My first year at Sarcha Advisors
Essay 1: My Journey
I completed my first year at Sarcha Advisors and it has been nothing short of an amazing journey.
I would like to take an opportunity to reflect on the learnings of my last 36 years.
I believe it is experiences and interactions with the people that we meet at varying stages of life that define who we are as individuals.
I have very fond memories and learnings from my interactions with Dr. Singh at Ranbaxy, Brij Mohan Lall Ji, and Om Prakash Ji at Hero. I have been extremely lucky to have seniors like Mr. Sunil Munjal at Hero, Mr. Vinay Kaul, and Mr. DS Brar at Ranbaxy; they had tremendous faith and trust in my capabilities and gave me the freedom and authority to work on some very large projects. I will always cherish time spent at Hero and Ranbaxy. The stint as CEO of Hero BPO was a defining moment of my career, it made me feel much younger as a 21-year-old; energetic and building purpose-driven culture around core values
Over the years, I have become more right-brain aligned and make decisions “DilSe” ( from the heart ) while creating a win-win.
One year is too short to share learnings but what has changed is that I have the abundance of time to focus on my higher purpose and enjoy the journey. I think of myself as a 21-year-old student of psychology, philosophy, and digital technologies.
My new friends, Founders and Owners and management teams of start-ups and businesses keep me on my toes and teach me a lot. I have done over 20 Angel Investments; I read, watch, and listen about the subjects of my interest and those that are of interest to the founders and owners. Apart from that I also like to write short blogs on topics and issues facing the founders and owners and personal and business philosophy.
Essay 2: Sharing Life Experiences and Interactions with Founders and Owners
When I started my new journey 2, I had committed to share my learnings based on my experiences of 36 years and intertwine with new information based on interactions with over 150 founders and 20 start-up Investments. I have written over 100 posts on Linkedin out of which I have posted over 50 blogs on my website sarchaadvisors.com.
The blogs are covered under different 3 buckets; I have outlined some of the key topics covered under the 3 buckets below:
- Start-Up’s articles and frameworks:
- Values and Purpose
- Founders’ Dilemmas
- Dilution – Valuation vs Value Creation
- Choosing a Partner
- Enjoy the Creation
- Growth and Scale
- Empower Teams
- Interaction with founders
- COVID essays
- Business & Personal Philosophy articles
- Founders and Owners Mindset
- DilSe philosophy of Investment
- Values-driven win-win negotiation
- Power of teams
- Achieving great outcomes, power of Gratitude
- Family Office articles
- A framework of family office
- Role of family in managing wealth
- Family office as a business
- Investing during uncertain and anxious times
I have been blessed to build new friends and have started to enjoy my newfound passion for writing to contribute to the founders’ journey.