Sunday, December 6, 2015

Integrating the opposite Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg (Entrepreneur)

I read that when Mark was feeling stuck Steve Jobs convinced Mark Zuckerberg to travel to India and visit same temples he did. Why India? India is on the opposite side of the globe when looked from Silicon Valley with a difference of day and night. The first thing a person needs to do is adjust their body clock which needs resetting. You are dealing with a different culture which is diverse, people are rich and poor. When coming from Silicon Valley where things are planned for you. You are in a place where you needs to plan everything. It will be a mind-shock. Steve jobs Apple didn’t had much operations in India at that time so probably was not a professional advice... it was probably to widen the horizon. I consider Mediation a part of Spirituality. When we feel stuck we need to consider the following.


We cannot solve the problems with the same thinking that the problem was created with. We need to disengage and then engage to be able to view the problem with a different perspective or different thought process. Meditation can help you disconnect and then connect back.


Meditation and engaging in spirituality helps us relax which in turn energize and rejuvenate our mind. It helps us connect with our inner self. When we connect with our inner self we understand happiness we are able to connect with others easily.


Once we understand our self we can have empathy... We can understand other and know what can gives them happiness. With this understanding one can come up with a good product which connects with the user/consumer. Mark Zuckerberg to donate 99% of his wealth

Integrating the opposite

We know and believe in what we are doing... to think opposite will be hardest thing to do... We need to try thinking in all the opposite/direction... Once we are aware of extremes we understand the spectrum for broader perspective as success is always in between extremes. Without it one can be successful, but may have less probability of redefining industries like Apple or Facebook.

Eternal Happiness and Material Happiness

Material happiness is short lived. We should feel constantly happy or connected using a product. Once we stop being happy, we stop using a product. The product should make us feel happy when using it like Apple or feel connected with other like Facebook. I think this is very true for consumer products.

To summarize when you are in a place where you need to think of everything, you are not in the world of you where you are the greatest, you have just visited the other side of you where you were... vulnerable, looking for guidance and was engaged in life. This is a mind shock which can reset the stuck feeling in an entrepreneur as you have challenged yourself to be different and you are back to what you do best as an entrepreneur.
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