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So Let’s Startup shall we?

In story, Uncategorized on August 29, 2015 at 14:57

Hahaha ;) That is probably the first reaction one gets to hear every time a budding entrepreneur goes on to share his or her idea with people he/she trusts.

Dude how will you survive without salary?

When will you sell this company?

How will you raise funds?

Do you have office space?

Several questions start shooting around from friends, families, colleagues, your vada-pav wala? Ok not Vada-pav guy he already has a start up and perhaps has answers to all your questions. How much working capital? How may people to hire? Who will be the HR, Accountant, and CEO?

All start up jobs generally have the following words “Should be a multitasker” which actually means the candidate should be able to book movie tickets for the boss on weekends, be the sales, accountant, Customer service representative, and also manage the pet dog of colleague, yeah this start up allows taking dogs to work.

Let us still accept it, we all deep down have this desire to be our own boss. Accept it we do admire these guys who are full of energy, have ideas that can start 1000 businesses but for lack of funds are pursuing only one dream right now. Despite all the problems they are positive about growing their business. Who knows one day it might be the next Google or Amazon for that matter. Their energy is infectious. Very recently I spoke to a guy who launched his start up and having interacted closely I could see the problems one faces when managing a start up, more so from the marketing perspective. His question was simple, how to effectively utilise Social Media to launch his product. When I shared his idea with my friends, they all agreed to help his startup spread the word. His campaign did well and I hope he is working on how to sustain the interest of his followers.

Like my friend, every Startup has its own unique sets of problems. We would like to lend a helping hand to these guys. The guys at Vistaprint (www.vistaprint.in) came up with a funny video to highlight the problems faced by start ups. So when is your startup launching? Can you already identify yourself with the guys in the video ;) ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKbEojI-8Ug

 

Choices

In poetry on July 15, 2015 at 01:58

Bed season

i lie, but then i lie,
you see what i see?
the flickering light on the ceiling
Or meadows outside the window?
The choices we make
happiness lets fake?

Something interesting is brewing #eknayileague

In Uncategorized on May 7, 2015 at 12:35

So yesterday I happened to read a tweet from Kapil sharma announcing that our very own Kapil Dev has finally decided to create an account on Twitter. I was more than happy to follow Kapil Dev, I like his frank yet funny views on Cricket after all.

what came next was a surprise though, Kapil Dev was talking about a new league. Well I am a fan of IPL and follow it religiously, more so also because I am a fan of Fantasy league too. There have been talks about rebel cricket league too, so I was wondering if this has something to do with that? A little more research and I landed up on these three videos by Kapil Dev

 

 

 

Every video was suggesting to not play with heart. Now tell me something, all boys have grown up learning always give your 100% play the game with heart, we are all emotional, play rash shots because we wear our heart on our sleeves. Suddenly Paaji, the guy who lifted the 1983 world cup comes along and tells us not to play with heart. The end result, clean bowled!

I like the hashtag #EkNayiLeague absolutely no hints as to what it is going to be about :( Now, I am an impatient soul and I really need to know what this new league is about. Lets look at the clues we have:

1. Kapil Dev

2. Do not play this league from the heart else you will lose

3. Paaji speaking to celebs

4. Samco a trading company is its investor

5. Kapil Dev too has invested in this venture

6. Indian Trading league thats the name of the league with a bull face

 

From what I have gathered from the available hints this looks like a league involving cricketers. May be it will allow people to trade their favourite cricketers in a stock market kind of set up. You can buy and sell shares of your favourite players. Lets say someone buys shares of players like Virat kohli, yuvraj singh, Dhoni and Raina. The share price will be linked to the performance of the players in question and based on the demand and supply of these players. More the player is in demand more the share price for that player.

Better the performance of the player, more people would want to keep them in their team. Perhaps it will be the market or the people at Indian Trading League who will give out dividends to shareholders based on player performance. So a Virat kohli might get you more dividends, hence more people would want Virat in their team, so price of Virat will shoot up.

Let’s see if what I guessed actually turns out to be true. I might just get lucky and win that prize haha :D Wait here is where you can submit your guesses

http://www.eknayileague.com/

I hope Kapil dev drops some more hints and then may be we can get closer to what exactly this #EkNayiLeague is all about? What is your guess by the way?

Update: The secret is out its a Trading league for traders out there :) May the best trader win

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