Adventures and Misadventures

Still a boy!

Still a boy

As a 24 year old, out of college for six months, I’ll not think of myself as competent enough to really inspire or give a lot of gyan to people about entrepreneurship. A while to go before I get there! What I can still talk of is my own experience, first hand, straight from the heart and brutally honest!

So yeah, you might find some dark sides which are usually left unsaid in such situations. I don’t have any hard feelings against anyone, to try to portray them in a negative light, but as I like to believe, ‘Perceptions are Realities’. So I can only write my perception or my side of the story.

The tales shall be interspersed with my own adventures and misadventures and some lessons that I perhaps learnt the hard way.

A lot of things that might have been obvious to someone with some experience in the internet space, came to me as realizations. I’ve learnt at my own expense. Sometimes the smart way from others mistakes, sometimes from my own. The learning has been steep, though I’ve been slow to absorb.

I might eventually be accused of putting this Disclaimer at the end of most such posts. Can’t help it! This is the only piece advice that I can confidently give!

Disclaimer: The only advice you should take seriously is, “Take every piece of advice with a grain of salt.”

For that matter, you should take everything you’re told with a touch of skepticism, not cynicism though.

So while you size me up for the sanity of my thoughts, I’ll try and figure out where to start this epilogue from!

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Self Appraisal!

A little boy went into a drug store, reached for a soda carton and pulled it over to the telephone. He climbed onto the carton so that he could reach the buttons on the phone and proceeded to punch in seven digits. The store owner listened to the following conversation.  The boy asked, “Lady, Can you give me the job of cutting your lawn?”  The woman replied, “I already have someone to cut my lawn.”  “Lady, I will cut your lawn for half the price offered to the person who cuts your lawn now.”  The woman responded that she was very satisfied with the person who was presently cutting her lawn.

The little boy found more perseverance and offered, “Lady, I’ll even sweep your curb and your sidewalk, so on Sunday you will have the prettiest lawn in all of Alkapuri, Vadodara.  Again the woman answered in the negative. With a smile on his face, the little boy replaced the receiver.  The druggist, who was listening to all this, walked over to the boy and said,” Son… I like your attitude, I like that positive spirit and would like to offer you a job.”  The little boy replied, “No thanks:” I was just checking on the job I already have.  What a nice way of Self Appraisal !!!!!