Rahul is the Founder & CEO of Indianroots.com.
Gabbar Singh was an astute Management Guru as is reflected in some of the timeless and some crazy management lessons he delivered through the movie Sholay.
Here are the few managements lessons that a startup can learn from Gabbar:
Jo darr gaya samjho mar gaya
Courage and enterprise are important factors for laying the successful foundation of a growth oriented business.
Kitne admi the?
Its important to know the competition and its size. Gabbar understood this pretty well and he knew that even a small team can make a difference.
Arey o sambha kitna inam rakhe hai sarkar hum par
Promoting one’s own brand is very much important for a startup and to be reiterated always.
6 goli aur aadmi 3
Gabbar created an illusion where his people had a chance of survival but he kills them in the next scene. Means either perform or perish.
Le ab goli kha
Sometimes in the interest of the organisation/startup you have to take hard decisions. So don’t feel bad when you have to ‘fire’ some employees.
Jab tak tere pair chalenge uski saans chalegi
This is the classic carrot and stick approach. “Tere pair ruke toh yeh bandook chalegi!!”
Yeh ramgadh waale apni beti ko kaun chaki ka aata khilate hai re
Market research is important to understand value proposition of your startup !!