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  • Narendra 7:49 pm on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Bill Gates, billionaires, facebook, , Microsoft, schools, students, universities, Zuckerberg   

    Why India is not able to produce a Mark Zuckerberg ? 

    Ever wondered why India with the access to the finest engineering talent hasn’t produced a Mark Zucerberg ( Founder, Facebook ) or Segery Bin ( Co-Founder, Google ) or a Bill Gates  ( Co-Founder, Microsoft )? Why is that India is not able to churn out young dot com multi-millionaire’s?

    Here’re few burning reasons behind this unfortunate status.

    Environment: Starts right from home. Parents often encourage their kids to look for a “Job”. The seed is sown very early. Creativity is appreciated however, end of the day, parents are grooming their juniors to become employees not innovators.  We live in an environment which condemns innovation and rewards conventional approach. Schools focus on marks, Teachers focus on Subjects, Parents on jobs & social security hence, any scope of entrepreneurship is culled at an early age .

    Syllabus driven Education: Schools and Universities in India are blindly driven by syllabus. It is war out there, war to score more  marks, I have nothing against this system one has to be competitive and marks work as a reference point. But running after numbers isn’t helping anyone. Many a top colleges in India punish kids who for skipping exams for sports or a seminar. Naturally, kids with creative streaks curb their instincts and fall in line to score marks.

    Untrained Faculty: In my country the best kids study hard and fly abroad, the average ones take plush corporate jobs, below average fellows take sarkari jobs and the leftovers become Teachers. Such is the plight of our education industry. Now, how can dumb faculty inspire a kid to be an entrepreneur? World wouldn’t have had Zuckerberg or bin if their faculty hadn’t inspired and supported them during their early stages of development. The sheer brilliance of their faculties helped those young  kids turn into super successful entrepreneurs. In India, faculty would rubbish kids efforts to try something different.

    Lack of Infrastructure: Most institutions in India haven’t invested in IT infrastructure, for that matter any sort of Infrastructure. Very few institutions have the funds to build a network on the lines of a Harvard or Stanford. These stupid institutions do not realize that by grooming young entrepreneurs and faulty driven research would attract huge industry investments, they don’t have to wait for government funds or loot poor parents of their hard earned money. But no one is going to do that because we love to ransack people.

    Peer Pressure: There were atleast a dozen kids with whom I studied who possessed brilliant minds, they could have easily gone on to become successful technocrats or entrepreneurs but thanks to morons in the  class they were ridiculed and laughed at, nuts would be like ‘Oh…you think you can be a Bill Gates ‘. Most gave up for they feared rejection and bullying. All of them are doing good in their careers but they had it in them to be much better.

    Unless and until these freaking issues are going to addressed, India is never going to produce a Billionaire straight out of a college. We will keep producing brilliant kids who would work for those Billionaires and continue to believe that we did awesome because we got paid few tens of thousands of dollars.

     

     
    • RAKESH KUMAR 10:01 pm on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi i have a plan with that anyone can become dot com millionare . i am doing working on that. will be launch in jan 2013

      • Narendra 10:55 am on March 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Rakesh, Congrats on Developing such an Idea. However, I’m sorry if my post gave an impression that it was about making multi-millionaires. I intended to cover the spirit of entrepreneurship at a young age. 🙂

    • Mani 11:11 pm on March 27, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Very true narendra. Also, please do add rge difficulty to obtain sme funding regardless of which stage u r in.

      • Narendra 10:56 am on March 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Of course, that would only arise if kids are allowed to pursue..unfortunately very few make it to that stage. 🙂

    • sufia 8:55 pm on March 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      you also didnt mention the fact that in our cultures failure is considered inexcusable. you dont get good grades, schools throw you out, you dont get a lakh-rupee job at an MNC, your parents dont let you forget it easily. if you decide to take a risk and it doesnt work out, no one will be there to encourage you to try again..it will all be like, see i told you.

      • Narendra 10:34 pm on March 28, 2012 Permalink | Reply

        Of course, there are many many factors..Lack of support from family & friends..you’re so right when you said ‘parents dont let you forget it easily’. Lack of inspiration at home seriously affects the childs risk taking appetite 😦

    • ankit 11:15 am on April 9, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      It’s all true but in every society some good and some bad things present.It’s over responsibility to foster good thing and accept new idea rather than old one.
      You are forget one reason “corruption in society and educational system”
      I met one student one year before who studying for engineering and has ambition to be a IAS.When i ask why are you want to be IAS? then his answer was to get more money above and below table. Our student are go to engineering field for getting job and not for innovation.For that they pay 6-16 lak rupees to college along with good rank in 12 exam and CET. off course any one think that rather then stick to one subject and pass whole life in research and social work;it’s more better to take job in MNC or be a government servant by hook and crook.
      Institute is also need money to stay on university or government defined standard or norm;It hard to get that norm.

    • Prasanna Raghavan 1:33 pm on August 14, 2012 Permalink | Reply

      Hi what you said is very true. In addition to that, Indian family system generally is the most oppressive social institutions you can think of. Tradition is the hero there, the rotten failed tradition. AS as result the new generation can be the best slaves and that is what they are in the majority.

  • Narendra 8:33 pm on February 12, 2012 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: blah blah, cricket match, facebook, hello doctor, lonely universe, painful heart   

    Social Media Sob Story 

    I follow a Hi-flying CEO on Twitter, during today’s Ind-Aus Cricket match these were his tweets in the final hour.

    1) #msdhoni making an easy match a difficult one! Shastri – “match is nicely poised”!

    2) Today if #msdhoni throws his wicket, I will be really happy!

    3) Its tougher with Raina gone!

    4) #msdhoni responsible for Raina’s indiscretion and dismissal!

    5) Jadeja is now left to justify his $ 2 million tag.

    6) #msdhoni needs a large dose of Revital.

    7) The chopper taking off? Too late?

    8) #msdhoni has luck on his side!

    So, what I’m trying to prove?

    Cynicism and Pessimism has robbed the world of  Twitter. This is just one of the millions of examples ( I still have high regards for this man though ) however, it’s hard to fathom the constant ranting & cribbing on Twitter, it has become a place where majority are cribbing and complaining. And very few post ‘happy’ tweets as if they were perennially doomed.

    And then there is another set – WOMEN. One look into facebook and you would find at least 50% of your female friends posting touchy and sissy updates on a painful heart or mourning about some “love” thingy. Maybe it is “COOL” to portray ‘lady in distress’ image but beyond a point no one cares, it is plain idiocy. Moreover, how bad can your life get if you have 24X7 access to internet, fancy gizmo at your disposal to make constant updates, good clothes to wear, awesome food to eat, blah blah blah. So, how bad can your life get after all?

    With so much ranting and outpour of emotions, Social Media is slowly turning into a sad and lonely universe, every little cheer on social media is punctuated by dozens of sob stories. I totally understand one can be sad or upset once a while but for what I see on social media, I recommend medical help.

    In the end this post has turned into one of those.

    Hello, Doctor! Naren here  🙂

     

     
  • Narendra 3:24 pm on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: die, facebook, fad, hysteria, myspace, orkut   

    Facebook Will Die 

    I joined Facebook (FB) way back in 2006, that was time when no one used FB, atleast in India. Orkut had just made a thunderous entry.  I tried convincing my pals to take a look at FB but no one paid heed. Over next 3 years I had made several attempts to voice out the magnitude of FB again no one cared. Then, late 2009 a galactic  shift happened. Orkut was was unceremoniously kicked out and lakhs lapped up FB with fetish delight.

    It took about 4 years for FB to ultimately slay Orkut and race ahead in the Social Media battleground. Orkut is dying, so is friendster, so is myspace ( News Corp is putting it on sale, you might consider buying it, dead cheap ) and so are many more clones.

     
    What has happened is case of mass hysteria. Remember when yahoo and hotmail initially made foray, people were proud to flaunt their id’s and look where they stand now, slugging it out for survival. It doesn’t take a dot com expert to tell you these companies are at sheer mercy of masses “ interes t”, the day we find the next big fad we move on, very simple.

    What is FB? A glorified photo sharing platform for many or a social gaming platform or a mumbo-jumbo communication platorm, that’s all. I understand FB team is working hard to bring newer apps and experiences to the users but listen up Zuckerberg bro, when we find the next BIG thing, believe me no one can save you ( Microsoft might, they have a huge stake in you ). Remember “Second Life” ( I’m not sure how many of us remember that platform, it’s virtually dead as we all moved to FB ). What makes you think something else won’t kill FB? Believe me FB will be culled and it’s we the people who would bring an end to the 3rd largest country.

    Case is simple, Facebook will DIE and that day no one can save them, not even you and me.

     

    P.S: Most of you might have read this on my  blogger page but now I’m with wordpress. For technical reasons I’m shutting down my blogger. This post has been close to my heart so, I moved it here. Hope you enjoyed the re-run.

     

     
    • lesleehare 8:36 pm on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      As a FB user, one of things I find interesting is that they seem to understand the need to re-invent themselves constantly, but they seem to still be working on understanding who they are doing the re-inventing for… the users… Some of their changes have really caused me to scratch my head, to say the least!

      • Narendra 9:10 pm on January 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        hhahahhhahaa..so true..I guess FB is trying little too hard..it will be really hard for them to sustain in coming years..I already find lot of my friends loosing interest in FB..let us wait and watch 🙂

    • Blockader 7:27 am on January 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      It amazes me how fast everything changes and my guess is face book will be replaced with something newer and more exciting within five years. If you want to become a billionare…just be the one who comes up with that newer and more exciting thing.

      • Narendra 10:31 am on January 23, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Right, FB would go eventually.
        As of the billionaire thing..I will go with your idea of selling childhood toys on ebay than do something which would go obsolete in few years 😛

    • Kimeling 6:45 pm on January 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Yeah, let’s see how it’s going to develop!

      • Narendra 6:52 pm on January 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Oh, sure..Let’s see..I have given only given my opinion

    • y 12:02 pm on January 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Nice post. 🙂 I remember when Friendster used to be popular and so Orkut (not really a user of that though). Let’s see what will happen to facebook after a few more years… Maybe someone better than Mark Z. will come up with something new someday. 🙂

      • Narendra 1:58 pm on January 29, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Oh yes, lets see which way FB would go ( Eventually will go south wards )

    • Bianca 4:37 pm on January 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Okay, going by what you say, maybe fb would vanish.
      I’d be dead.
      ><

      • Narendra 8:45 pm on January 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Well by then..u wud be hooked to the next big thing.. dun worry..u wud live..n very well

    • Bianca 12:19 am on January 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      True.. 🙂

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