We often get inspired from the successful technology entrepreneurs to learn their story of life in persuation of wisdom. In this busy day to day life we have lost in touch with our rich cultural heritage which teaches us so many aspects of life. Let’s look back into time to our roots and explore the words of wisdom. “Bhagvad Gita” the ancient scripture which has some great hidden casket of knowledge. We hope that it will help entrepreneurs to get inspired.

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1. Karma without anticipation of result or outcome

“KarmanyeVadhikaraste Ma PhaleshuKadachana,

Ma Karma PhalaHeturBhurmaTeySangostvaAkarmani”

In the journey of entrepreneurship, the focus should be on work as this is the ultimate karma rather than the anticipation of the outcome. Your focus should be towards enjoying the journey of execution, rather than the focus towards to the final product. The end result is uncertain, but enjoying the whole process will take you to the ultimate goal.

2. Adapt to changes quickly

“vasamsi jirnani yatha vihaya

navani grhnati naro ’parani

tatha sarirani vihaya jirnany

anyani samyati navani dehi”

The important lesson for the entrepreneurs is to adapt to the changes quickly. Things change everyday, so don’t get stuck with your initial vision, and learn to change with time. Each change brings with it an ample of opportunities, so learn to adapt and explore those opportunities. Be openminded and ready to absorb things.

3. Be open to everything and attached to nothing

“tasmad asaktah satatam karyam karma samacara

asakto hy acaran karma param apnoti purushah”

Attachment gives strength to work, but limits us from exploring the possibilities and makes our growth difficult. Don’t be too attached to your work, as it makes your journey as an entrepreneur difficult and closed. Be open minded about the everyday evolving market changes, and adapt with time.

4. Have control over your anger

“krodhaadbhavatisammohahsammohaatsmritivibhramah |

smritibhramshaadbuddhinaashobuddhinaashaatpranashyati ||”

Being an entrepreneur, have control over your anger. Anger takes away the ability of reasoning, and with it brings confusion and chaos. The purpose is lost if the goal gets diverted. Its important to free themselves from anger. Focus is the ultimate solution, so never lose it.

5. Everything pure has a covering which can be misleading

“dhumenavriyate vahnir yathadarso malena ca

yatholbenavrto garbhas tatha tenedam avrtam”

Don’t get persuade by the covering, as there might be something different hidden behind the cover. Keep the covering of desire out of the underlying knowledge, as it is the knowledge that will help you grow. Take decisions by judging the real self, rather then the artificial covering.

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Biplab Ghosh

Biplab lives his life around technology and is particularly keen to explore the intersection of technology and human behaviour. Always looking for new ideas, and ways that can make things simpler. He is a geek with the flair for travel and has great passion for music and theatres.

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