Sunday, April 29, 2007

Will this be the turning point of my life?

Will this be the turning point of my life?

Last Friday, one of my old buddies called me, stating that he wanted to discus a business proposition with me. (Even though I call him buddy, he is much more older to me). We had a general conversation over the phone, and he wanted me to meet him that evening. This old buddy of mine is a business analyst (or whatever you may want to call it). The company he's representing is considered to be one of the leading business enterprises in the country. The idea behind the meeting was to retrieve important data from a system which could also be referred to as a "database" although it's not an ordinary database which anyone could create. He expects a lot from it and wanted to retrieve almost all the information possible, using a simple program, which he could easily operate. We had a long conversation and I finally came up with a solution which satisfied his requirements.

That night, before going to bed I was walking in circles, in my room wondering if I could run my own software company. Managing a company is always a difficult task, since I belong to a business family, I don't think this would be a problem, because I have learned the mistakes which my parents made, when managing our own family business. Also, I have to prepare myself to accept failures since failures are the pillars of a companies success.

Presently, I am working on a design in developing an "artificial pancreas" that would help diabetes patients to overcome their disease. Until now, no organization has come forward to assist me in the development of this idea which I think can be beneficial to society. So far, I have got 6 projects running in my head and the question which always rises in my mind is, "How am I going to work on these projects, when no one is coming forward with any help?". Well, the company which I will start would probably help me. God Willing!

During this week, I had several rounds of discussions with our Institutes Head of the Department (HOD), in getting advics to form the company. Several senior students and a company offered help in uplifting the business. Despite my semester exams next week, I will have to prepare a business proposal and several other documents for a meeting with a top official in the trade.

I would like to shout out at Bill Gates and Jonathan Schwartz, "hey Bill and Jonathan watch out, I will ruin your business, shortly!".

1 comment:

one said...

Have you tried contacting Prof Rizvi Sheriff in Colombo. He is into Kidney and urinary related medical research and may be interested in your machine? He is a classmate of mine from Royal and I am sure he will be willing to hear you out. Try him, please.