People say ‘women can’t do business’. There is a saying ‘Bengalis can’t do business’. Many left Kolkata saying ‘You can’t run a Startup in Kolkata’. Stop, stop, stop! Who cares what people say? Rather let me introduce you to a person, who has dispelled all these myths, and growing a Startup in Kolkata, inspite of being a Bengali woman. Meet Somrwita Guha, the coolest boss and young owner of Papercup.
From inception of my thoughts about business, marketing , commerce and all related terms I always lived with a dream of having my own business, handling employees and becoming a world class leader. But always had a theoretical doubt, which later turned out to be a practical one.
I’m back with another very inspiring interview in your favorite #IconsAround series. And this is very special for me. Because I met this person during a Kolkata Tweetup in 2010 when I first started using Social Media. Since then I am blessed to have this person as a friend. Though I couldn’t meet this person face-to-face in all these years, but following him online daily. I’ve observed closely over the years how that law student I had met over coffee, has grown into an inspiring Entrepreneur spreading legal education among masses. Beyond legal education, his posts inspire people to do what they love. But above all, if you get to talk to this person, you’ll learn what humility is all about. Keep reading.
Do you think that your college education determines your career? Do you believe that it’s impossible to balance personal and professional life? I am sure you will think differently after you read Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury’s story. Born and brought up in Kolkata, average student, studied Hotel Management & BBA, didn’t get good placement from college, struggled to get first job … Today? One of the leading digital marketing professionals in the country with more than 12 years of experience in the field; he not only worked for various types of businesses, from startups to multinationals in various roles, as a consultant, he has a stellar reputation with clients across the globe. And above all, as much as he loves the world of Internet, he loves and takes care of his family too! In spite of being busy in work and family, he takes time to guide & inspire others (specially youth) who wants to step into the world of social media and digital marketing. Read on to know the whole story.
If you are reading this post, 99.99% probability is either you don’t know about Network Marketing or you think you know about Network Marketing. No offense but I’ve met very few people who actually know what Network Marketing industry really is. If you know nothing and willing to learn, nice. But if you think you know everything, please think again. How did you come to know about it?
If you are a Startup (I mean you are the person founding it) or an Entrepreneur or an HR person looking for ideas and inspiration to take your business to great heights, then you shouldn’t miss this one. This 127-slides simple power-point presentation is being called one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley and it has been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. I’ll summarize some of the best lessons I learned from it. Keep reading.