><ul><li>BBA at UTSC ‘08
  13. 13. Partner at Vdot Media
  14. 14. Co-op at HP Canada
  15. 15. Co-op at Microsoft Canada</li></li></ul><li>Today<br />I create digital experiences<br />at Jet Cooper<br /><ul><li>Twestival Toronto
  16. 16. Pay It Backward Day
  17. 17. Impatient Theatre Improv</li></li></ul><li>Show of hands<br />Employees?<br />Entrepreneurs?<br />Little bit of both?<br />
  18. 18. Defining success is a good start<br />Financial?<br />Career?<br />Relationship?<br />
  19. 19. One isn’t better than the other,it just depends on where you’re atright now.<br />Stage in life?<br />Personality?<br />Latest crush?<br />
  20. 20. Evaluating variables<br />1. Income<br />2. Lifestyle<br />3. People<br />
  21. 21. 1. Income<br />Money moneymoney<br /><ul><li>Time is your most valuable commodity
  22. 22. No commitments or children (known)
  23. 23. Economy schmaconomy</li></li></ul><li>2. Lifestyle<br />How the days go down<br /><ul><li>Work hard, no matter what
  24. 24. Never get comfortable, no matter what
  25. 25. Look for structure, but not stability, no matter what</li></li></ul><li>3. People<br />Zombies are people too<br /><ul><li>Don’t suck and move up VS sucking is not an option
  26. 26. Resource-oriented VS opportunity-oriented
  27. 27. Surround yourself with smarter people</li></li></ul><li>Simply put<br />This is what I think<br /><ul><li>Determined VS variable path
  28. 28. Things don’t happen for a reason
  29. 29. Just because your good at something</li></li></ul><li>Diagramming<br />Because I bought a Moleskin<br />
  30. 30. WIN<br />Success &gt; $1M<br />+10<br />Clarity &gt;<br />+5<br />Decision &gt;<br />Now<br />Confusion &gt;<br />-1<br />FAIL<br />
  31. 31. Choosing<br />Entrepreneurial black hole<br />
  32. 32. Not choosing<br />“90% of the world doesn’t even consider<br />the question.” – Andrew Peek, UTSC ‘06<br />
  33. 33. It’s okay to fail. Everyone waits for “the” moment. The more you fail, the more epic that will be.<br />It will rain awesomesauce, I swear.<br />
  34. 34. “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.Explore. Dream. Discover.&quot;<br />Mark Twain<br />
  35. 35.
  36. 36. 10 things that I didn’t expect<br />After I quit my job<br />to start my own business<br />Satish Kanwar<br />October 28, 2009<br />
  37. 37. 1. I would have this much fun<br />We have a beer fridge<br />
  38. 38. 2. It would be an emotional roller-coaster<br />Euphoria to ground zero<br />
  39. 39. 3. I would wear 1,000,000 hats<br />Accountant, Human Resources, Operations, Business <br />Development, Account Management, Strategist, <br />Community Manager, Business Planner, Cleaner, <br />Kitchen Aid, Beer Buyer, Coffee Runner, and <br />Everything-In-Between<br />
  40. 40. 4. Luck is a factor<br />We don’t have a website<br />
  41. 41. 5. People would care<br />#jetcooper<br />
  42. 42. 6. I really don’t know anything<br />But I pretend to know everything<br />
  43. 43. 7. It would take over my life<br />I still haven’t seen District 9<br />
  44. 44. 8. My story changes every day<br />This is already outdated<br />
  45. 45. 9. We would grow so soon<br />Satish, Verne, Darcy and Mustafa<br />
  46. 46. 10. Somebody already told me this<br />Just like I’m telling you<br />
  47. 47. Contact me<br />For anything,<br />anytime, anyway<br />Satish Kanwar<br />Twitter: @skanwar <br />Blog: http://sati.sh<br />Email: satish@jetcooper.com<br />

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