Rebooting in 2014 for 2020

7 Jan

News:

“eStomi leverages $104M from the surplus funds to set up 3 schools in South Africa, 8 in India and 12 in Philippines.”

“eStomi acquires 3 companies in Australia and 2 in Sweden.”

“Virgin Galactic, NASA and eStomi partner to set up their R&D center at ISS (International Space Station).”

“$35 Billion order has been bagged by eStomi to set up entire business service and solutions management for forthcoming Olympics.”

“‘Follow eStomi’ is what Gartner and Forrester seem to have been suggesting their clients in order to be successful, after conferring World’s Best Business Leader on it for 5th time consecutively.”

“eStomi CTO was invited as a special guest for a dinner hosted by Nasdaq, NYSE and BSE in honor of Indian PM.”

Yes, I know the ‘futuristic’ news above seem far fetched and may form a subject of laughing stock. However, I also truly believe that ‘Low aim is a crime’. We would, for sure, severely amplify our preparation and hard work commencing 2014. It also pays to be slightly eccentric and to have madness in imagining and planning such scenarios. When people watched Startrek, or Wright brothers attempting their first flight, weren’t they laughed at? Check this out (http://www.pcquest.com/pcquest/analysis/203391/mobile-proliferation-shall-drive-cloud-services). Startrek and Minority Report concepts may be closer than you think. There have been few aspects which I seem to have realized off-late. As Ford suggested once, we do not want take off our eyes from our goals and get distracted due to obstacles. We understand that to achieve these types of high end goals, lot of preparation needs to go into the organization. And it is certainly not possible without a coordinated world class team. I hope that above aspirational news are not reflected as greed, in any way for that matter. For us, it would merely act as a motivational catalyst to ensure that eStomi works very, very hard to earn that kind of respect and reputation.

For instance, when Anna Hazare had started revolution against corruption, it took a while to gather the momentum. Little did anybody realize Arvind Kejriwal would emerge and start a political party and most importantly, defeating Sheila Dixit who has had been winning for years after years with a huge majority. When Apple had received funding from Microsoft, had anybody expected Apple to grow way bigger than Microsoft? It was in debt. Indeed, I do not want to explain the strategy in this blog; however, we intend to do few things with a stark difference going forward –

  • Take chances & risks: In past, we have played safe by relying only on references and presuming that assignments would get lined up. While trying to perfect the practice, we seem to have avoided doing things that we should have. Note that I am not referring to only chances/opportunities. I also mean that we will not hesitate risking a few things (which we have, in past), if we need to. Never mind, we’ll be doing that starting 2014.
  • Stratgize differently: Since we always had orders lined up one after the other, strategizing had taken a back seat. May be we had become slightly complacent. We now have the strategy to get ourselves on a fast track in place.
  • Laying next level foundation: Our current core focus remains on ITSM and BSM. We also intend to get into few other areas shortly. In past, those thoughts have remained only in discussions. We intend to lay a strong foundation and work towards it to avoid the mistakes that we did when we started the org in the beginning.

Well, as they say, well begun is half done. I have been writing the blogs for past 40 months now pouring in my thoughts and experience as I try to grow the organization. In the process, I have published a few blogs which I wasn’t completely convinced from quality perspective. I hope to improvise on that and target to make every blog more meaningful. See you in my next blog. Until then, wish you all a meaningful and a very Happy New Year ! Take care.

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2 Responses to “Rebooting in 2014 for 2020”

  1. Gaurav Thakur January 13, 2014 at 3:27 am #

    Hi Chetan,

    I don’t know if you remember me, I met you at your Office in Brookefield where you interviewed me; I was referred by Chnadrika TV from Accenture some 2 years back. Everything went well but my notice period of 3 months came in between. Nevertheless I have always been inspired by your blogs and have never missed any . Right now I am with ColumnIT and doing pretty well but I owe a lot of this to the conversation we have had when I met you.

    Wishing you a happy new year and some day I hope I get to work with you.!!!

    Regards,
    Gaurav Thakur

    • Chetan Nagaonkar Blogs January 13, 2014 at 3:51 am #

      Hello Gaurav,
      Good to hear from you. Yes indeed, I remember you and the discussion we had. Glad to know that you are doing well. How are things otherwise at your end? I believe you have now relocated to NCR. Any plans of visiting B’lore?

      Best Regards
      Chetan

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