Moi!!! Yes, lil ol’ me! How? Why? What?! When? I haz no answer.I dont really know when I got bitten by it.. Anything could have done it.Maybe those books by IIM peeps I’ve read or that humble “Eat Cake” book by jeanne ray I loved to read long long ago or ‘me finally making it to a B-School’ (I know b-grad != successful entrepreneur) or maybe the \m/ people I met in my recent social media meetups & the stories they told me or that totally naive B-plan thingie that won me a title in DARE(*shameless hoot* 😐 ).. Point is.. I’m a wannabe-entrepreneur.As simple as that. Or, err..otherwise!
Flipping through the pages of one of my favorite magazines, “Entrepreneur” I found this interesting piece, which I wanna share with y’all. Here ya go :
10 Reasons to Run a Business from Home
1.Getting up at 9 am or 11 am.Or not at all .You could work from your bed.
2.Going green by default.You wouldn’t be driving to work,would you, genius?
3.Never having to miss another cricket match again. Bliss!
4.No manipulative co-workers to deal with.Just manipulative kids.
5.Having full discount meals.Yesterday’s leftovers make for the cheapest lunches.
6.Being able to listen to Iron Maiden at full blast.Or Himesh Reshammiya.Whatever rocks your boat.
7.Being able to make your own coffee.Just the way you like it.Bootstrappers know how important that is.
8.Eating your meals at your desk.Or make your dining table your desk.Whatever is lazier for you
9.Never having to dress up for work.Never.Two words for you- boxer shorts
10.Never being nagged again for not coming back home in time.
That is real freedom!!
If you’re looking for inspiration, I think you should take a look at this.. 🙂
And my entrepreneurial area of interest?? My baby’s gonna be a social enterprise &/ an ad firm. Only so much info for now. Kinda started with the planning process..but as I can see, I’m going nowhere. If anybody’s interested in collaborating, ping back. And guess who I gotta meet last week?! 😉 Rashmi Bansal along with 3 other people who are featured in her best selling books ‘Stay Hungry Stay Foolish’ & ‘Connect the Dots’,the latter’s book release for which she was here @ Landmark last sunday. We had an awesome time there & I even gotta meet a likeminded entrepreneur called Sudharshan from MICA, one of the founders of TING. (Pity I cant find any linkbacks to them) Anyway, I got a few minutes with her and asked a few questions (when she was busy signing my copy of her latest book 😀 yay!)…you know how these authors are.. They get ideas when people tell em ridiculous stuff,and they base their next book on that & even dedicate it to you.So, Yeah. that’s what I did. 😀 And I’m not embarrassed one bit 😛
That was one eventful day. Infact, most of my days here @ Business School are like that..and I have a feeling, the best is yet to come 🙂 .Week before last, one of my seniors told me about this NEN (National Entrepreneurs Network) meet that was happening in Chennai & I gotta go there & meet people of my age or younger.. and my oh my! Are they amazing or what?! One would turn a wannabe, just by looking at their enthusiasm and near-religious zeal for entrepreneurial activities!
Anyway, I could go on and on about this..but I think I’ll stop here & get back to that Organisational Dynamics Case Study (open on the background), I so dont feel like reading & that issue of Economic Times lying on my bed ( my bedtime story book,these days)
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people wont so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t – A student in Warren G. Tracy’s class
And Remember, Forrest Gump’s Mama always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re gonna get.’
To our success in life,
P.S: There are loads of resources like this on the WWW that should maybe read someday.
18 thoughts on “The Entrepreneurial Bug – Guess who’s got bitten by it?”
Awesome Write up… including the quote on my facebook wall
Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people wont so you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t
If you have the freedom to become an entrepreneur, if you are not constrained by circumstances and if you have an idea you are passionate about, I have just 3 words for you: Go for it!!!
entrepreneurship in Indian Context is a Big Humbug, and especially while in college is a mere travesty, kindly dont get caught in the whirlwind of Delusion
Going to barcamps/meetups have that effect on people. Welcome to the club 🙂
Woah!! U somehow reminded me of Rudyard Kipling 😉
Brother!! humbug?! travesty?! Delusion?!
Thank you very much for your encouraging words 😛
🙂 Yeah! Thats true..! Btw, I read the article about you in magesh’s blog & 3 fingers for you \m/
i would have been happy if you probably have laid more stress on the first part of my previous comment.
Listen to Himesh Reshammiya? oh no……
Finally, got some time to read your blog.
Those 10 reasons are silly 🙂 (no offense) crazy gracy 😛 . IMHO , successful entrepreneurs are people who add value to their customers. They love what they do.
@constantinum @joshimukard :
Imma gonna find myself a garage to work from, for obvious reasons! 😀
@Arun sag :
Dude! Since when have u lost that long bone in your forelimb?!
I am so glad that you are planning for an Entrepreneurial debut. You know what, a survey in Ms said that nearly 80% of the MSPs become Entrepreneur. So it means ‘Entrepreneur’ thing dint bite you, it was all in you and it had to happen :). Even i m planning for a venture 🙂
Happy Entrepreneurship 🙂
All the best to you too!! 🙂
Found a quote I loved. And here’s my reply to all my critics 😉
“Entrepreneurship is a lot like love. Its so much better to have tried and lost-than not to have tried at all. ”
I agree with some of your comments on having your own schedule, being your own boss and the flexibility and freedom that comes with self employment. I am enjoying that right now, but not @ home but on my PhD. I really doubt my entrepreneurial attitude and business acumen 🙂
Go to http://insider.personalmba.com/welcome/ and sign up. Then go to this: http://insider.personalmba.com/reading-list-tracker/
Put the PMBA blog on your list of feeds http://personalmba.com/blog/
There are other things like the INC magazine @ inc.com, fastcompany.com, news.ycombinator.com
All good for inspiration. Just inspiration 🙂
@seshadri : DOnt loose heart! Keep kickin’ 😀
@shankar ganesh :
Hey, Danke soo much for those links and info! 😀 🙂
//Dude! Since when have u lost that long bone in your forelimb?!
What is that supposed to mean?
@sag means – “Since when have u lost ur humor bone?” in other words, ur sense of humor!