When I was 8 years old, I took part in a Kabaddi match in school. I was a small child and probably a liability to my team. Towards the end of the game, I was the last kid standing on my team and had to go to the opponent’s half. They quickly got me down and I was on the floor, trying to crawl toward the centre line with four or five other kids on top of me. But somehow with the last ounce of strength left in me, and pure will power, I moved forward & pulled their entire team with me and my finger crossed the line. Our team won.
My belief is that everyone needs these moments when you are challenged. They help you understand yourself better. When you are stretched & tested, it takes your very best effort (and sometimes a bit of magic) to move forward. These moments tell you what you are made up of and what you’re capable of. I felt that I was not getting these moments anymore in my career. And so I left. To start my own firm – on my own terms (more on this in a later post). I have a start-up – geektrust.in and I hope that my creativity, intelligence, resourcefulness & perseverance are stretched to its maximum in my new journey.
Geektrust is, and will continue to test me. I’m sure of that. In a way, that’s what I’d like you to get out of Geektrust as well. I want to put you in touch with interesting opportunities that challenge you and help you understand your full potential.
Imagine 100 developers being able to fulfill their true potential, building & influencing kickass products. Imagine these developers, who are cocooned in India’s large services companies, currently building services & platforms for customers they’ll never see, coming forward to build products that shape India’s software industry.
I will probably never get to work in the different countries I worked in while at ThoughtWorks. Nor may I visit these wonderful places again. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities I’ve received. But for now, new challenges await.