By Bharathi Murali:
This is a small fringe of conversation between two sets of people, four in all.
Father to his friend as they were walking along the beach
Friend 1: So, tell me about your son’s plans. He is graduating this year I suppose.
Father: Is this the best question you can come up with? He is jobless, wasting money, aimless in life. He lost all the skills he honed in the past and is now having a shapeless future – spending money in something that is least related to what he did.
Son to his friend on the way back from a movie
Friend 2: Dude, movie was so mundane… So what is your plan dude?
Son: Seriously. At my end, I have figured out something great. I am focusing and spending on it with a purpose. I am planning to start a business into the areas of agriculture.
Friend 2: but you are a commerce guy yaar?
Did the son really succeed in his agricultural venture? Did he know anything about fruits and vegetables after slogging with numbers throughout his academic life? What does he know? –Â He knows everything, from harvesting to haggling.
Welcome to the World of Entrepreneurs in Making
Entrepreneurship has different definitions, leave the stereotypic definition given by Wikipedia. Even at the basic level, from the view point of a father and a son, the term differs. What is this all about?
Entrepreneurship is not something the young minds start up when they are out of options. It is confined to the few who can provide options to the rest millions. The minds of the youth, who the world thinks are nuts to come up with strange ides are the most powerful ones and can kindle any amount of energy from the people.
Let us look at this, in a class of fifty, 2% will contribute to the elite-class; the half would go to mediocre-class. The rest are people who we think are worthless. Pausing here, the 2% and the rest 50% are likely to get placed and go sit and do the same typical work and live the rat race. The rest may choose the most travelled path, the esoteric would choose the one less travelled.
The domain has shrunk enough for delving. That esoteric are the achievers.
If you are in a quandary thinking what to do after graduation, or you are confused whether entrepreneurship is a good choice or not, here is the enlightenment capsule for you-
If you are still hazy about your career or skeptic in choosing entrepreneurship as your career fearing its aftermath consequences the right place to refer will be the budding entrepreneurs.
This is no mistake. Everything needs a start, why not be the beginning?