A person had pinged me on facebook a week ago and brought up some brilliant plan of starting a startup which could be yet another Indian version of Snapchat or Instagram. I was excited. I was engrossed in the thought of bringing his idea to the internet, to make it face the market from the front. But an hour ago when I called him up enthusiastically to discuss about bringing some strategy, backing out he said that he has had financial problems and cannot think further about it.
This really changed my opinion of a startup. A startup is not always a jeweller’s extra special asset which when sparkled before a rich eye can bring millions, rather most of the time it has to be something on which many people nowadays want their life to be relied upon.
It has to be slow in nature, having value yet slow. It need not lighten up desires so that you dream of investing the planet in it without having a penny in your pocket. Because you might be thinking you are just over-excited but this might be a sign of insecuirity. You might end up losing your self-value just because you can not invest well into this and obviously it is very rare to walk into another Sean Parker who can redirect you to another Peter Thiel. Result will be, somebody else will either steal your idea or buy it.
Conclusion: It needs slow pouring of nourishments with much attention and effort but swiftly just like raising a corn field from a sapling.