Entrepreneurship was on the agenda at the SCMS Industry Interface Interaction session on the 30th of January, 2013. George Varghese, Knowledge Partner, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Kochi, addressed the gathering, speaking on entrepreneurship as an option to a normal management career.
Varghese cited examples from real life and pointed to famous leaders from various industries, outlining their success stories to inspire and motivate the students. An excellent and enthusiastic speaker, he captured the students’ attention as he outlined the pleasures and pitfalls of entrepreneurship. In the end, Varghese urged students to take the leap into entrepreneurship saying, “Despite the risks involved, there is no better satisfaction than a career you’ve created yourself.”
After his presentation came the interaction, with students getting a chance to question him on various aspects of an entrepreneurial life. As student Chithra Eapen said, “He had our attention captured with the tiny tit-bits of information and stories, and time simply flew.” “I’m really glad I came,” remarked Chtira. “I know entrepreneurship can be risky, but after hearing Mr. Varghese speak, I’m beginning to think that the satisfaction you get will be worth the risk.”
“Someone once said that‘entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t’,” said another student after attending the talk.“After listening to Mr. Varghese, I think that’s true – you’ll work harder when you work for yourself and the rewards will be much greater when you succeed.”