An SGD 10 Samosa as tapas, at a tony fine dining place, made me remember samosa pav in Navi Mumbai, outside Vashi Station.
Activists are moral entrepreneurs. An ability to imagine a fairer world needs tremendous guts where is no apparently apt founder market fit in place.
In this woke era, everything has a political valency hence the line between business, activists, and investors as the climate era.
The line is blurred.
I think the aspirations which one has in terms of an icon when we are in school shape our careers or intellectual inclinations.
Mine was Gurudeb Prof Amartya Sen, his Idea of Justice and the notion of plural identities left a mark on my college self.
Be Useful. There are plenty of places to impact lives (and Twitter is not the place). Talk to people in the neighborhood, there will be causes, co-create possibilities of meaning.
ideas can be used for plenty of ends from articles to venture creation as entrepreneurship and activism is a mode of building and transformation
I grew up and lived in Masqat & Dubayy next to four Masjids and Holy Month of Ramadan was a touchpoint for tradition in the era of Gulf Futurism. The Azaan for Sahri to the call for Iftar was a time for community. Also, the time for Haleem from Karachi Darbar in Al Khuwair in Masqat and Karama in Dubayy.
Every employee nowadays is a few days away from being ‘giged’, or ‘graduated’, particularly the person who is making the decision, as workflows in packages such as data, across screens to numerous geographies. The nature of ‘re-working’ will differ in each place.
Fading skill archives of the non-digital.
I went into an emotional state watching Uncle ply his fading craft of restoring my torn leather slippers as if time were invoked from the past.
The difference between venture building vis-a-vis business development and pure growth is asking the question- for what growth, the ‘so what question’ is critical as there is a journey after the ‘lead’ and before the lead too, the infrastructure that are mobilized for the lead to sprout into the sale, needs a software reboot, a new culture and sometimes a new product which reconfigures the organization.
Venture Building and Ecosystem Generation operates at different scales and velocities, it needs the fine print as excellence however needs a sprint into the future, to create the present. Venture Builders know the vision, as they create the delivery channels as well to match the lead. Venture creation is about moving the discourse forward with a dual value capture trajectory, the immediate sale, and the state of the nation of the venture five years down the line. So What problem are we solving moves to what future we need to create to remediate the present chaos, is often the mindset shift that quotidian business development is unequipped for.