Anyone for creating an ecosystem for sustain first, scale next enterprises?

Sep 10, 2018

A slight drift from the usual digital ramblings:) Bumped into this awesome thread on fund raising by founder of Mixpanel on their fund raising journey and adventures. The few lines he has shared is perhaps going to save years of fund raising experiments for startup founders and for investors who are looking to spot that secret mojo in entrepreneurs! This one is a gem:) Mixpanel by the way is a powerful mobile analytics platform.

On a different note, I think fund raising is romanticized way too much as a metric in a startup journey. It is a good story to believe or fall in love with, but the reality is that less than 1% get lucky. There is also nothing to be proud about times when one was going to run out of money soon and that some Angel bailed them out just in time for helping them live another day. This could be an annecdote for how luck can play a role, but definitely not an example for role modelling!

The grittier and more realistic journeys are those who had no angels and piggy banks to fall back on.

Those few from the 99% drive the economy of the country. Those who had no choice but to be profitable and sustainable first before they scaled anything. Those who had no choice but to persistently innovate and add value. Those whose biggest investors are their customers…

It is important to create an ecosystem of realism which can help entrepreneurs to persevere and build companies that last. An ecosystem that can inspire others to persevere to succeed instead of thinking funding decides whether one should pack their bags on sprint a marathon.

New era #worldcup #battles and #rivalries to watch out for!

Aug 18, 2018

Internet of things Versus Internuts in everything

Robotic Process Automation Versus Chaos of the Human Mind

Artificial Intelligence Versus Natural Stupidity

Blockchain Versus Blocked Minds

Cryptocurrency versus Insecurity 

Data Science Versus Perspectives

Creative Intuition Versus Analysis Paralysis

Digital Transformation Versus Human Resistance 

Industry 4.0 Versus Skills 0.0

Hands-on Practioners Versus Self-Proclaimed Experts 

Common Sense Versus Buzzwords

Knowledge from reading Versus Ignorance from reading

Influence of Journalism Versus Paid Influencers 

In search of truth Versus hiding behind lies

Organic Achievements Verus Paid Achievements

Invention Versus Reinvention

Research Motivation Versus Motive Behind a Research

Digital Citizenship Versus Human Walls

Celebrating the three pillars of your Digital Business Department

Aug 18, 2018

Jugular’s existence hinges on its three pillars. Customer Partners who find value in us. Employed Partners who deliver this value. Vendor Partners who bring in varied expertise in a constant state of skill flux. We do not cut any corners when it comes to these pillars. We take pride in them. We try our best to ensure that we are a progressive organization for them to work with. 

I take this opportunity to institutionalize our first inaugural awards to simply convey how thankful, we are to all these three pillars.

No glitter, no vested interest (except their growth), no large staged settings and no artificially laced superlatives. Just a simple warm personal meeting to rejoice those moments with these champs:) Please join us in celebrating their success as we announce each of these deserving inaugural awards over the coming weeks.

Why Practical Skills Will Matter More Than Your Degree In The New Economy

Apr 9, 2018

Pretty much the norm now in Industry. But reminders don’t hurt. The real key over the next few years is to bring the same pace of transformation at Universities, Colleges and Research Centres. Trainers, lecturers, profs and teachers at all levels need progressively relevant and applied skills to produce creative, logical and analytical students. This will be important for academia to stay relevant in the times where learning is increasingly becoming boundaryless and virtual. Early stage and progressive skilling responsibilities cannot be the primary responsibility for especially startups where productivity and innovation is a matter of life and death!

The Industry in India also needs more practioners to bring fresh thinking and innovative customer experiences. There is a need for Founders, CXOs, Venture Capitalists, Senior Management with a penchant for creativity and understanding of innovation cycles. It will be great to be a master of few things and jack of many.

All this value creation needs an increasingly strong academia. While blended training and learning has become mainstream, it is important for Academia to get Industry practioners to spend more time at Academia to co-create something which is fundamental to their businesses. Beyond summer projects, beyond short projects, beyond internships.

While definitely happening, but not quite at the pace of blended learning.

#foodfordigitalthoughts #skills #relevance