Is Dhoni the new Nayan Mongia?

The world cup is days away. Its in England. And the men in blue are far from settled. Batting line up far from systemically crystallized. Middle order so arranged that by fall of wicket number 5, far away from the grounds, even on paper, it gets difficult to find traces of formal batting. And by fall of two, specially if it includes Virat Kohli, it pretty much projects memories of the 90s. Old cricket fans often get reminiscence of Ajay Jadeja or Robin Singh or the combo of Yuvraj and Dravid, leaving behind a lack of sense of assurance when things are not going well.

The thrill of scripting come backs has been evidently off the radar for quite a long time.

Except for the top three- which is very fixed- the whole set of batting gives a glimpse of unstable variable tail with little certainty. And then the main stem of finishing profile, of that of holding the innings, of manoeuvering small anchoring of breezy pace, like those duties looked after by Suresh Raina, also finishing role like those of Dhoni’s himself, those romantic virtues of cricket, specially out of one dayers, that’s missing. And add to this agony of a batting culture country in a run hungry nation. Cricket is not all the same anymore.

It used to be  a game of brains and intellect. Of passions and purity. And character.

No other game ever has been subject to test of Character and Endurance Certificate as Cricket. Not to miss 8 Hours of machine loaded single advertising realty, which is like single long magnet of customers. No game ever produced as much commerce. And may I tell you another greatness of this game. They say the game’s greatest – Sachin Tendulkar- he was God. He is indeed. Not the God of cricket but the God who made Indians need Electricity . That is Cricket. It has been a game which has also produced real authentic Gods.

In the world, if you needed a model code of Conduct and Integrity and Life and Lifestyle, or should you be seeking answer to the question as to how humans should live, should you quest for an ideal replica for humanity in practice, or say, the way 1 kg is the mass of platinum-iridium alloy kept in SI Units’ museum in Paris, what would be the same for one unit of Humanity, let me break this piece of beauty. The day you’ll define the SI unit of Humanity in Practice, in the end the last standard you’ll conclude to like to keep an alloy of Kumble-Dravid. And like Coulomb (SI unit of Electric Charge), the SI Unit of Human Conduct will be Kumble (after Anil Kumble). This came from Cricket. That because of the virtue of Cricket. Thanks to intricacies of the game.

Additionally, its also a better lifestyle game than Golf, and way more of handling of passion than Basketball. (On a personal note, I feel, cricket never gots its due appreciation, because it was invented by Brits, who have historically been opposite of Sport conduct). But if there was an evaluation for completeness of a sport, measuring for social or fitness or  awareness or strategy or management or just any human attribute at subject of test, this game would come right at the top. Even by the count of ATPs used in a game, if that were an indicator, even then, it must be cricket. Its a beautiful game indeed.

And what has been Jeff Bezos to Retail, or Steve Jobs to computing, in very tangible  likelihoods, you’re going to have an Anil Kumble to Machine Intelligence and Education. What was Steve Jobs to Personal Computing, An Anil Kumble to Education, I can bet my life over such a prediction. The phenomenon because of cricket. And also the conviction in this belief – because of Cricket. That is cricket.

A game of Science and human conduct. And of lots of brains. An intense game which inspires engineering. And a game which has had huge impact on affairs of the world. Its a very beautiful game.

I wonder why I’m so overselling this game. Perhaps may be, because I also see that if everybody played cricket, nobody ever would have had Skin-cancer. Humans would have come to know about holes in ozone the very day they happened. The Humans would also have never had invented Acid Rains. Neither would have ever been Soil Erosion if they played cricket, if everybody played cricket, if it was a cult.  Genuinely beautiful. As beautiful as impactful.

Which is no more as beautiful. As it used to be.

But India happens to be one of the best in the trade. In 170 odd days from now on is to happen its Men’s World Cup, which is reasonably fierce.  And like usual, known for handicapped management, Indians, have screwed it again. By poor management. By poor succession planning. A pristine case of how Indians lose. Signature display of  Indians’ affinity to Mediocrity. Indians are a laid-back bunch of humans who aspire of mediocrity and hunt for superiority in that inferiority of mediocrity. How do they pull off this phenomenon so widely, this case is live demonstration of that. Its as much a subject of cricketing nuances as much of trade and life in practice.

Let me take you to this by design.

That, India and Indians are averse to transparent meritocracy is no new secret. Their father was Gandhi, that alone determined the DNA from the onset. Almost invariably, in every field and every institution, top stakeholders are always rigged, people functions which is supposed to maintain human succession planning in institutions and organisations, Indians have universal reservations of unfair practices. Handicapped of  transparency, as elsewhere, so in cricket, the lead of National Selecting panel (MSK Prasad) himself has neither performed much at the international level, nor has had any other history of team building or leading credentials. In short he has never been a public father who has nurtured National Kids or Institutional Kids  for that matter. He’s there simply because he’s there. Not many other supporting the reasons why at all should he be there. Not even moral reasons, forget the technical. But he’s still there.

Same with the hierarchy upwards and on wards. Until the ownership of BCCI. Whether BCCI is about India, or is it a private body of cricketing fans ? Or is it an sporting asset belonging to a Sovereign Nation? What is cricket about or what is BCCI about? Who owns the BCCI ?  Whom does BCCI report to ? And How does it integrate to Sovereign Identity to Republic of India? Nobody knows. Administration has had a democractic orientation, while has the reporting  been historically swinging between Political heavy weights and Political Heavy weights. So it never became an institution. So never did it have consistency. So the game!

I think the only good thing that happened on a cricket field, was Sachin Tendulkar affixing the tricolor on his helmet on his own. I think the idea was pitched by Devang Mehta (there was one Y2K Hero of the world who restructured India in the 90s who also died mysteriously in 2001) .

Luckily, for Indians, that became the day the Indians started needing the need of electricity. And Tendulkar kept the promise quite handsomely until the December of 2011. Just in a span of decade, Tamilians became Indians, Bengalis became Indians, Ghatis became Indians, Tribals became Indians, North East became Indians, Telugu became Indian, Bihari became Indian, Punjabi became Indian. So much so that even Muslims became Indians, albeit on some days-  who on most of the rest of live like Muslims.  (We mean – if you ask a Man what is he?  On 90% of occasions, he’d answer he’s a human.  Ask the same to a Muslim, what is he ? In most of the cases the answer will be He’s a Muslim. I’ve met only five who said he’s a human. One went to IIT Kanpur & one led DRDO of them) This might be phenomenon, perhaps because he needs to pray 5 times a day, but even these kind of Muslims, the least educated of human tribes as a mathematical number, even these became Indians. Universal Identity, Universal Account Number, Universal GPS, Universal Bitcoin, Universal Facebook, Universal Google, Universal Amazon, Universal Bharat Pay, Universal Solar, they all became a phenomenon. So much so that, even Hindustan Lever had to drop Hindustan to come properly as Unilever. This would never have been a possibility in India.

Let me show Indians have lived. How they talk and how they live.

India is Indira, Indira is India. Somebody said.

India is the peninsula south to Himalayas, nobody said. India is the Sub-continent south to Himalayas, India is the subcontinent where continents merged, India is the sub-continent reporting to Himalayas where continents merge, nobody said.

Work for Tatas, Invest with Ambanis. Somebody said.

Work for India, Invest in Indians, Invest in future Dhirubhais, Let the world invest the future into India. Nobody said.

Today, India has a brand as Incredible India. India is today one of the five largest defense budgets, and back to the position of lighthouse to World’s maritime, 75% of World’s freight logistics happens under the watch of you know whom! You have Chennai holding loose ends between Dubai and Bangkok.

So much so for the universal identification for a piece of cloth- a logo- the tricolor. The game spiralled into a glue to stick staggered mix of humans, but never could build an institution. The asset became a commodity. And hence now the commodity subject to what commodities undergo- Volatility and Crest and Troughs. It never could become an institution.

And a what a funny thing. The case went to Supreme Courts as well. But as the fact is that they’re Indians. Handicapped of building institutions, they couldn’t even articulate constitutional ownership nor a ready reckoner for Institutional Building. So its disintegrating.

And in a span of 170 days is the World Cup. Where Indians have designed the way how to lose out a all equipped resource pool, only for the lack of institution building propensities, for the lack of the skills of governance.  And once again no lessons learned even from the most recent churn of the 90s.

A team game of 11 players, of 11 different roles, India has only 6 properly filled roles. For the rest five, a subject to disorder, leading to an appearance that a 11 player team stands for only three. Only three full time players, 8 part time, clueless and mission less.

After Tendulkar, after Ganguly, after Dravid, after Yuvraj, after Dhoni himself, the slots should have been succeeded by institutionalized development. And what a luck that they always had Sehwags, Gambhirs, Rainas, Rahanes, Uthappas, Badanis to fill in to rotate capibilities. Today, Kohli alone looks a one handed substitute of Dravid-Yuvraj, a Tendulkar at the top in Rohit Sharma, and no Raina, no Dhoni (despite having Dhoni himself), no Ganguly, no Sehwag, and many more the nos.

And in this cobweb of illiterate governance, in the centre is Dhoni himself, who’s also himself a very  very skillful thinker of the game. After Ajay Jadeja, a Yuvraj, Ganguly had to rear, and he reared, but after Yuvraj whom ? Dhoni did nothing. Kohli for filling in for Tendulkar, then what about Yuvraj and Dravid? What about the computer engineer of the team, what about Kumbles and Srinaths who’d steer the game with the pace of technical world to keep it contemporary? And what about Gangulys who’d stand for protecting integrity in a vulnerable world ? Nobody ever had answers.

The after effects as you get to see. You’ve Sreesanths and Pandyas and Vijay (in affair with colleague’s wife) and Rahuls coming out in quick succession.

Its painful to see this game in such deep misery. And there’s no way its to return back to its interim golden glory, which in itself was also very fluctuating. When it was intellectually a beauty, it never aced the summit of pinnacle, and when it did, until then the soul was lost already. Thanks to shoddy management all round the corners. An asset of identity symbol ransacked to become a commodity.

And to historical imbalance, roles not matured, absence of succession planning, Dhoni himself has relegated himself as Nayan Mongia of the past. Very Useful, Very Indispensable, but not of use for certain success. Beyond his own best, and too beyond to glue all. By the fag end of 2015, he should have been in the shoes of Tendulkar in terms of dressing room presence. Neither a Kumble shunted of for being visionary and excellent at the same time.

Of the Cricket World Cup, in most likelihoods, it should be England winning the 2019 Edition. United Kingdom is in shambles, slotted to grow less than 1.5% over the next decade, pulverized with uncertainties of BREXIT, they’ve nothing to bind the nation, nothing to stick to rally around for a common identity, hence no common goal, all mired into terror as well, they’d desperately need one. And the coincidence that all other cricketing teams of the world have in general gone on decline to match the maximum capacities of England, I don’t think there’s better evidence of the game of Cricket being fixed. If a commodity called “Geo-politics” exists, this must be one of them, I feel. We can connect the dots.

But the pain remains. The Game of Cricket is not all the romance and intellect it used to be. And not at all the scientific temper that it stands for. And Dhoni the new Nayan Mongia. Useful but not good enough.

 

  • -A disheartened Cricket Fan

 

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Wonder how do they Hate Jobs!

Because God was coming in 1950s, after humans had crossed the oceans of Industrial Revolution, He couldn’t come with Krishna’s Sudarshan Chakra. Neither could he come with a Cross. The decade of 1950 that was beyond The War. The Steve who had Jobs in his name he incarnated with a Knowledge Box.

-Start Up Kumar

In life I’ve only one ambition. To sell once like Steve Jobs. I don’t know how the world hates The Steve who had Jobs in his name. It was only the structure of his name that I found out that may be that’s what Gods would be. Entrepreneurs.

God would always be an Entrepreneur. Right?

God has to be an entrepreneur. The best of them you documented in stories as Gods. That’s how humanity happened. That’s how happened the Human Evolution.

Or alternatively,  think and ask yourself. Did come the Early Man first or God? Or may someone tell me- How many years Before Christ came the Early Man Before Christ. Why didn’t Jesus come to rescue Early Man? Why Krishna despite being the oldest of Gods didn’t come during the times of Early Man? No God came ever to rescue the most vulnerable variant of man, why ? They all came into reckoning only after humans graduated to certain degree into civilisation.

Was it that Krishna didn’t come in the Era of Early Man because Early man was too early to write? And so followed the Jesus or Prophet or rest of the deities ? And beyond that if you look minutely into timelines and Gods, you’d  find that Gods and dieties have always been coming up intermittently with degrees in Human Evolution.

Every single time after the humans evolved to some state. On occasions the humans went terribly wrong. Came in different different incarnations in different different times to solve different problems. Or those who bailed humanity out were the Gods.

Care to note even closer. Every and any entity the humans recognised or tagged as – God- out of whichever reasons- affections or abilities- they all have had a similar midas touch on Humans. Say the Aussie cricketer Mathew Hayden spotted a God in Sachin Tendulkar in 2001. And there’s no other parallel for precise picking and defining as this  one in entire human history. Sachin Tendulkar was The God who made Indians need Electricity for the first time in 2000 years well after christ. Indians never needed Electricity until then out of voluntary wish. That electricity is a need and that without it life is short of lots of things, it needed them a God. And that was Sachin Tendulkar.

And you’ll agree that Gods like these who change lives and lifestyles kept up coming day after day. Whichever legend the most vastly written came to be the bigger incarnation.

You might also tend to agree that The Gods posted by respective religions quoted in religious texts might have been the ones who came before the age of Newspapers and Journalism. It must have been only after the birth of Journalism that frequent spotting of Gods or value of reckoning someone as God went down because everybody could write.

Only selected few & marketed few retained the God Status. Else Gods come in incarnations every now and then. You’d agree.

Now take a deeper a look with respect to effect of Gods on humanity. You’ll find they were not Gods. They were all Entrepreneurs actually. Watch closely in slow motion, you’ll find that they were Master Managers of Livelihoods. Humans who manufactured professions, The Super Gods who created realties where humans could find engagements and thus livelihoods.

And technically, that is also the exact thing what separates you from animals. No goat or whale ever had a religion nor needed the awareness of existence of Gods. They never had religions. Like humans and all other animals, they did have different species. Like humans, they all reproduced, all ruled by same rule of genetics, all variance and diseases by the rules of DNA codes, but none ever needed the knowledge of conflicts of God.  Because unlike humans, they didn’t have any profession. (No occupation until a few that humans domesticated). Until domesticated, each have one livelihood- to reach the food, serve the defined biological span, and guard the Earth till they breathe. Negligible politics, greed just until hunger, compassion and friendliness beyond. No need of a God, and not at all of a subscription to identify with.

For every invention, Necessity was the Mother.

You needed Jesus Krishna Ram Rahim for your fancies but the Goat knew all his purpose was to guard the earth till the biological span permits. You were humans you could talk you had agendas to conspire and hence the need to have your own cartels. So you needed separate Gods. But the animals didn’t. They didn’t have professional occupations.

The whole Earth is an evidence to testimony that Gods are prayed to only in communities where exists this man made commodity- Money- the device of Professions.

The Buffer must have been the Early Man. And the first God must have been born the moment the first human would have turned Professional. The first man to get specialised and settle to one activity for a living. He would have been the first God or the first deity in Human History.

Analyse that God with an Electron Microscope. You’ll find those people were Entrepreneurs actually. Notice the validation in the existence of God, which will throw in nature and frequency of incarnations of God. Or the probe who are they who are Gods.

Quite surprisingly to assure conformance you’ll find one uniform coincidence in case of each God. Kaali, Krishna, Jesus, Prophet, Guru Nanak or Steve Jobs, just any. Each of them had even their names placed perfect. Godly perfect. A name suggestive of a character. Every God was a Hero- even by their names. Godliness begun every time even at names in each case. Every name sounded for a Superstar. You’d be puzzled, was it the Chicken or the Egg first. Was he the God or the Human first? Was the birth first or the name first? Early Man or the God first? The God or the Human first? The Human or the Entrepreneur? The God or the Incarnation? Incarnation came the first or The God first? The Chicken or the Egg first?

Perhaps the most perfect Legend they came up with, they called them Gods. The most extensively written about went on to become the Peakest of God. May this could also be the reason, why these people in India have had over sixty thousand Gods and dieties, practically for every function including sex. By the time the rest of the world couldn’t count, they could write legends.

And then technically when you analyse humans through the prism of Evolution, invariably all the Gods came amongst humanity as incarnations. Son of God, Daughter of God, Father of God in some case, all in disguise. Though, notably they all mistreated every one they called God, whether be it Jesus subjected to crucification or Rama for mistrust over wife and property, or Muhammad Ali or Steve Jobs or whoever. But all these humans in disguise, these incarnations, they all gave the humans engagement platforms or ways to pass time on Earth. They were Gods of Livelihoods the Gods- the Entrepreneurs. (You only forgot to spot after birth of Journalism. They existed perpetually)

And was he the Steve who had Jobs in his name. He who placed the Humans on a realty called Computers. A personal knowledge box for individual craniums.

By the 1970s when the humans had earned uncontrollable expertise and dealings with materials and minerals they had little to process information. Post the world war, into the age of suspicion and cold war, amidst thousand kinds of races and also on route to course correction for many, in order to leap into days of prosperity from the impoverished days of war, the humans were quite in a fix.

Decision making powers, twisting industries, communications, interactions, or active part in human authority was always in the hands of the world’s whos whos.

And here was the Steve who had Jobs in his name. The man who knew not much of technicalities but only the humans and transactions. The kinds of humans that existed in the zoo of earth and the transactions they entered into.

And so do you find in each of his creation. Take Personal Computers– the device to distribute and transmit expertise of individual brains. To marry all languages and signs and symbols of the world into one wonder box. To make it accessible to all.  Pixar– The animation house for neutral demonstration of content beyond humans, a tool to infuse life into surroundings of humans which humans don’t treat as living life. I-pod- a music pot which not only stores music but also which aligned whole music industry to eradicate the menace of piracy. You won’t disagree the music clouds of today are a manifestation of the same mother approach of cloud computing. It wasn’t a pod but a last mile device of cloud computing. Take i-phone, the magic you’ll find not in the phone but the app-store wherein every industry, every professional, every user could find easy access to utility he needs. The app-store sums up for a point where professions meet. That won’t be an exaggeration.

The guy converged humans on one realty for bread and butter. Aligning professions and jobs on one device. Made each of the industry he leaped into more sport, more accessible, democratic by taking onto unsport incumbent ways of the world. Never would have been the computers this personal as they are today, had it not been apple. Actually, it had never been had it not been the Steve who had Jobs in his name.

We all know he was a hippy inspired by Edison. Which stood for a purpose in life.

As an animal your purpose is to serve your biological span. The better you can do, the better you can guard the earth for the new future. That is why every animal loves its offsprings. But humans trade amongst each other. And because they trade, they grade between them as to with whom to trade more. Came in a Bargaining Gradient, summing up for broadly two kinds of humans as a result. Poor Humans – as good as unfit, Rich Humans- as good as Fit and desirable.

Discovering this, Edison defined the purpose of being a human is to build utilities for other human hand. That you’d be fit to survive only if your hands manufacture utilities for other human hands. As long as you do that you’ll have your use amongst the surrounding humans. To do better, you know all those disasters that happen with humans. As you know the disasters you’ll invent a solution. And Edisonism happened. The “Bulb” the peakest of the solution to disasters that happen in the dark.

As Edison your purpose is to manufacture utilities useful and productive to other human. The Personal Computer the most significant milestone after wheel. To lead the direction that manufactures professions and livelihoods of humans around. You build and maintain eco-systems. As reflected in the trajectory of Apple with Steve around.

This is why they hate the Steve Who Had Jobs in his name!

Because they don’t know who is a God. And who is an Entrepreneur. And what role does an Entrepreneur play. They hate because they’re not amongst the commoners. Because they don’t deal with trivia of commoners. Because they need to stand at poles where stakes converge.

 

The Riddle of Internet of Things

We’re not Flipkarts, We’re not Googles not Yahoos not Amazons not Facebooks not LinkedIns not The Sane Observers.

What we are simply Customer Magnets.

And then Backward Integrations to our whims. We manage last mile Key Acounts of our clients, who’s the user.

Economies of Scales of the Last Miles.

The world doesn’t understand this. I don’t know why.

Then in the world then happened some illiterate humans, those specially abled varieties, those who see through ears and speak by eyes. Like some of those samples bred over the India’s Education Stables. They bump into you wasting time in arguments. And conflicts.

They’ll ask you, “Okay fine, You do rocket sciences. Tell me what is the Business Model”. And you lose it.

Go tell these fools, in Businesses they have is not Model. What exists are Business Processes. Driven by Purposes.

Tell them, once I’ve last mile delivery, I can toy with you the way I want. Why you see so many internet company in losses because I can prove you how much losses I make. So I eat you up in Taxes, because your taxes are irrational. I’ve last mile. I’m God. If not God, at least the agent of God. I’ve last mile.

Don’t doubt Internet Companies. Doubt your Ignorance.

Every Success in the Internet of Things is a Win of the Good over Evil.

Zuckerberg- The Humble Steve Jobs- The reason why facebook didn’t work ?

Facebook was the power to the masses to live like celebrities. Pity the world, they couldn’t handle it.

Steve Jobs- The Steve who had Jobs in his name- was the guy who demonstrated to the world that computer was nothing but a simple machine to distribute and transmit knowledge and creativity. A power which the masses never had. A power which was restricted to world’s kings until then if at all it existed. The world really didn’t know until then what would a personal computer would be doing in individuals’ lives and what’s the use of knowledge processing in the lives of modest mortal commoners.

And luckily, the Silicon Valley the nurturing bed of this sector of human evolution also had Knowledge capitals like Harvards and Stanfords at its disposal where small timers needed education and hence the need of processing distribution of the same. Like an Apple keeps the doctor away if had once a a day, the computers took off as golden eggs in nests where nutrition was knowledge.

And as computers took off, along with them came in other derivatives of the personal computer, and thus more power in individual lives. Say like i-pods with its inbuilt eco-system, it curbed the music and creativity industry of “Piracy“. Or the Appstore of the i-phone worked out for a forum where professions merged, where every industry, every human trade, every human discipline could have a shop in this tiny pandora’s box called the mobile- powering the commoners with the power of computing for productivity. The commoners could have stalls within eyesight of the buyers- irrespective of their power to own shops at a prime location. Everyone who needed jobs, did get their jobs easier aligned along this derivative of computing. Did get every human a new realty to converge towards.

The Steve who had Jobs in his name as he was. It won’t be an exaggeration to say that he realigned the world’s transactions on a Thalamus called Personal Computers.

Well- that’s what Entrepreneurs do. They realign incumbent transactions of the world to give powers to the commoners that they never had. They realign the worlds professions to newer and better realty spaces where the commoners could converge for ease and sportier bread and butter. And as an Entrepreneur you play “God of livelihoods“. You rule and lay transaction terminals on which lie millions of lives.

The moment Entrepreneurship steps down from being God, begins a downfall – that of being unfair. Only to be amplified to small small complacences, giving way to unsaid power hierarchies to let frauds and unsport variables sprout up. The Business which begins as a Sport of keeping promises or the sport which says – “I’ll do” becomes unsport. That then becomes a part of crime world. From “I’ll do” it deviates to “I didn’t”. Or for more politically correct ones the stance changes to become “not our responsibility”. And so on.

Entrepreneur=God of Livelihoods. A step down, it’s a downfall

And that’s exactly what happened with Facebook. An internet portal that had given the power to the commoners to voice out and to live like celebrities. A power that the commoners never had until facebook.

It was not very long ago that the trend of hundreds of thousands of custom made jewelries handicrafts eateries bursting into the scene with stunning orders and fame every other day. Mid 2011s to refer should you seek veracity. And in The third worlds like Asia-Pacific, Middle East, pockets of Africa and lines of Mediterranean, where having a shop at visual was to be the norm for prosperity, there were tales of tail-spinning turn arounds. Even the Housewives of India could gather courage to employ their much hated mother-in-laws. For the first time in India you had the grumpy mom-in-laws doing something productive than to not play in-house politics.

There was a certain rage of empowerment. And it was a legitimate disruption. And so its executor- Mark the Zuckerberg was a legitimate God of Livelihood. Even though he might have been a chor or thief as the world likes to believe in terms of idea.  Transactions of the world did get a new friction less medium.

There would be millions if not billions the clueless innovators who had no access to promotions and eye-balls who suddenly turned heroes apart from upgrading themselves to micro-entrepreneurs because of facebook. The extent of benefits of this change of getting a vehicle of attention can be reflected in contrast against the days of hoarding of attention in Outdoor Media sector of India. As much as 83% of Indian bill-boards are occupied by political big-shots of the demography. More than three-fourths permanently hoarded by political parties to convey greetings on latest festivals or who the local hooligan is. Never ever the Start Ups could muster budget enough to have a voice of productivity to the hijacked vehicles of attention. The same with advent of facebook had got in their hands their own publish button- that almost free of costs. Reaching customers on their personal space. What 40,000 a month bill-board could not return in a month, gave that in 400 a month- with better transfer of communication.

Am I wrong to describe an Entrepreneur a God of Livelihoods ? Even Now?

And that was Zuck-The Mark Zuckerberg, quite legit.

He had brains enough to make humans converge to a focal point and make life different. Those who could convert social identity or internet visibility to money, they did. Zuckie got them that power. A lot many of Indians are today literate just for the sake to write on to facebook, else by 1996 they were still humming “Padhna Likhna Sikho”.  Such was the power of Facebook, making humans machine friendly, making humans apply communications.

But he Lost it. From the point where, the easiest is to do is doing nothing at the least. In simpler words, to lose an internet network like facebook, crushing way beyond a threshold of 500 million plus Daily Active Users, it takes just as much brains as much to get less than 50% marks in Indian Schools. A subject of disastrous pity in both conditions.

 “Entrepreneurship is all about Delayed Gratification”, hundred times have been you told Its all about holding on the ground till you make useful utilities. And you make useful utilities only. Facebook got killed there. In a quest to invent instant gratification or early gratification, collapsed the whole mountain- the mountain which was the Himalayas of Big Data.

This guy turned Visionless in between. Lost the plot. Or perhaps slept post the IPO.  From the roads to being Steve Jobs, he turned the ways of Bill Gates. Steve was the CEO who made the richest company while Bill was the CEO who made the richest man. One was the Steve who had Jobs in his name, another was the Bill who had Gates in his name. Two different people, entirely different ways and perhaps best described by their names itself.

What Jobs and Gates were to computer hardware, was Zuckerberg to internet accounts- the second generation of computing- of internet accounts or cloud whatever you call.

From Gates you escape, from Jobs you empower. Gates takes it to masses, without caring about piracy or impersonation to get everybody using, so that it becomes omnipresent and liquidates it from Business customers. Gates doesn’t work on innovation and manufacturing new utilities, but instead on distribution. Jobs on the contrary works on creating utilities and knitting eco-systems like more computing per sector. He lets distribution be taken care of by innovation. Together Jobs & Gates form a phenomenon called “Couple of Human Evolution” or two parallel forces in opposite direction to generate a torque to race the wheel.

Here was a Zuckerberg beginning as a Steve Jobs turning Bill Gates mid-way. And what a pity, neither did have a torque generating peer at the other end. Nearest was Twitter, which in itself has had no utility other than a feeder of trivia for small fishes of media. I don’t know why does twitter have analytics, they should have trivia counters instead. Like 7 Billion trivia aired per day, which dipped to 5 rumours per person per day in last quarter. So poor Zuck didn’t have a peer the kind that Jobs had. Beginning from being Jobs to his sector, he himself becomes Bill Gates.

The result: This innovation of communication called Facebook, which was a social identity internet account has, today, now, reduced to a dastardly cheap version of Netflix.

As I write, I’m scared for him if he has been in depression for a very long time. Or is the guy permanently disabled to think. Which kind of school he went to. Who were his teachers or was he a first bencher or last bencher. A web of trivia surround me as I think of Zuckie.

Its always wrong to be the hare in the race of hare and the turtle. Every body knows that, still like everyone he chose to be Hare instead. Went wrong the hare and forgot the route map.

And as you see the result. The Gem of Utility, which gave power of communications, which turned every human a writer, the machine that enabled publish button on every human mind, got reduced to a cheap netflix on one end and on the other A factory of internet that produces a very very lethal pollutant: Fake News or Information Pollution.

One email-id all it takes. One email if- one Fake account- and then billions of fake accounts. Virtual Population Explosion. Its like adding more people to your earth, who don’t even exist.

Such a cheap library its has become, this facebook. Say, for instance, in India I’ve found even Mallus humming “Tora Chheda mein Lafeda jab jaayega” , one Hot Bhojpuri Song.

A very deep tragedy when you give power of communications to any one. An outright hazard when a “Publish Button” is handed to anyone. And that is facebook today.

Had Zuck retained the path of Steve, he had a chance to turn the portal into an exchange terminal of trade and humans. A Human Stock Exchange- like trading terminals of human skills.

Professionals could be booked over futures, and salaries in advanced. Mind you today you get salaries after you have worked, not in advance. Only businesses get orders or contracts in advance, humans or labours never got this facility. If it was my buffalo, I’d have had facebook as good as biography to the user. That would have served  like a medicine.

If I give you a facility to let you create your biography, it would work like mirror and a medicine to life- you’d not disagree? Orphans could sense it better what it means. For you it could mean intelligent mirror- Big Data enabled. But this could be possible only when you go the Steve Jobs way- the wrong U turn that Mark took. Result we know.

Say like,The Mute Spectator  Syndrome of India has upgraded, it  got a live Function now with a camera. Indians are now able to stream or record live broadcast of accident or disaster sites. Everyone on a race to record a disaster even as none helps- The Hazard of Machine Intervention in human life if without a purpose.

The same is Facebook: A Machine Intervention in Human life without a purpose.

Hence has more hazards than utilities. Zuckerberg Began with a device of sharing, but to share what? Knew none.  The purpose of sharing- direction less. Path lost and what you got a terribly haphazard library everyone is a publisher.  Kyunki Woh Bill Gates ban gaya! Because Zuck became a Gates.

And who was Gates? How do you become Gates? How do you go From Steve Jobs to Bill Gates?

Yes, rake in brains, a little. You’ll find Bill Gates resembles normal human beings more than Steve Jobs does. Modest, sophisticated, loved by everyone, everyone wanting to lick him and a very happy happy demeanour. And here was Jobs with a trademark stance bullish stand, who believed in driving humanity on the contrary to sugar-coating modesty.

One had a approach that everything in the world is wrong. You got to correct. You build ways to correct. While the other had respect for the world, a happy seller.  He didn’t know much to do, so the final purpose for him became to be the at the top of Human Race. Just made one Operating System factory of the world and let the show run on auto-pilot. Only went to please as much the world. The other one looking down upon humans, (which is actually fair) kept on working towards more transaction forums, changing alignment of transactions for a faster churn of human evolution. And this is why Microsoft was never intelligent but a scale mountain, while Apple remained the apple which keeps those brains mentally fit who have apple every day.

You become stagnant being humble, more accomodative, hence slower in change, and less larger purpose. Say Steve Jobs had a purpose to lead a life Edison- to keep creating new utilities which plug disasters that happen in the dark, crucial utilities by need. For Gates I don’t know what it is, perhaps being a good human, which in itself probably means nothing. Which happens when you become Modest. You’ve less audacity to change the world.

Same happened to Zuckerberg and Facebook. No clue to what to do with a mountain. And no clues what at all is going in the mountain.

Now that he’s already become a Bill Gates, he needs a Steve Jobs to pair in the sector.

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Why So High Bitcoins ??

 

 

“In the long-term Bitcoin moves above $500,000 within three years. Bets?” – John McAfee (Founder of the software and anti-virus company McAfee Associates).

In 2009 when Satoshi Nakamoto invented the bitcoin nobody thought it could transform the world of digital payments. Bitcoins are a form of digital currency that can be used to make payments without any barriers of bank charges and government intervention. They run on Blockchains.  Blockchains are decentralized ledgers that are run by “Miners” who are able to crunch transactions. These miners are rewarded by Bitcoins. Bitcoins can be used by anyone who is looking for digitally secured anonymous transactions. From a mere $0.08 in 2010, the value of bitcoins increased to $4000 in 2017. Experts and wall street strategists believe that it will rise to another $20,000 to $55,000 by 2022.  We all have several unanswered questions about this emerging giant in the field of digitization. Here we will try to answer two of the most important questions that all our readers have in mind, namely

What caused the value of Bitcoins to increase by 600 % by 2017?

What does the future hold for bitcoins?

The cryptocurrency that went up by only 40 % by 2015 is definitely very volatile but there are a number of reasons why bitcoins are the “digital gold” and why more than 16.5 million bitcoins are in circulation as of today. We will have a look at some of these reasons: –

1)    Safe against the currency risks- Bitcoins can be a blessing for people living in countries with high inflation or countries with risk of currency devaluation. Digital currency is a safe bet and this is one of the main reasons why bitcoins have managed to gain popularity in a country like China where 90% of the Bitcoin trading occurs because it was recently facing devaluation and hence people resorted to Bitcoins.

2)    Free from Bank rules – In many authoritarian countries, people are using digital currencies like Bitcoins to escape from government rules of capital control. Also in countries like Greece, it is now proven that keeping money in the bank is not a good idea as banks can come up with new restriction and rules every time the economy of the country suffers. So, the investors started to look for something out of the reach of banks and here Bitcoins came to rescue.

3)    Multipurpose – From settling insurance claims to crowdfunding, bitcoins, and blockchains can do it all. They have a wide range of applications. Each application will require only a transaction fee which will add on to the value of bitcoins. Some of the areas where bitcoins are being used are digital trading of securities, for buying properties, settlement and even in auditing and document stamping.

4)    Scarce Resource – It is a scarce resource as there is a maximum limit on the number of coins that can ever be created and circulated. The market will soon realize that there will be a shortage of Bitcoins and just like gold bitcoins will gain its value from its dearth.

5)    Quick Accessibility and Open for all- Investing in bitcoins does not require any long-term plan and you can use it whenever you need it. You can use it to buy pizza or invest in a property of your choice. Also, it is an open source cryptocurrency with no restrictions on the user.

6)    Recent Events – Japan’s legislation accepting bitcoins as a commodity, New financial products like “interest-bearing bitcoin account”, development of new bitcoin products and investor’s confidence in blockchain and bitcoins are all adding to the ever-increasing values of Bitcoins.

7)    Lack of real competition – Even though there are other options available for cryptocurrency but none of them are as popular or as secure as Bitcoins. Initial Coin offerings might seem like a novel idea but they are still in development phase and the remaining directly trading cryptocurrencies available need centralized exchange and so they are not as popular.

8)    Arbitrage – The unpredictable nature of Bitcoins that could have been a problem in its adoption is also taken care of now. With the rise of currencies future market like ICBIT.com the stability of bitcoins is bolstered because these man-made tools and purchasing power parity techniques will help them achieve arbitrage. They will strengthen the beliefs of customers in the bright future of bitcoins.

9)    Ethical – There have been rumors like bitcoins and digital currencies are used by criminals to get away with their crimes but that is not the case. Investing in bitcoins is a way to support fairer monetary system which is free from the control of the global banking organizations. These digital currencies seem like a solution to all the economic crisis usually created by the banking sector. Bitcoins seem like the only possible answer of “One World One Currency” dream that the entire world has seen.

For several reasons Bitcoins have enjoyed its superiority and popularity in the world of digital currency. From the excitement it brings among the investors to the media coverage it gets, all have contributed a lot in making Bitcoins what it is today.  2017 was the year when digital gold officially surpassed the value of real gold. The rate at which Bitcoin’s value is increasing can be understood from the fact that a £2,000 investment on Bitcoins 5 years ago would have made you a millionaire today. Humans despise change but this is one technological change that can cause a paradigm shift in the science of currency and monetary policies, and humans are loving this change. Almost every corporate leader has appreciated and recognized the power of Bitcoins.  Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google is of the view that “[Bitcoin] is a remarkable cryptographic achievement… The ability to create something which is not duplicable in the digital world has enormous value…Lots of people will build businesses on top of that.”

With the increasing adoption of technology and the loss of faith in the conventional currency, we can only hope to see Bitcoin transform from gold to diamond of the digital world.

Mallya : The Conjuring Brewster

The CBI and the Enforcement Directorate will require a watertight case to demonstrate their current claim that previous alcohol aristocrat Vijay Mallya’s organizations diverted a huge piece of the ₹6,000 crore he got from loan specialists for his Kingfisher Airlines. Else, any shot of removal will go up in smoke., there were reports that both the organizations are setting up a charge sheet asserting Mallya and his organizations washed a noteworthy piece of the ₹6,000-crore bank credits taken for Kingfisher Airlines. The cash clearly was redirected to a few shell organizations in seven nations, including the US, the UK, France and Ireland.

 

The offices ought to have the capacity to demonstrate finances in a specific ledger abroad, that the cash was really occupied to that financial balance from a bank here, and that assets proposed for the aircraft were really redirected for different purposes, he included.

 

This will include a great deal of work, documentation which should bring about watertight confirmation. “At exactly that point an illegal tax avoidance case can be set up, which will be a genuine offense both for neighbourhood laws and with the end goal of removal,” he said.

 

A previous best authority in the UB Group said the CBI and the ED have left the correct sum washed rather dubious.

 

“They have said it was the greater part of the sum and not the whole sum. This can be deciphered in a few ways,” he called attention to. He additionally said there is plausibility that a huge piece of the measure of a solitary seller could have been washed.

 

Usual way of doing things

 

On the off chance that for sure a lot of the advance was redirected, at that point how were the operations of Kingfisher Airlines completed? As indicated by sources, the cash originated from alcohol merchants, United Spirits Ltd (USL) and other gathering organizations.

 

“This was utilized to run the day by day operations of the carrier with the guarantee that it will be returned once the bank credit was discharged. Be that as it may, once the advances were dispensed, the cash were stayed away forever.

 

As indicated by reports, scientific reviews completed by PwC and later by EY demonstrated installments made to Kingfisher Airlines by USL. These advances were later regularized.

 

The previous UB Group official likewise said that as Kingfisher Airlines ran its operations for the most part on rented flying machine, an abroad substance (seller) would be made, which would thus make imaginary solicitations with expanded bills and the cash would be exchanged to it through legitimate means.

 

Whatever the cash the carrier owed to the renting organization would be dispensed and the rest stopped with the substance.

 

For instance, if the rent rental was ₹100, the seller would be exchanged ₹100 in addition to X. A measure of ₹100 would be given to the renting organization while the rest would stay with the merchant.

 

“It might look as though the whole exchange did was lawful as it was done through legitimate managing an account channels. What the seller did subsequent to getting the assets was unlawful. They were heaping up solicitations and making go-between which have nothing to do with the renting of flying machine,” he clarified.

 

He likewise said it was false that a portion of the organizations named in a specific report were shell organizations implied just to launder. For instance, H Parsons was about exceptionally old and was an appropriation organization based out of Mumbai. It was obtained by Mallya and his partners later. Another organization, Watson, was not a shell organization either. It has been in presence for quite a long while now.

Level of verification

Vaidyanathan said the tax evasion charges have just been leveled against Mallya however the reason for activity is new a direct result of new “confirmation” as asserted by the CBI and the ED. “The level of evidence that the court expects is significantly higher. Today, the UK court needs to know whether Mallya has conferred an office in India and subsequently should be attempted in India. In this way, he would be removed to India to confront trial,” he said.

 

Subsequently, it is all the more essential for the offices to see that the confirmation is strong and they have clear narrative proof to help preoccupation of assets, Vaidyanathan included.

Tell Rahul Gandhi Anything Unorganised is Crime

Our Gandhi scion is back with a scathing series. “Demonetisation killed all unorganised businesses”, said the Bhai Saab as he rekindled the flame, who has been running Gareebon ki Government, the Government of India since 1965 after Shastri. And as we know all, it has already rebooted thrice in 70 years. Like in chess, a game gets over the momemt Queen gets killed, beginning from Daddy Gandhi at the inception to Princess Gandhi mid-way to Grand Prince Gandhi on the fag end who were also formally, on the designation Queen for the institution. And as a result Gandhi from the state being more than father with a share of more than 100% in Government of India, through 2/3 rds the GoI, today sits reduced to 1/545 the GOI. Hence has a blame game begun between the sides. Last major furore over the last big move of Demonetisation. And in trial are the Businesses Unorganised.

This is to judge what’s correct. How Unorganised are Businesses? To find what’s the correct stand. All with reason. While its true that the sectors pointed to are dying, but why? We’ll see what’s killing. And we the team of The Sane Observer, led by Start Up Kumar, represent the sector Businesses, not very organised at the moment and at distance closer to death than life. We’ll analyse death with depth with respect to processes. We’ll talk Indian Evolution vs Human Evolution, and thereby getting into the skin of Businesses. And for with businesses come always Governance, will come Governance.

We’d be going around via route technical and methodical, testing different hypothesis to reach conclusions, like those MBAs do. They look into things through a special prism called PESTLE, to give verdicts which is done by screwing  arguments through a maze of walls as Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal/logical and Environmental. Which also generally provides with right conclusions if done properly. We’ll be doing something similar. As we rotate the prism, it will throw up a kaleidoscopic burst of scenes in motion to guide us to conclusion. And apart from all that it is, it is also a story of Evolution. So, count not the words. This is one Story of Evolution beyond Darwin.

Let’s begin with a look on Government of India: the Entity.

It was brought into introduction in 1935, by Government of India act as the Political/International/Regulatory owner of the peninsula of the South of Himalayas, the world’s densest Monetary Corridoor.  The territory had the importance as the crucial most light house to the world’s sensitive most Maritime Lane, in essence, say for the triangle of Bangkok, Dubai and Somalia, the world needs to have a Chennai to hold in secure always. Else the world would go Chinese vs Non-Chinese, only to end into Communism vs Capitalism. Between the South China Sea and the Pacific through the Hambantotas of the world, India works up as The Buffer House or The House of Reconciliation. Government of India holds for the formal accountable authority of that, under the new structure of the world, in the age of VISA-passport, WTO and all.

And hang on, this is not a new arrangement. Or to put the other way,  now you should know the reason why Indians have always been wise. Why the Tamilian Brahmins have been the geekiest or why the Meenakshi temple is at Madurai, a little far from Chennai or why so many massive temples in South India. And, of the productivity and profits, and stakes of the arrangemensts, it used to be reflected best as late as until the British colonisation, when  it used to sum up for one third the Global Trade Volume.

Prior to British advent the territory all it was, was it, Every time a Subcontinent, known by rivers and features. Borderless, Seamless, license-raj free, Visa free until 300 years at least prior to the existence of United Nations or the World Trade Organisation or even the tiny breaking European Union. The land and inhabitants knew that Borders are all but devices of making goods and services expensive. The trades and businesses were so engineered to provide the cheapest last mile delivery of Goods and Services, so as to draw maximum efficiency per unit currency, per transaction. Mastered to the extent to have it as specialised as customs and castes.  After developing the first lantern, had they not stopped, going by customs’ pace with evolution, The World’s largest Deep Cleaning Services would have been of the “Doms” of India, completely automated. And probably so for Waste Engineering.

Then one fine day Britishers came. After which, with the beginning of Doctrine of Lapse, to the Act of Government of India, 1935, the administration evolved. Simultaneously also changed dynamics in the world order. Went through two major Wars until the US once dropped two Chocolate Bombs over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, coupled with many mini-bullets along the way. Went the humans to deafening silence even as were Allah, Jesus, Ram, Krishna, and the rest all fired, and sent for PIP (Performance Improvement Plan) under Buddha. Born were slew of control towers of the likes UNO, WTO, World Bank in quick successions and forcing the Brits to retract. The Government of India took over with Sovereignty and came into democratic form after the first General Elections of 1952.

And you see the turn Human Evolution took. Exists a Club of Nations called The Common Wealth in submission to crown, the one which couldn’t survive in a club of countries on its own. In the name of the crown, which didn’t know itself the decorum of Club of Countries. In India as they say that as “Gulam Gulam Mausere Bhai” as in Slaves Slaves make cousin brothers.

So, as put in the beginning, the GOI took reins over the importance and relevance of India formally, in the capacity of Chennai to secure the ends of Bangkok, Dubai and Somalia, even as providing assistance to little brothers of Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia to Afghanistan. For you need a rock solid defense service pack in the region to let life happen. From Himalayas to Pacific through the Indian Ocean, almost a third of the Date line’s extent. Has lied that Stake authoritatively with Government of India, since, into hands of the team Government of India since one day very long back. And that as demonstrated has been amazingly fair to everyone, just by maintaining a right level of Mediocrity. It protected them who protected them, paying them who paid them, in proportions. After all, Stakes of One third the Global trade it has been. From few hundreds of years for India, it has been the outsiders, beginning from the employees of East India Company to the containers of Pepsi and McDonald’s, and Googles and Amazons. Paid back to them who paid back.

Even as effectively the Indians lost the race by themselves sabotaged by themselves, in the environments wherein no Google, no Amazon, no Pepsi, no DNA, no computer, no atom moved ever until there was a hand Indian. The Indians lost in India, in the race Evolution, despite a 1/3rd the stake perennial on the vector  Evolution.

Ironically you’d also find India had even that technology to have World’s first Peace Keeping Forces, even before United Nations came into existence. That’s what Gandhi hired for the World War,  Right? So they lost it as close as that. The natives had the sense of Governance, but not the ruler. Gandhi didn’t know what he was hiring.

Had Gandhi known what he was hiring, Neta Shubhash wouldn’t have to be reduced to India, and wouldn’t have those chocolate bombs dropped ever over Japan. Would have been units of massive peace keeping forces on two fronts, Left and Right, and would have been Negotiations. Wouldn’t have been NATO, would have been IATO, the Indo-Atlantic Treaty Organisation working towards Optimum most Security beginning From Alaska to Trivandrum, from Trivandrum to Perth. Had been No Pakistan, No Bangladesh, and had turned the world Solar by 80s. Wouldn’t have been any Gulf Escalation, would Dubai have Got Burj Khalifa in 1991 and Saudi Arabia getting the artificial citizen on 01/01/2000 as memorial to ace Y2K. And would have been Tokyo and New York less polluted. Would have been Singapore a weekend joint for Indians. And for those who eloped for Love, would have been Tel-Aviv the hideout. And had been India, always a sub-continent. Would have been the Human Evolution Fast and Fluid.

You as a citizen pay it back by choosing to live, choosing to consume, choosing to buy, choosing to multiply, all here. In Delhi’s Air, or by the Bellandur Flames in Bangalore, or into the BMC’s jurisdiction at Mumbai Terminal. You choose to stay despite the knowledge that its the land which will pay the 123rd worst mileage per unit effort, when begins a vicious cycle, just at the moment as you choose, as we talk about 2017, landing back to the moment present on the timelines of Evolution.

Which is about this furore is. Of the vicious cycle of conflicts because of incumbent conflicts, over the mother conflict- of Conflicts of Interests, of conflicts of short run and long run, finally getting reduced to at the ground levels in micro as the basic conflict:  who paid, with how much. Begins Trust being at loggerheads with Mis-trust, carrying though one unit of Divide vs Rule vs many Divides vs Rules vs many units of Divide and Rule to end up into a wide range of varieties of Rules, to finally give into an assortments of Divides, like a world’s hypermart of divides.

You know what happens next!

Yes, exactly about what the furore is all about, where the matter phasej. Creates Flipkart, Sachin Bansal, runs Flipkart Tiger Global. Dies Bokaro, Rises Shanghai. In comes hunger, In comes stress, In comes Kasab, In comes Government of India: Unity in Diversity snugs in Government of India, silently, when none’s watching.

Therafter you live for life expectancy of 68 on average, 14 short of all great lands which developed along the same time frame as you, under $1500 per capita, 87% of the workforce works under sectors informal as labours off roll, under $120 a month. Passport 80th worst, ill branded, less paid. Inside India you’ve the top 1% of the population DJ-ing the 58% the wealth or the potential stored for Opportunities and on another end, a Parle-G with tea serving for breakfasts followed by a kg of rice if available, to end with Tharra Desi (country liquor) to finally dissipate into violence domestic for 800 millions almost . The luckiest ones however, craft dreams of fire in the city Traffic, as we land to the instant present of 2017, in the ages After Indian Demonetisation of 2016, descending to the day India pipping the US in count of smartphones.

Smartphones workout as Handhelds in the hands of customers, as devices to bring economies of scales in transactions. That pivotal tool to align the world into JIT (Just in Time) of transactions and businesses and crimes. Sending off the days of storage, forecasting and Sales to obsolete to transit into the days of Make to Order and Communications. From the days of Shaky Sales to Make on Order. But as you see, there have been people, communities, nationalities, or volumes of mobs of different scales to play decelerators to the Evolution. Today they’re striving for a salvage of old positions, without evolving, while ignorant as they’ve been always by blood. Someone told them, from the Days of “Shaky Sales” in the days of smartphones, they could eye for the days of “Fishy Sales”. And is the conflict, the furore, which we’re to judge. And you know of the stakes, of the control to world’s catchment of customers, of One-third the World Trade. So is the Noise and the Chaos.

We’re to go find, the roots and stems, body and sternums. Keep the belts fastened, we’re to shift gears.

We’re to run through the trial of biggest of conflicts: of maintenance of the process of conflicts, of the triggers to the vicious cycles. Of orientation of world, of the split of Karma, of buckets of verbs, of distinction between Businesses and Crimes. That by taking the model use case of  Indian Conflicts of Conflicts of Interests Post Demonetisation. And somewhere through that, as a hobby, to tell Gandhi what is Unorganised.

To not lose in the maze of turns, mind the colors of fonts.

The Conflict: The  Government of India processed Demonetisation.

The Accusation: The Unorganised businesses are dying

Stakeholders: a) You, the 78th worst passport holder and  88 times less paid per hour to a US counterpart. 14 short in life expectancy against the Global elites. b) Start Up Kumar: The Unregistered Entrepreneur c) Rahul Gandhi: 1/545 the Government of India, d) the Government of India e) Global citizen paying less for goods for the stability in the Pacific, with a goal to drive Happy Human Evolution. 

And we begin with a top down approach.  Killing Problems by weightage of Constraints, one by one, bit by bit. May get a tad longer, but you know whom its addressed to!

With 99% Cash back into the banks, we assume demonetisation didn’t harm anyone adversely but for those who died in the queues. Designating them as Martyrs of System for calculation convenience. Say on the note of deaths, we’ve a range of uncontrolled deaths from Pradyuman’s at School to Dr Deepak Amarpurkar of Mumbai swept down the gutters, to Bhopal Gas tragedies to Train Accidents to attacks of 26/11 including hundreds of Dantewadas and Uri ambush. From honest civil services officers to Farmers, every one, but with little control. Government of India never really had control over Mortality right from the onset of Daddy Gandhi, though it did manage a fair pace with human evolution, pushing it from 45 to 68 since independence. We used to have more riots per capita per day or in British Raj than the GOI-Raj. To take note is the fact Demonetisation killed none in human. A mini-conclusion for the time being.

Next we go to the structure of Businesses, the entities speculated to die beyond the humans- the livelihoods, or as under inverted commas, those “Unorganised Businesses”.

Are Businesses Unorganised? If yes, which part and why? What makes Businesses Unorganised and the factors? And finally what a unorganised business means. Who are the Unorganised Businesses?

Going by technicalities on legal papers, according to National Commission for Enterprises the Unorganised Sector, are unincorporated private enterprises owned by individuals or households engaged in the sale or production of goods and services operated on a proprietary or partnership basis and with less than ten total workers. Out of the 458 million persons employed in India, 87 percent or over 400 million work in the unorganised sector, generating 50.6 percent of the country’s GDP of the 458 million persons employed in India. (And to deduce you’d say 50% of the GDP stands unorganised, under the gun)

Add a food for thought to take a small pause: Can 50% of your GDP be Unorganised. It includes farming. And from the political and factual corner, Has the GDP retracted by half? Who’s the one who’s dying? And will you find the vicious cycle exfoliating and myths bursting.

If you take a deep dive, to scroll through floors and ceilings and beyond, you’d find no business ever, as long as it was a business, was never any of them Unorganised. You’d find they were not vendors, not hawkers, not service providers, not a “Rediwala”, not a “Thelawala, not a Warren Buffet, not Elon Musk, not Larry Page, not Jobs, not Sachin Bansal, not Bikanerwala, not Google, not Citi, not HDFC, not Airtel, not Edission, not Bezos, not Toyota, but all they were, “Gods of Livelihoods” as drivers of evolution.

And as you scan and scavenge the depths shallower, you’d find, no business, no transaction executed ever without a string of processes. That businesses ran on a fundamental of identity, or brands, from that ferrywala to your favourite Kulfiwala to the handcart of vegetables to any streetfoods kart to your favourite i-Phone. Those who have not much of a name plate, you recognise them by face, or by place of standing. You’ll find while standing at place is discipline, dishing out your favourites, customised to taste, budget, need, even monetary condition was a result of processes, recipes, and conscious continuous improvements. So mastered, to make into list of your rank charts of go to guys in your logs, for a particular feature.

As you go down to anatomy, you’ll find, those processes were not just processes but a specialised domain of their own, to go on to give rise to billions of occupations to finish into career options to their levels highest. You’d find they were not processes, but value chains, so engineered to churn unit merchandise at a definite scale. From human resource, to Finance, to Operations to Marketing to Sales and After Sales, they stood for responsibilities. From that roadside hawker to that so called arrogant drop-out Steve Jobs, the guys stood until their products’ lives. Could there be an iota of dis-order for a business to turn business ? Ask that beginning from your nearest food-joint or just any vendor, ranging from a hawker with handcart to Google with brains on hire, you’d find they were all but ‘Effort wala Stand’ built on the back of well structured organisation called Discipline.

He, whom you called or business unorganised, you’d find was the cheapest last mile delivery you could afford. You’d find them you classified to be unorganised, have been delivering till the top of Mount of Everest since thousands of years without ERPs. The Mumbai Dabbawala, a pristine example.

Businesses, they ran on Names, each of them. How could they be Unorganised? And just when you scratch the crust little deeper, you’d find the secret. They were not Unorganised, but all they were Unregulated, for a reason, to yield for other side of organisation of businesses unregulated. Say for instance, “Hafta” of the Police which stands for a daily levy on the stores, stalls, shops or counters on roads in respective jurisdictions informally as informal protection against informal hooligans/ informal security threats or That unregulated hiring of  Gandhi for the informal Peace keeping Forces. You’d find the Un-organisation or the disorder was in Governance, and not in businesses. You’d find there was disorder in regulating and validating businesses, that under a different set up Organised in order to create a consistent supply of informal supply of funds and influence. 

Mark that India has just about 50% of GDP under informal/unorganised sector. That the GOI paid them who paid them, that in proportions. (You need to apply brains here to understand the structure. Every single thing is by design and we’ve hit 3000 words!)

 

 

 

 

 

 

21st Century Governance for a better world, From a Steve Jobs look alike

I hope I’m not making a Godman out of me. I’m yet to find a girl to elope with. And I’m one of the hardest of Atheists you can find. This is to narrate a very unusual incident beyond my comprehension wherein a Steve Jobs look alike almost whitewashed me apparently with knowledge. I happened to go to this place called Kainchi Dham, supposedly the enlightenment points of Steve Jobs and Zuckerberg, only out of curiosity as to why did Steve Jobs recommend Zuckerberg. I wonder if something of this sort happened to Zuckerberg as well. This was the first time ever in life that I went to a temple on my own. I was mentally disturbed, being an entrepreneur isn’t easy here. I bumped into an Old man in a sequence quite similar to Indian fairy mythological tales. He appeared like a Indian baba version of Steve Jobs, and initially I thought him to be some clown or ‘Behrupiya’ so we got into an altercation. To my surprise he turned out to be a learned man, wisest I’d have ever met. He didn’t vanish after talking, but knew my name. We met in June, and then he called in September. And this is no hallucination. I do all the boys stuffs though! He dreamt of Great India, Great World. He called to dream of Redesigning India, not Rapid Transformation, of Great India, not better India. He said not dreaming high is criminal.

Our reasoning gave me few tenets on governance, and then he asked me to get four things implemented for a greater country, as a token to his lessons. This was way back in June, and probably has a relation with this Income Disclosure Scheme,  having a strange spark in his eyes in the name of 30th September as if to be a deadline for all Tax deposits, sorry Citizen Equity as he called. Yes, he asked me to get Taxes redefined as Equity, not beg for people’s money or taxes (his words). More changes, like to restructure government completely like a business, to remove the concept of opposition, to get a regulator for governance, to give eligibility licenses in politics like you give to doctors, to restructure election processes. I didn’t even understand half the things. I just got one concept- Governance is business, Government is the business party created by people which runs businesses of all public utilities.

Naturally, I let the Oldman go. Who would get into governance and country like abstracts? On September 5th happened something I’m yet to comprehend. May Airtel could check. I got a call from a ‘No Number’, after which the SIM went corrupt, leaving behind two spots on my cell phone, and if you can visualize, you can feel like a signature- Steve Jobs, its sort of imagination. It’s a MOTO G 3, may Motorola also could research over this. The SIM is as shiny as new, but unreadable. I hope Airtel could provide me a replacement in a decade. Coming on to the call, it was to enquire on the status. I was first stunned as to status of what, then by the end he offered me a BMW and a Thar along with a seed fund to write this. He said Thar will be given as soon as this reaches you, BMW and the seed fund on 120 Millionth Tax or the equity receipt. And then the phone went off, an overused one, after which I found an unreadable SIM. If my parents come to know, they would get scared, they’ll make me undergo some “Jhad-phunk” kind of thing. And I’ve seen one of these activities once in my village. They wrap people in layers of Quilts under hot sun on a suspended net, fire from the bottom and then ask funny questions, to which anyone would answer any random thing. And if the person doesn’t know making stories, they start beating.

 Minutes of Meeting with Baba

Since a night’s lecture is enormous, and to be honest writing is still more a toil than listening to good things, I’ll give you some points to remember and majorly the four ideas, which started with a brief understanding of business, and it was over 10 hours lecture, expect it to be long, even if it is MOM. Though it’s all common sense. For the ones who watch movies only on reviews, the four ideas are: a) Get a Governance Regulator- Governance Commission of India b) Redefine Tax as Equity- Ownership and answerability of and from government c) Incentivise being good- Preferential access to utilities like airports, 5 stars and so on, use technology (UID and data from my side as well) d) Get elections based on age- Needs and wisdom levels are different in different stages of man. Realign to true form of democracy, leaders for every age group, Remove opposition to accommodate law makers and administrators. Play Ludo not Chess if you need to play. Everybody needs to get home by the end of the day.

The Beginning: As I said, I got into an altercation, assuming the old man to be some clown or beggar. As I whisked him away saying that I didn’t have any money, he retorted back that it was evident from my face. Then he started giving my biography to me. Before I could dig into how he knew me so well, we drifted into start up stuff, and from there, it usually takes a different turn with me, like point of no return. Probably he knew me too well. We talked for almost the whole night. Interestingly the restaurant’s name was also ‘Blessing Inn’. We began and refurbished concepts of life, start ups, customers, business of businesses and so on. Stuck at countries once, and the games played by humans, then came governance. I hope I write as much accurate as possible.

Fundamentals of business: Business is anything that dishes out utilities required to support life consistently without stop. The final product undergoes some processing, and is sold or exchanged for some good, under some banner or name. That nominal party is to be held accountable for as a whole. In case of geographical territory it’s called a Government, in trade its company and so on. Governance is the sum total of processes that you build to control the path towards objectives and value proposition promised at the beginning. Its Project Management. The processes should always have measuring ways, always denoted by metrics and described by numbers. That is why Mathematics is called language of universe. If you don’t have numbers, mapped to any process, you’re fooling around and you’re illiterate. Masters of functions that process the utilities are employees and those who organise on behalf of these employees are called entrepreneurs or heads or anything. For an entrepreneur governance is the only business while for an employee its skill. Nothing is permanent but for the business, and nobody does a favour to anyone in the chain. Any assumed favour is corruption, which corrodes the functions or governance process, which should be the last thing to come in any form of business. (In sum total he said to treat Governance as a business function, and not to do it as or for favour).

Government and Governance: To define government, it’s the business party created by people coming together, to care about businesses of business what they couldn’t on their own, and to make fair rules to play life as a sport. Augmenting civic infra-structures and rules, regulations and policies. Assuming life is unfair, don’t who said, as if life was a punishment, it’s the business of the quests to drive it to the fairest level. Governance is the business process or project management.

This unraveled a market for law makers and knowledge. But then you didn’t have entrepreneurs. Note that there is no occupation like politics, and to what is called politics is a glamorous name o prisoners’ dilemma to appear important.(the story of importance will come later) The profession is Law making and Management, and to what is called political parties, should be research institutions of laws and policies.

Now you know where the political parties of the world land up, the world’s oldest of parasites, reflected by their names, reproduced out of same words. Ever seen or heard something like Quality Assured Governance Party? Ever saw a political outfit even close to research on laws? All they are marketing houses of opinions, with no identity of their own, then cartels, cartels of importance. Importance to shouts to close life, to call strikes, to burn shops, to snatch livelihoods. Governance is getting 3500 security guards for a year in a city that needs security instead of 76 crore advertisement, efficient advertisement is having 100 security men/km2 . Governance is treating people like customers, not Dalit, not Muslim, not Minority, not trader, not backward, not tribal.

Then he gave a slew of reforms, sharing my favourite four. This is how it goes.

  1. Set a Regulatory authority- Governance Commission of India: A body that frames, maintains, publishes indices and interpretable data on state of affairs, and benchmarks governance. It should quantify governance with relevant metrices, HDI, Gini Coefficient, number of cases pending in courts, number of litigations versus incumbent laws, and so on. A body that sets decorum, gives licenses for practice of law making both at individual levels and institutional levels, a body that fixes accountabilities for any mis-governance. A body that evaluates and benchmarks Quality Assurance in Governance.
    For any market to work fair, there has to be published norms, quality assurance, accountabilities and scope. Indian law making market has none with almost no entry barrier but for one age and citizenship, devoid of any quality checks.
  2. Redefine Tax- It’s always Equity if its democracy: This has a short story, also secret of i-phone.This term which means suffering is the biggest symbol of deceit and single source of all sufferings around. And the word remains the ‘I agree’ to all sufferings, more sufferings and no change. Also the symbol that humans are just another animal who can talk, equally ignorant of the idea of being fair as any animal. So this tax which originated with a lazy and bullish early man over a weaker one, carried forward to monarchies and kingdoms. One day came an employee to account for money to the ruler. Note that he was an employee, encountered this strange source of income without a sale, found it coming off sufferings of inhabitants, so coined it tax. For rulers it didn’t matter, employees knew what their jobs weren’t. As population surged, resources squeezed, rulers broke, emerged numerous micro-kingdoms, thus important people, and then cartels of important people and then finally a new terms to distinguish- Democracy and Republic. Ever since the race for importance continued, so did i-people, i-governments and i-governance (all forms). And one day i-Phone, important phone for important people, from the most important guy. Thus the important price, and hence the i-regret, or just one regret (He went a little bit sober thereafter).
    When you set a business party, it needs capital to begin, thus equity. With equity comes ownership, comes answerability. Then comes care, then comes transparency and but then came black money. You didn’t need transparency, scared you coated it black inside. Tax kept Taxing. Then came the window to evade, then came counters of rebates and favours. Just in case someone ever get to ask, they got a glacier replica called ‘Subsidy’.  No statements, No reports, All gifts. Rigged by design, Supported by ignorance, lived with treachery. Of the i-people, for the i-people, by the i-people.
    Remember for every rupee of black money there’s some loose change in some employee’s pocket. You ignored the government and the government ignored you. Remember they told you at the beginning, “Wealth and Knowledge increase with sharing”. You’d none.
  3. Incentivise doing good, Penalise doing bad: Can you fly if you’re not good enough to keep equity with government? You might, build your own runways, own Air-traffic control or shell out more than other loyal customers. Give that security guy at the airport gate a code to scan, not to read names. This is as simple as that. To make this a habit you can make tons of schemes around revolving debit-credit mechanisms. (This also means, its tough to write long)
     
  4. Restructure the Electorate (From switchboard to dartboard): Ever seen a business with opposition? No workplace requires opposition, opposition is outside. Businesses have goals, so should Governments of civilized states. Why the need of cartel, why the room for cartelization?  Elect a team. Not select pawns. Let the counter-friction stop by election. You choose wisest people to make laws. Play, win or lose, don’t fix, don’t bet. Counter-control doesn’t need people, it needs mechanisms. Let it remain law making and management.
    When you intend to make laws and policies, and you talk of democracy, the governing pool should resemble the electorate as much as possible, as much granular, arranging for needs and limitations. Not all can be reflected in external abstract as governance. Government is external. ‘Accountable Life-support’ not the life. So you have tiers of governments- central, state, local and so on. Get efficient government, not duplicate governments. Let the profile change with profile of governance. National issues need national people, known by all national means, national or international achievements. Let the national team be a sample of the nation. Let the seven stages of man show. Make the electorate look like a dartboard, not switchboard, and not people racing to own switches.
    (In India’s case, for Central government, divide country into five zones- North, East, North East, South and West, elect 110 MPs from each zone, in age buckets (numbers based on population weightage) Get a 550 mix to be a National Governance Team thereafter, it will resemble population. Align to nature to closest possible to get balanced solutions to real problems, not games. )

The Ending: Well, tired after speaking we dozed off in my car, front seats. I woke up alone, and yes the car was open, unlocked, that means he went like going. I asked the restaurant guy, no body knew of him. May Uttarakhand Police look for him.

Image Credits: Boston University