The Hustle of a Startup: Tales from a Small Business Owner

Introduction As a small business owner, the hustle is real. Starting your own company is an exhilarating rollercoaster ride filled with ups, downs, twists, and turns. It’s a journey that tests your resilience, challenges your limits, and ultimately shapes you into a stronger, more determined version of yourself. This is not the first time I … Read more

Some thoughts on Sales!

Some thoughts, on Sales, Customer relationships, and Business in general: 1. One size doesn’t fit all. 2. Everyone needs to “eat” [read it as “buy”]. 3. They may need supplies today or someday soon. 4. Our job is to explore what the customer likes. 5. Presence of competition in the market proves that no single … Read more

Learning never stops!

My childhood & schooling were all in small towns. But when I started working, I found myself in a city that was [and is] a capital of a state. A few months into the job, I was told to get my own bike. If you are in sales, you need to have one. And you … Read more

Entrepreneurship & value creation!

Entrepreneurship & value creation are two things that help you live your life to the fullest. It is nothing but pure magic. If you deliver value and if some people are willing to pay for it, your happiness knows no bounds. Not because you are making money. But because it is being valued. Wealth creation … Read more

Inspirational Quotes!

“The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, they just make the best of everything.” – Anonymous. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” – Rumi. “The only limits you see are the ones you impose on yourself.” – Dr. Wayne Dyer “If your life’s work can be accomplished in your … Read more

The Office Assistant who inspired me!

Saravanan. That’s the name of the boy who worked as “Office Assistant” [called as “Office boy” in India] at our office. He was a true professional. He understood his job very well. He never wasted a single minute. He was always busy. He had to make coffee, tea, deliver products to customers, and get the … Read more

Steve Jobs’ Pirates Metaphor!

In Jan 1983, Steve Jobs along with Apple employees were at an off-site retreat in Carmel, California. Jobs, to motivate the developers. He offered a maxim: “It’s better to be a pirate than join the navy”. “Being a pirate meant being audacious and courageous, willing to take considerable risks for greater rewards.” The group was … Read more

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