The business and technology world of today is run by young and wildly successful entrepreneurs in the Silicon Valley. Leaders like Steve Jobs (Apple), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), Elon Musk (Tesla), Brian Chesky (Airbnb) and Travis Kalanick (Uber) share a few things in common. Here they are to help your Indian business kick off in the right direction!
1. Think Global: One thing all of the above Entrepreneurs and Companies above share is a Global Business. Today’s online world gives access to anyone anywhere (as long as they have internet) access to your business or service. The above models haven’t been designed only for the markets they are made in, but for global economies localized to support countries like Bali and Thailand for (Airbnb), anywhere in the world there is a taxi (Uber) and virtually anywhere there is an online connection and a person or business (facebook). Make sure your Indian business isn’t just tailored to its local market but also growing markets your products or services can be useful in.
2. Be Organized: These guys or girls didn’t get to the top by just coming up with ideas and working hard. They’re disciplined, organized and make each decision like a moving chess piece, anticipating their competitors or opponents next 10 or 20 moves. Which steps will you take that will help you grow today and in the next year or two?
3. Work Life Balance: Although working hard (and very hard) is a major criteria, so is having fun. If you’ve heard the term “Work Hard, Play Hard” then now is the time to stand by it. Success depends as much on taking some time off to reflect as working 14 hour days 6 days a week.