A sky-diving training video ended with the following dedication:
“To those who dare to dream the dreams, and then are foolish enough to try to make those dreams come true.”
This definition explains the gist of entrepreneurship in the simplest terms. Entrepreneurs are essentially dreamers, but a special kind of dreamers – with passion, dedication, discipline and willingness to work terribly hard.
Speaking about dreams, I believe that the dreams are not too different from goals. I read somewhere that “A goal is a dream with deadline.” Entrepreneurs truly understand the importance of timeliness. They view their dreams as goals and work passionately towards achieving them.
I am an entrepreneur. After having started Securamed, I am currently working as a Program Manager at Microsoft. I’ve barely seen the real excitement of Web1.0, but have closely experienced the aftermath of the so-called “dot com” days. I’ve never regarded the dot-com days as a “bubble”. Although a whole lot of respectful entrepreneurs and investors did make some impulsively irrational decisions during those days, I consider the dot-com days as ebb and tide. As we’ve seen, it’s all cyclic after all.
Today is the age of Web 2.0. I believe firmly that a lot of impact is to be made by the upcoming Web 2.0 technologies and companies. I am certain that a significant amount of wealth will be generated by Web 2.0 startups in the next two years.
I am currently working on three different ideas, and plan to finalize on the top idea to spend my time on. Whether I will start a new product group within Microsoft or branch out on my own again is not certain at this moment. It depends greatly on the finalized idea. I love Microsoft for two main reasons:
1. Passionate, supremely smart and hard working team members.
2. An ability to make a significant impact through technology.
So, it is more likely that I might be more inclined towards Microsoft. But, that decision depends on a gamut of factors. I’ll write more about it, when the time comes.
I’ve decided to write about technology, entrepreneurship and design for two main reasons:
1. I am super-passionate about t.e.d and I believe firmly that their confluence can lead to extra-ordinary creations.
2. Out of all the people I’ve met in conferences, planes, school, work or society, the most interesting people have always been involved either in technology, entrepreneurship or design (I haven’t met a lot of people in the entertainment industry, but I bet they are quite interesting!!)
After having discussed entrepreneurship with more than 55 successful entrepreneurs, I’ve been amazed to see the thought-process that goes within an entrepreneur’s mind, during the early stage. There are so many (almost life-changing) decisions to be made with so little information. It is always intriguing to see the impact of those decisions. I will share my thought-process with my mentors, friends, peers, fellow entrepreneurs and other smart people ( I believe that the blogosphere is a small world and blog readers are usually smarter than the average population!! ). Please do comment, advise, complain, whine or just say a sincere hi. But, please do not spam.
Let’s go out and change the world.