Monday, March 26, 2012

An Agenda for Enabling Entrepreneurship or "Vishnu's Mission"

I have just created a link to the Google Docs folder in which I have put my recent work.
(Hope this works - am new at it and will learn as I go along).

Some are short and quick documents (apologies for the formatting of the PPT file - will fix its GDocs appearance when I know how) some are long. Suggest you read the shorter ones first.

I am convinced that with a few (or many!) good minds we can come up with a practical, intelligent, innovative strategy and execution plan to enable entrepreneurship. I have a few ideas on the strategy already, but I will keep my mind and ears open and work together with others so that a better result is ensured and more feel ownership and help execute. I am not egoistic enough to believe that an effort such as this can be thought through by just one person. The vehicle that will drive the agenda and execution is likely to be a bit of a mix. A hybrid model that is neither an institution nor a loose collaboration and that will hopefully have the best elements of both. But I am getting ahead of myself.

On a personal note, I have recently resigned from the center I work at (need to be there till May 06) as I felt that the kind of stuff I have written is my mission in life and I must pursue it. If I succeed I can help positively impact 10's and 100's of thousands. Would rather know I have failed than not knowing. Of course I intend to reduce the odds of failing :)
There is the possibility that I may continue my association with ISB in another role but which allows me to follow this mission I am committed to. Will keep you posted.

I would like the ideas in the documents to be as "open-source" as possible. Either we collaborate to make it better, or the more able person takes the idea (s) forward. Of paramount importance to me is that the right work is done and the end result is beneficial to many.

If you are interested in helping, please do let me know. I have a list of some 160+ people that I think could be really helpful. I need to expand this list and sign up at least 30 who will buy into the concept, and help propagate it.

For now though, feel free to use the material here as you see fit. I have coined some new terms ("Wikify Entrepreneurship in India"; and "Incubation Capital") and designed two diagrams (one on actos and factors and the other on the financing of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs) that I believe could be the first of their kind. Feel free to go ahead and use them and build on them to make positive impact. If you share the developments with me and others, even better, for then we can connect dots better and make the impact even more meaningful.

Here is to hoping the work is useful and the collaborators many!