Life's a Pitch

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Convocation Speech by Kris Nair

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  • 1. Boring PPT of the day #9
    By this chap called Kris Nair, and I dunno who it is!

2. tell me a story -- every child
3. LIFE IS A PITCH!
KRIS NAIR
CEO, Opdrage Venture Partners L.P
{here onwards will be known for making the most demoralizing college speech ever}
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4. 5. Sourced and sold international science magazines to his school friends, when he was 9.
6. BRAGGING RIGHTS
+ 4 other failed/semi failed ventures
Building businesses, since 1999
Babysitting Entrepreneurs, since 2007
Companies backed: 34
Number of jobs created: 12,000
The Opdrage Hybrid Business Model
Slightly famous for: 100,000 {Low-Income / Micro}
Later: Create a dent in the Universe
7.
{if you dont know that, date a geek}
8. Q: Worlds most abused interview question ever?

9. this is the part where I get seriously unpopular.All great truths begin as blasphemies --GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
WARNING*
10. MBA:
REHABILITATING UNEMPLOYABLE ENGINEERS. SINCE 1965
11. Because
Casual Reasoning
Effectual reasoning
12. McKinsey & Sons
BCG, Monitor, Goldman and others
13. Stop BSing!
Great companies (read entrepreneur driven) want to hire/invest in great minds who will be successful with or withoutthem!
so stop bullshitting that you are great, and show them, what you *DID*
14. The problem with some MBA degrees
the right answer will get a date with
15. Managerial Thinking Casual Reasoning
Distinguishing characteristic:
Selecting between given means to achieve a pre-determined goal
16. Strategic Thinking Creative Casual Reasoning
Distinguishing characteristic:
Generating new means to achieve pre-determined goals
17. Entrepreneurial Thinking Effectual Reasoning
Distinguishing characteristic:
Imagining possible new ends using given set of means
18. HUGH MACLEOD
The price of being a wolf is loneliness; the price of being a sheep is boredom
Choose one or the other with great care
19. Answer to the most clich question:
20. The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
Thats 42: the answer to the question of life, universe and everything!
21. E for
22. How to become one?
the famous question
23. WHY
24. An entrepreneur is a self-employed person working 16 hours a day to avoid working 8 hours a day for someone else
25. 26. So, what makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial?
27. They believe in a 'yet-to-be-made' future can substantially be shaped by human action!
28. Pause & yawn!
PART 2
(serious show-off coming next: 3 stories)
29. Three simple Stories
Knock Knock
Tan Tan
Hunt Hunt
30. 1. Knockin' on Heaven's Door
till your buckles bleed
chasing cars b) the first step to the final step
31. CHASING CARS
How I raised my first external investment in my first company, when I was 17
32. THE SAFETY, HONOUR AND WELFARE OF YOUR COUNTRY COME FIRST, ALWAYS AND EVERY TIME.THE HONOUR, WELFARE AND COMFORT OF THE MEN YOU COMMAND COME NEXT.
33. success comes from repeated attempts, falling down after many failures, getting back up with help of friends. just don't quit.
34. . There ought to be a picture of you in the dictionary under persistence, kid.
- Gordon Gekko
35. 2. LIFES NEVER FAIR.
its tan!
36. #FAIL
You can fail so very often. But you are not a failure until you give up.
Dealing with failure is easy: Work hard to improve. Success is also easy to handle: You've solved the wrong problem. Work hard to improve.
I fail everyday!
37. The best writing is rewriting.
fail fast. fail often.
38. In this world, to become a visionary, you need scars.
the demons, falls and scars of my life
39. Fall down, make a mess, break something occasionally. And remember that the story is never over.
You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.
40. 3. HUNT, LUST
defines you.
41. ADDICTIONS
Monthly Salary
42. ATM
Aukaat Telling Machine
43. Future:Every-time you look at it, it changes, because you looked at it.And that changes everything else.
44. YAWNNN! TOOMUCH OF GYAN!
Last slide coming soon!
45. Productize yourself
if I ever have to give you a career advice
46. If its not a hit, switch.
and keep switching
47. Inspiration is perishable.
get inspired, every moment
48. Strive every day to live your life like you are a 50-foot fire falcon
49. LUST IS WHAT DEFINES YOU
Lust life. If someone say lifes short, slap him
LIFE IS LONG!
and nobody is going to get-out of here alive!
50. "Believe it or not we are still in the very early stages of what we want to do."
-- Larry Page, Co-Founder
51. Let the world change you and you can change the world
- Che Guevara
52. REAL MEN HUNT THEIR OWN DINNER.
Congratulationsand always remember:
-- KRIS NAIR
53. Thanks for listening (and for the shoes)
To send me love / hate / hugs, please visit
http://about.me/krisnair
2011 KrisNair (some rights reserved. Copy cats will die in hell)