Thursday, April 24, 2008

In search of excellence in Business Plan writing

What could be the benchmark of the excellence in writing .

All writings are someway different, and they reflect different perspective . There is a preference of narrative styles, over others .

Can good writing be just a good style ?

Recently , I was listening to an eminent novel writer . She was describing , how poetry writers , listens a music, and tries to catch that music in words . For her , novel writing is different then that . It is essentially people oriented .So she catches charcter. And that's why , novel writing is more about characters, and seeing those characters living in reality , facing the problems .

Infact , intially every novel writer, is very unhapy . As he could not make out the characters. Or they don't stand together as a whole story . But with time things get easy and then the fun of writing starts, when the plot slowly unreveals to the writer, in the process of writing .

To me , it sound similar, to Business plan writing process. This month , I was writing two Busines plans . They are of two industry . One is in outsourcing . Other is in telecom. As a Business plan writer , I can't write plan by listening music , or observing characters . For me , it is understanding the entreprenuer.

When I listened the vision of the entreprenuer , and felt the passion of him . It seems to be little easier . But it started becoming fun, when I started writing, and I started discovering the rules of a completly new Industry and a new business . It was an experience of unrevealing plot also.

Though the audience of novel and poetry are different than a Business plan . One is targeted towards a larger population, and other towards a limited section of people . I found the process of writing is same , though the knowledge may vary widely .

So , what could be a benchmark of an excellent business plan . And who sets it . Is it also same , like novel writing and poetry writing.

The benchmark here is different . In one case it is the sales volume . Whether , it becomes a best-seller or not, defines the excellence of a Novel or a poetry book.

In case of Business plan the benchmark is the value. After seeing the plan , how much the investor would be ready to invest into the Business ? And how many would be interested to invest ?

In one case , the number of customer matters , in other case the value paid by the customer matters . Still, the question remains , is it a real criteria for excellence ?

Are all best sellers, excellent books ?

Are all business plan which fetches huge investment , excellent plans ?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Why do I write a Business Plan?

I write plans . Plans of different type . Good and Bad plans. There are so many things on which people plans . They plans there wedding , they plans there shopping , they plans there earning . Infact ,we encounter the excercise of planning in every moment of our life . It is something omnipresent, in every thought which we think . A good thought is called as a good thought , when it is a planned thought . It has a logical flow , a coherence , a harmony.

On all these types of plan , I could only manage myself to write a Business plan . Both for me and for my clients . I get fascinated , writing a business plan . Sometimes , it was not easy , when I could not understand the principle objectives of business . When it is not there, as an expressed entity . The writing seems to be losing the coherence . But when the objective is understood . And the business paradigm is connected to the social paradigm . It's a fun to write a plan . There are so many dimension come out from a business , when we plan a business . Never before , I could have thought so creatively about the business , if I would not write plans about them .

Every Business are different, and so is the plan . Sometime , it could be quite absorbing and engaging when you are completly immersed, on chooosing a future direction of a company. It's an ecstatic experience go through , and gives a feeling , like doing an intellectual orgasm.

And then sometimes , I ask this question to me , why do I write a Business plan ?. I didn't started with writing plans . Specifically Business plans . I started with writing poetry . Recently I wrote a article about it in Helium. However while moving with my education and profession , I find a lot of fun and love on writing a business plan.

It's been 10 years, I have been writing some or other forms of Business plan. For me and for others. There is a mental process which is involved , with each of this plans .And that, is the most engaging experience . It helps to me fine tune my business thoughts . And somewhere , I go on finding new meaning for writing Business plans.

Monday, April 21, 2008

The Vision of India

A half century ago, an Indian Sage and visionary was uttering the same words as the modern mind is realizing now.

“India of the ages is not dead nor has she spoken her last creative word; she lives and has still something to do for herself and the human peoples. And that which must seek now to awake is not an anglicised oriental people, docile pupil of the West and doomed to repeat the cycle of the occident's success and failure, but still the ancient immemorable Shakti recovering her deepest self, lifting her head higher towards the supreme source of light and strength and turning to discover the complete meaning and a vaster form of her Dharma” ...

Watch the video in youtube

As plans India plans the world ...

Planet India: How the Fastest-Growing Democracy is Transforming America and the World

Award-winning author and essayist Mira Kamdar, a senior fellow at the World Policy Institute and associate fellow of the Asia Society, wrote a book on India. Based in New York, she brings to her book, a bi-national personal background and a life that has spanned India and the United States for over four decades.Mira has a very strong message to share with the world . Focusing on why India's future matters not just to itself, but to the whole world, she says, India is the world in microcosm; its challenges are the common challenges we all face. Yet something new is emerging out of India's demographic power, stark necessity for survival and the visionary energy of countless individuals in India who are daring to imagine a future based on new economic and social paradigms. India's success in finding innovative solutions to its problems could catapult it to the top of the new world order and save us all. "As goes India, so goes the world."

Can we say it also in these way ? - "As plans India ... So plans the world "