Saturday, 8 April 2017

The Dark side is here! Organic Redemption

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Modi's start up action plan..highlights!

Highlights of Startup Action Plan-
1) Income Tax exemption for first 3 years
2) Fund of Rs. 10,000 crore (with 2,500 crore each year) to be invested in Startups in next 4 years and a Credit Guarantee Fund for Rs. 500 crore each year for next 5 years.
3) Capital Gain exemption if Startups invest capital by selling their personal assets.
4) 80% Rebate in registering Patent
5) Easy Exits in 90 days
6) Self-certification compliances
7) No kind of Inspection for first 3 years
8) Incubation programme to be started in 5 Lac Schools and setting up of 35 new Incubation Centres
9) No Govt intervention in Startups
10) A scheme for Women Entrepreneur to be announced soon
11) A group of lawyers to be setup who will help resolving Patent related problems for free
12) 7 New Research Parks to be started  with a fund of Rs. 100 crore each
13) Organising Startup Fest all over India and abroad regularly.
14) Mobile App based registration for Startups from April 1, 2016.
15) Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) for encouraging Innovation among Startups

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

China will nvr recover.. Manufacturing industry to shift to US!

Read the FUTURE!!!!!

Excellent article on the future of world economy by Vivek Wadhwa of Stanford University.

Governments, businesses, and economists have all been caught off guard by the geopolitical shifts that happened with the crash of oil prices and the slowdown of China’s economy.

Most believe that the price of oil will recover and that China will continue its rise. They are mistaken. Instead of worrying about the rise of China, we need to fear its fall; and while oil prices may oscillate over the next four or five years, the fossil-fuel industry is headed the way of the dinosaur. The global balance of power will shift as a result.

LED light bulbs, improved heating and cooling systems, and software systems in automobiles have gradually been increasing fuel efficiency over the past decades.
But the big shock to the energy industry came with fracking, a new set of techniques and technologies for extracting more hydrocarbons from the ground. Though there are concerns about environmental damage, these increased the outputs of oil and gas, caused the usurpation of old-line coal-fired power plants, and dramatically reduced America’s dependence on foreign oil.

The next shock will come from clean energy. Solar and Wind are now advancing on exponential curves.

Every two years, for example, Solar installation rates are doubling, and photovoltaic-module costs are falling by about 20 percent.
Even without the subsidies that governments are phasing out, present costs of solar installations will, by 2022, halve, reducing returns on investments in homes, nationwide, to less than four years. 
By 2030, solar power will be able to provide 100 percent of today’s energy needs; by 2035, it will seem almost free — just as cell-phone calls are today.

This seems hard to believe, given that solar production provides less than one percent of the Earth’s energy needs today. But this is how exponential technologies advance. They double in performance every year or two and their prices fall. 

Given that California already generates more than 5 percent of its electricity from utility-scale solar, it is not hard to fathom what the impact of another few doublings would be: the imminent extinction of the fossil-fuel industry.
Exponential technologies are deceptive because they move very slowly at first, but one percent becomes two percent, which becomes four, eight, and sixteen; you get the idea.

As futurist Ray Kurzweil says, when an exponential technology is at one percent, you are halfway to 100 percent, and that is where Solar & Wind energies are now.

Anyone tracking the exponential growth of fracking and the gradual advances that were being made in conservation and fuel efficiency should have been able to predict, years ago, that by 2015, the price of oil would drop dramatically. 

It wasn’t surprising that relatively small changes in supply and demand caused massive disruptions to global oil prices; that is how markets work. They cause commodities futures and stock prices to fall dramatically when slowdowns occur. This is what is happening to China’s markets also. The growth of China’s largest industry, manufacturing, has stalled, causing ripple effects throughout China’s economy.

For decades, manufacturing was flooding into China from the U.S. and Europe and fueling its growth. And then a combination of rising labor and shipping costs and automation began to change the economics of China manufacturing. Now, robots are about to tip the balance further.

Foxconn had announced in August 2011 that it would replace one million workers with robots. This didn’t occur, because the robots then couldn’t work alongside human workers to do sophisticated circuit board assembly. But a newer generation of robots such as ABB’s Yumi and Rethink Robotics’ Sawyer can do that. They are dextrous enough to thread a needle and cost as much as a car does.

China is aware of the advances in robotics and plans to take the lead in replacing humans with robots. 

Guangdong province is constructing the world’s first “zero-labour factor,” with 1,000 robots which do the jobs of 2,000 humans. It sees this as a solution to increasing labour costs.

The problem for China is that its robots are no more productive than their counterparts in the West are. They all work 24×7 without complaining or joining labor unions. They cost the same and consume the same amount of energy. Given the long shipping times and high transportation costs it no longer makes sense to send raw materials across the oceans to China to have them assembled into finished goods and shipped to the West. 
Manufacturing can once again become a local industry.

It will take many years for Western companies to learn the intricacies of robotic manufacturing, build automated factories, train workers, and deal with the logistical challenges of supply chains being in China. But these are surmountable problems. What is now a trickle of manufacturing returning to the West will, within five to seven years, become a flood.

After this, another technology revolution will begin: digital manufacturing.

In conventional manufacturing, parts are produced by humans using power-driven machine tools, such as saws, lathes, milling machines, and drill presses, to physically remove material to obtain the shape desired. In digital manufacturing, parts are produced by melting successive layers of materials based on 3D models — adding materials rather than subtracting them. The “3D printers” that produce these use powered metal, droplets of plastic, and other materials — much like the toner cartridges that go into laser printers. 3D printers can already create physical mechanical devices, medical implants, jewelry, and even clothing. 
But these are slow, messy, and cumbersome — much like the first generations of inkjet printers were. This will change.

In the early 2020s we will have elegant low-priced printers for our homes that can print toys and household goods. Businesses will use 3D printers to do small-scale production of previously labor-intensive crafts and goods. Late in the next decade, we will be 3D-printing buildings and electronics. These will eventually be as fast as today’s laser printers are. And don’t be surprised if by 2030, the industrial robots go on strike, waving placards saying “stop the 3D printers: they are taking our jobs away.”

The geopolitical implications of these changes are exciting and worrisome. 
America will reinvent itself just as does every 30-40 years; it is, after all, leading the technology boom. And as we are already witnessing, Russia and China will stir up regional unrest to distract their restive populations; oil producers such as Venezuela will go bankrupt; the Middle East will become a cauldron of instability. Countries that have invested in educating their populations, built strong consumer economies, and have democratic institutions that can deal with social change will benefit — because their people will have had their basic needs met and can figure out how to take advantage of the advances in technology.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Student Motivation: Things don't just happen..they are Done!!

Things don’t happen…things are

You might have thought of doing
something different in life. You might have heard all the motivational
statements that were said by the big personalities of the world. You might be
thinking of owning that lamborghini you saw someone drive in a movie or a TV
show. You must have had sleepless nights thinking about the damn thing
imagining you have reached the place you wanted to be and you driving that car.
But then you come to the real life and realise that it was a dream.

What’s wrong?
Why it isn’t happening with you?
Why don’t someday things change to gold and someday someone comes to you and
offers you a salary of some crores or signs you in his movie or give you fame?
Why it isn’t happening??

Lemme tell you why…because things
don’t happen…things are done!
Amitabh bacchan as you know today
didn’t become what he has become after someone gave him a pink slip…Shah rukh
khan used to sleep on footpath and gave approx. 100 auditions to get selected
in his first project.
No one listened to sergie brin and
his partner when they came up with the idea of google, Thomas Edison failed
1000 times...the founders of snapdeal had failed in 2 of their earlier business
models and this was their 3rd 
business venture which finally took off. Sachin Tendulkar spent almost
half of his day daily practicing cricket..
These are the most common examples
one could think of
Now how much time you can give to
your dream? How many times you can say one more time?  How much time it would take to break you? How
much risk can you take towards your dream? How many times are you ready to
fail? How much extreme are you willing to go?

Exactly…that’s where we lag
behind…we wanna have those things but we don’t want to work for them…
We want to have that fame but we
don’t want to earn it…we want to drive that car but don’t wanna earn enough
money for it, you don’t wanna take that risk associated with that dream…you
wanna go the conventional way…the safe way…the way that is in the comfort zone…

Well lemme tell you something…if
you wanna have something you don’t normally have…you have to do something that
you don’t normally do…

You have to take that decision…you
have to bet on that decision…you have to stay with your own idea..and not leave
it in the darkness for someone else to find it…you have to stand beside it and
have confidence in it…you have to bring it to life…you have to develop it…you
have to give your time to it..

You have let other people interact
with your idea…you have to have that gut to support your idea even if everyone
around you that is atmost 50 people in your life deny it..

Most importantly….you have to take
that decision!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

What's wrong with Startup culture in India?

Startup culture In B schools
Harvard business school teaches its students to CREATE JOBS rather than LOOK FOR JOBS which is normally the case in India.

When we pursue our engineering or any bachelor’s degree, there is a lot of free time. Some of us use that free time to research on the idea that can change the world (well at least it convinces them that their idea can change their world).

Then comes the idea of knowing how to do business, 90% people of that category start their preparation for MBA and end up in top B- schools in the country, in a country which rates B-schools based on the salary packages offered to the students, ROI!

Did you notice what just happened? Read that para again. Students from B-schools are offered wonderful salaries to run already running businesses and make money for the big companies which already have lots and lots of money and selling things which are already sold for like a thousand years, things that are already here.

So that idea which could potentially change the world or at least bring something innovative or new to this ageing world has just died inside the mind of that brilliant person who is now working hard in making better the existing already rich old ideas.

So this was boring and the most common problem in the country we live in.

All the new ideas are traded for better salaries.

OK, what now? I have written this article and you have read these words in numerous more articles available on the technology called the Internet while sipping your favorite coffee.

I tell you what, start that research on your idea all over again, and this time analyze that idea with the vast knowledge of businesses you have now and apply them on this child of yours, 

Let your child groom, there is still time to tell your child that it can one day change the world, it’s time you trust your child again and invest time and money and for once, just try! 

Let’s see what happens.

Friday, 4 September 2015

How i got my first Venture Capitalist? ...Hint: Very easily

Recently I am working on s project of an electric bike.

I have planned the marketing strategy, the whole B plan, the technology to be used in the prototype, basically I have answers to each and every question I could think of on the project.

What next.. First of all I took out the fear of letting people know about my work from inside of my mind. You get what I am saying right?

Most of us have the same feeling that the Facebook story is going to happen to us also. That someone is going to steal the idea if I tell someone about it. Bro..this is India...and 90% Indians don't care about the idea ad the rest are busy building their  own dream to reality. A few don't have the necessary information and the enthusiasm to do something like that and don't even want to take the risk of losing everything they have yet.

So don't worry, these days people are supportive ...except your family off course.

So now you need to put your idea into the best set of words you can find and that too in a detailed manner. Answer every question possible and think about every scenario possible. Sure it won't be enough. You won't be able to think of all the questions and won't be able to answer all of them.

Sometimes you may also think that you might going to need to change the initial idea. Snapdeal started with a coupon business initially and it flopped big time, but they didn't stop, and started the merchandise business. They started selling goods at reasonable prices which wasnt even close to the initial idea. But the latter business was suggested by s friend when they told him the problem. So you know, idea might also need to change, and change may come from anywhere.

Remember, changing the decision is considered an act of smartness. So don't be the type that no I won't make any changes.

Then put your beautiful idea on to a website which has networks of angel investors. Also search on LinkedIn for the angel investors and pitch in your idea. If you have money for a prototype then build one before you approach an angel investor. Well if you don't, you must at least have answers to all the questions he has, from all the aspects.

The most important part is that he needs to see your enthusiasm. If you doubt your own idea, then your idea will also doubt you and might leave you and go to someone else. So never doubt your idea. And this trust you have must also be shown at your face when you discuss this brain child of yours with anyone.

Well I followed this...and that's how I got my first angel investor to invest in my dream project.

And you must be Wondering I would give you a shortcut on how to get a venture capitalist. Duhh! Cheater..!

Thursday, 27 August 2015