27 Mar

5 Entrepreneurial Lessons You Learn in College But You Don’t Realize

entrepreneur lessons you learn in college


I have read many articles all over the web that you don’t need a degree to be a successful Entrepreneur. Though I completely agree with this point and believe that Success is not about reading textbooks or doing MBA but still there are many Entrepreneurial Lessons which you learn in College time and you don’t even realize that.

entrepreneur lessons you learn in college

1) Teamwork: Running a successful business depends upon the teamwork. A good team is the backbone of a company. You can’t do it alone. When you’re in college, you are learning this attribute all the time. For instance, while making projects, organizing events or even during group fights. You always need the support of your friends or batch-mates.
There’s a saying, ” A team with a star performer is a good team, but a team without one is a great team”.
In college, you always have a great team – bunch of passionate learners who wants to excel in everything in life.

2) Leadership: In colleges, students always form these small groups to hang out, watch movies and do everything together. And in these groups, there is always a leader who is taking most of the group decisions.
Leadership is all about making people say, ” I will do anything for you”.
So, you might not realize but you are actually nurturing your leadership qualities by taking those small decisions and making people stand for you.

3) Managing Limited Resources: Let’s accept the fact that we always have limited cash resources during college time. And still we’re able to manage our alcohol expenditure, phone bills, movies with girlfriend and other expensive activities.
In college time only, we started to learn the virtue of improvised arrangement or adaptability because of lack of resources termed as “Jugaad”.

4) Guts and Perseverance: You lose your first love. You have your first heartbreak. You fail in exams while your friend is getting good marks. But still you learn to stand up again to find a new love. You study hard day and night to get better marks.
Because Entrepreneurs never give up. Rovio made 51 unsuccessful games before their overnight success with Angry Birds. Always remember, every failure will take you one step closer to success.

5) Passion: College is the time when you realize that you want to be an Entrepreneur, or an actor, or a singer. If you love something and passionate about it, do give it a try. Twenty years from now you’ll be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Though many people will try to drag you down by saying that you can’t do it. But just follow your instinct and passion and just do it.
Life is short. Live your dream. And wear your passion.

13 Sep

5 things Entrepreneurs should learn from Indian Movies


1) Impossible is just a word: Have you seen an Indian Movie where one man can beat 200-odd people & his never say die attitude.

Well this attitude can be adopted in the business too. If your venture is not going in the positive direction & facing a seasonal or recessional setback, just remember to always keep going & assess every possibility which can make you a winner. It takes a very strong will to stand & keep going but heroes always does.

2) “Everything will be okay in the end. if it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” [ Picture abhi baaki hai mere dost]: It is completely true in the business sense also. If your first venture didn’t go as planned, don’t feel sad & get up.

Most of the successful businessmen didn’t make it big in the first attempt itself. They have learned the hard way.
As they say, ” Every time you make a mistake, that means there’s one fewer mistake between you and success.”

3) Let’s get back together: Before going on a Mission Impossible, a hero always forms a team with the right set of skills & talent which is needed to accomplish the task.
Well in order to built a successful venture, you also need right set of people with right kind of skills working with you who are as much dedicated as you to make your dreams turn into reality.

4) Build good relations with people around you: Why you find all the people in the movie ready to help the hero. Just because he always helped people around him with a genuine interest in solving their problems.
A business is also built on good relationships.

If you are able to forge strong relationships with the people around you, you have won half the battle.
If you have helped these people whenever they needed you, they will be glad to help you in your business.
As they say, it’s always better to have 50 friends than $50.

5) Find Your Slogan: You will find signature moves of various Indian Heroes that people remember for ages.
You should also find a slogan that is catchy & unique and can be easily associated with your business.
This way you would be able to built a brand image in the minds of your customers.

“Spread the word by sharing it with your friends.”

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