A hungry, tired, and empty-handed disciple turns to a monk for help.
After carefully listening to the pain of his disciple, the monk hands him over a shining object.
“This alone shall solve all of your problems provided you reach out to the right person.” says the monk.
The disciple leaves the place in amusement. After a while, he meets a farmer and shows him the precious stone.
He says “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. It would be kind if you can buy this shining object from me.”
The farmer looks at the shining object and says, “It is none of my use but since you need to feed yourself, I can give you the grains equal to the weight of this object.”
The disciple remembers the words of the monk and leaves the place without making the deal.
After some travel, he meets a grocery merchant. He approaches him, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me necessary things.”
The merchant looks at the shining object and thinks it can help him measure the goods faster. “I can give you sugar equivalent to the weight of the shining object.”
The disciple reminds himself about the statement of the monk and moves ahead.
He travels further to reach out to a small town. He sees a jewelry shopkeeper who’ve in display many similar shining objects. He goes near the shopkeeper, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me some cash.”
The shopkeeper looks at it. He thinks that he can use it to make more pieces of jewelry and earn more money. says, “I will give you Rs. 10,000/- in exchange for the precious stone.”
The disciple continues his search for the right buyer. After a while, he finds a large diamond shop. He approaches the shop owner, “I am hungry, tired and empty-handed. Would you be able to buy this shining object and in exchange give me necessary things.”
The diamond merchant evaluates the shining object. He gets surprised knowing that it is a precious Kohinoor stone for which he doesn’t have the capacity to buy.
He offers a solution, “Gentleman, you are so lucky to own this precious Kohinoor stone. I don’t think I have the money to buy it. However, I can offer you a partnership. We can make high-quality diamond pieces of jewelry from it and sell to people. From our earning, we can expand our business further to become rich and famous.”
The disciple agreed to firm up the partnership and over the period became rich and famous.
Whether you are in the job or business, you need to connect and network with the right kind of people who discovers your true value. Then only you can leverage your real potential and achieve your goals.
You love to keep setting the goals, targets, agendas, and duties, yet caught up in the day to day urgency, you keep forgetting it. Have you ever asked yourself about why it happens?
Arjuna decides to fight the war. He invites Lord Krishna to become his mentor and charioteer. When he approaches the Warfield, seeing his relatives, friends, and acquaintances gathered there to kill each other, he gets infected by the delusion. He tells Krishna “It would, indeed, be better for me, if the sons of Dhrtarastra
armed with weapons, killed me in battle, with me, while I will be
unarmed and unresisting.” BG.1.46
Many people support the arguments presented by Arjuna citing the reason that we live dutybound in this world to safeguard the well-being of our families and relatives. You may not agree with the point of view of Lord Krishna reminding and convincing Arjuna of his duties.
While your mind is mostly occupied to fulfill the needs and wants of yourself and your loved ones, but the love of God is always directed towards the welfare and benediction of all beings. The fact is, that Lord Krsna did not make Arjuna wage war. He reminded him of his duty only. It was Arjuna, who had invited Lord Krsna, to the war front. But seeing his kinsmen on the hostile side, he was turning away from his duty.
Remind yourself of an incident when you planned to go to some place, but by mistake, you are going in the opposite direction. You then happen to meet a person whom you request to guide you with the direction. The latter,
tells you that you have taken the wrong direction, so you should turn back. Here, the person shows you the right direction.
If you are failing constantly in achieving your set goals, targets, plans or objectives; find a mentor like Lord Krishna who can keep reminding you of your direction whenever you have forgotten or lost your path.
Another workshop on “Idea to IPO” at TAJ Vivanta Goa organized by Goa Technology Club supported by IT ministry GOA and NASSCOM for emerging entrepreneurs conducted by Mr. Ishwar Jha, kickstarted on Friday 16 Feb 2018.
Photo: The association brings together more than 40 entrepreneurs from various sectors and in all stages.
During the workshop, Mr. Jha shared the secrets of building IPO ready company. The content shared during the workshop was extremely relevant, battle-tested and real stuff – so that one doesn’t need to go through the growing pain that many others are struggling with.
Photo: Entrepreneurs engaged in activities – Drafting their plans to fuel their ideas.
More than 80 entrepreneurs of Saturday Club, Thane Chapter joined on 16th August 2017 to understand the journey to build their business from Idea to IPO. Live business case study of one of the startups was taken as a case example to understand the Business Model Canvas and the winner was presented with free “Zero to One Crore” workbook. The business owners were able to examine the challenges faced in shaping their business and also explore ways of defining new market opportunities.
Photo: The startup journey approach being shared by Mr. Ishwar Jha
Photo: Attendees participating in workshop activity “Self Agreement”
Photo: Participants having discussion on their business idea
Photo: Winner of Business Idea
Around 50+ attendees gathered for our “Zero to One Crore” workshop held at NMIMS, Mumbai on 31st July 2017 to understand the journey of a startup organization and using live case studies to solve the Lean Canvas. The teams were excited to present their ideas to the panel of judges examining the problem, likely solution and working on the financial projections to get a better understanding of the conceptual knowledge shared with them during the session.
Photo: Mr. IShwar Jha having on-to-one interaction with the participants
Photo: Participants presenting the The Lean Canvas
Photo: Mr. Ishwar Jha presenting the certificates and cash prize to the winners
Photo: Group photo with the participants
On 20th June 2017, IES Management College & Research Centre, Mumbai invited us to conduct our “Zero to One Crore” workshop as a part of their Orientation program with 70+ participants. The audience consisted of both freshers and students with work experience. Out activity driven workshop enabled them to interact with each and break the ice thereby making them to think of pursuing entrepreneurship a career option. This college also runs a separate program with Entrepreneurship as a specialization.
Photo: Mr. Ishwar Jha addressing the participants with his motivational talk
Photo: Students listing down their priorities during one of the workshop activities
Photo: Students sharing their business ideas with the audience
Photo: Winner of Cash Prize for “Business Idea” activity
It gave us immense pleasure to conduct “Launch Your Career” workshop for BMS, B.Com and B.Sc. students of Sathaye College on 5th June 2017. Addressing 250+ students in back-to-back session of 2 batches gave us an opportunity to help these students identify the right career opportunities and make them focus on their life and career goals at the very start of their academic year.
Photo: Mr. Ishwar Jha opening the session with an inspirational talk
Photo: Meditation session conducted during the workshop
Photo: “Grass Met God” activity conducted by Mr. Ishwar Jha during the workshop
Photo: Feedback being shared by a student at the end of the workshop
Conducting “Zero to One Crore” workshop at 91Springboard, Mumbai led us to interact with startups from varied verticals of business looking to build, launch and expand their startup venture to turn their ideas into reality. There were also some budding entrepreneurs from top b-schools attending this workshop to learn our 6-step process to launch and run a startup successfully.
Photo: Participants involved during the session
Photo: Ishwar Jha having one-to-one interaction with the participants
Photo: Conducting “Top 25 Must Haves for their business” (Activity) with the participants
We conducted our “Zero to One Crore” workshop for 125+ students during VCET E-cell Event. It was great to see the student’s deep involvement in learning and applying conceptual knowledge during the workshop with live case studies given to them on the spot. We were very glad to see the students participate, discuss and come up with solutions to the case problems with the help of Lean Canvas Model.
Photo: Ishwar Jha conducting the Opening Session and setting the stage
Photo: Meditation Activity being conducted by Ishwar Jha
Photo: Students involved in discussion of Lean Canvas
Photo: Students presenting Lean Canvas to the Judges
Photo: Group photo with the students
It was a different experience addressing the students of Sardar Patel Technology Business Incubator. It helped the students get an understanding of business focus, how to develop their dream company and finally scaling for growth.
Photo: Meditation session being conducted before the start of the workshop to get the focus right
Photo: Ishwar Jha having one-on-one interaction with students
Group Photo of Ishwar Jha with the students at SP-TBI
It was a pleasure to conduct yet another session of our Zero to One Crore Workshop at The Product Conclave, NASSCOM 10000 Startup, Pune. Had a very humble experience to address 70+ entrepreneurs looking to either launch their start-up or expand their existing business.
Group Photo of Ishwar Jha with participants at Product Conclave, NASSCOM Pune.
We conducted our Zero to One Crore Workshop for the Final Year students at KES Shroff College and were overwhelmed to see the enthusiasm and the engagement level of the students to learn about entrepreneurship and launching techniques of business.
Photo: Participants involved in “Promise Note” Activity
Photo: Ishwar Jha conducting an activity during the workshop
Photo: Students engaged in the “Balloon Activity” as a part of the closing session
Photo: Group Photo of Ishwar Jha with the participants
We conducted our “Launch Your Career” workshop at Banasthali University in the presence of 120+ MBA students on how to kick start your career and be successful by making right moves in every sphere of your work/ life. The enthusiasm and energy levels of these young students by actively participating in the workshop and its activities was amazing.
Photo: Opening talk of the program by Mr. Ishwar Jha
Photo: Participants involved in “Burn your worries” activity
Photo: Ms. Garima Agarwal conducting a session on “Image Management”
Photo: Participants preparing their goal sheets aligned with their career skills
Photo: One-to-One Question Answer session addressing the participant’s career aspirations
It was an overwhelming experience to interact with 75+ students at Banasthali Vidyapeeth, Rajasthan for our “Zero to One Crore” workshop on 18th November 2016. Many of them were looking to start their own venture and getting their ideas validated through this workshop enabled them to think deeply once again on their concept and ground work involved in setting the business system and process.
Photo: Participants presenting their ideas on Business Model Canvas
Photo: Ishwar Jha addressing the participants during the workshop
Photo: Winner of “One day Business Launch Plan evaluation and validation” with Mr. Ishwar Jha was Himanshi Chauhan.
Photo: Group photo of Ishwar Jha with the participants
We conducted our “Idea to IPO” workshop at KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies on 13th November 2016 with 40+ budding entrepreneurs attending it to gain knowledge of business set-up, growth and expansion. A few students who were looking to pursue their career with corporates found it strengthening their industry concepts and business understanding.
Photo: Participants involved in ice-breaking session activity before the workshop
Photo: Ishwar Jha addressing the participants during the workshop
Photo: Group photo of Ishwar Jha with the participants