Thursday, June 5

Job Vs. Business

Today 1075 of my batch mates got placed in TCS out of 1400 something who cleared the prelims. All for a package of Rs. 3.15 lacs per annunm. I wasn’t one of them. Infact I didn’t even register for PAT centre. Meaning, I m not applying for any on-campus jobs. For I want to start my own business. I would rather work for myself than for some corporate. Also, I believe my ability and creativity weighs much more than 3.15 lacs.
I don’t know yet what business I will venture into. Many of my friends and relatives call me a “fool” for my rash decision. After all, we are a part of the great Indian middle class. Maybe I m a fool, and I m hungry for being “someone who made a difference”. Every year India produces around 3 lakhs of engineers out of which a mere .5-.2% starts their own business. Starting a business is not easy and sadly India lacks the spirit of entrepreneurialism. The majority of the youth settles for an 8-2-8 job. We spend and spend, but production is negligible.
Ironically, half of the American economy is boosted by the millions of small scale industries of the country (now we know why the Indians get these much coveted software jobs!!). No doubt USA’s “one-door” policy has helped many startups to turn into successful businesses compared to the “snakes-and- ladders” industrial policy of the Indian government. Also, I blame the education system of the country. Its creating nothing but generations after generations of cheap labors. They make zombies outta us and train us 24x7 to get jobs. Its really unfortunate to see great minds go waste.
But a new wave of entrepreneurs is surfacing lately. They are young and passionate professionals who run their own business instead of joining the corporate bandwagon. They are the Young Turks of India. CNBC has very efficiently showcased these young achievers whose innovative ideas have given them the right place in the market. For India to rise into a Superpower, we need more of these Young Turks who will turn into Business Titans and eventually be Multinational Giants.

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sid said...

you know, who I blame..
Parents of our society, who prevent their kids from even considering thinking out of the box and being adventurous

€$#@N! said...

c u can't help...its d middle class society temperament..
but its up2 d individual who is willing 2 take d risks n go of my acquaintance, hari,runs his own financial firm, without any kind of support nor encouragement 4rm his parents initially

sid said...

I know..but u see, it's one of the so many people u know, it's hard for an individual to gain that courage without any exposure and encouragement..

Manjunath said...

hey i too Thought many times the same way, i was very much eager to start business but you know our middle class families always insist on job rather than business they don't want to take risk and fund youngsters, anyways today i am a sad white collared professional :(

Jubin said...

Stop complaining and see the world its full of opportunities, If u have in u the thirst the willingness to be wat u want no-one can stop u, we Indian just lack the mindset. we always ask parents before doing something and then get used to it. One must prepare for the best and expect the worst. Take challenge and learn hardships but with smartness. A person in a day gets 64000 thoughts, u may get some good idea. Think about it.


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Anonymous said...

Hey, I always feel business is an most rewarding n satisfactory option in a million n counting dimensions. As you said job is always an cup of tea for our great desi aam admi!! I did engineering n every one @ home was exited to see me as an corporate slave ASAP!!!! Thanks to rocking recession period which gave me sme breathing tme n ws an awesme excuse ;-). Instead of staying idle I joined ma relatives bizz and ws happy n exited learning business from an very good business man and thinking of starting ma own setup similarly.. Alas recession z no more n bloody s/w z booming nw so again every one started ranting to pull me into slavery.. Now I hav good business skills but no investment support frm family!!! Still deep in sme where I know I ll start up ma own business sme day soon!!! I may do job initially to make sme investment capital yet ma goal z bizz :) Own bizz rocks..
Wishing you a very sucessfull bizz life ahead :-)

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