No one really speaks of failures but I wanted to start with that. I failed in first grade. In fact the teachers told I will struggle if I go into the second grade and so put me one more year as I saw my classmates move ahead of me. I wanted to make a point here for those people who think their kids are not learning like others and should be jumping two classes at a time. I failed in first grade but was admitted to one of the most prestigious institutions in India for my engineering down the line in my education. Time does not flow same for everyone. Here is my Career Timeline...
As soon as I passed my college (yes I did complete, did not drop out) I started a company and became entrepreneur, first a computer hardware company where we assembled and sold PC ATs and XTs and 386 and 486 SX and DX and so on. I went on to start a Software Company trying to digitize the Indian and British Pharmacopeia much before the internet time. An ambitious project to connect Pharmaceuticals and Pharma colleges and Medical shops and Doctors and all. In parallel also got into Shrimp Farming.
Sometimes at the ripe age of early twenties when you swim too far into the open ocean you might get lost. So after some failed attempts in business, I took up a job and worked in the Tech Service Industry in India, Middle East, UK and the United States doing Product marketing and setting up new offices in nascent markets and implementing CRM and Mid sized ERP during the old Siebel and Great Plains times.
I made a decision to quit full time entrepreneurship, and so I exited my 7 year business and for the next 5 years I powered my passion Digital Content Management on the professional front and became an Independent Consultant facilitating multi-million Digital transformations using Enterprise Content Management Systems for multinational corporations.
My personal content creation activities also took me into content forms like movie making, short stories, and poetry. These interests opened doors to poetry presentations, creative writing workshops, reading campaigns, translations, podcasting, Video blogging and other forms of content creation. The result was two collections of poetry, translations of over 70 international poetry works, a video Channel, Podcasts and a unique program of interviewing people in a moving car called InDriveView.
This website became my heart and soul of self expression on personal and professional level. In the process I also discovered the Power of Minimalism and Essentialism and made that also part of my personal and Professional Life.
In 2018 I took up a role in Singularity University, that would create a synergy of my various interests and in the process work towards a world of Abundance