5 Lessons Entrepreneurs can learn from Narendra Modi

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From selling tea to becoming the Prime Minister of India, NARENDRA MODI showed the world what it takes to be a leader. No wonder! he is an inspiration for millions of people around the world. His journey offers many takeaways for people(including me) from every walks of life. So here I am sharing  5 basic lessons entrepreneurs can learn from NARENDRA MODI.

(To begin with, 5 Lessons Entrepreneurs can learn from Narendra Modi is based on NARENDRA MODI’s moves from 2016 to the time of writing this post. During this period he took some tough decisions like DEMONETISATION and implementation of G.S.T. He took a tough stand after URI ATTACK. His party faced the election in Uttar Pradesh(One of the largest state of India) and came out with flying colours. He initiated many campaigns like I AM NEW INDIA and appealed the masses to join the campaign.)

And he could do all these because he has a vision – an ambitious vision to build a new India. A New India that is free from corruption, unemployment problem, terrorism, internal security etc. Though I can go on and on but for the benefit of you all I have confined this post to 5 basic lessons we can learn from Narendra Modi.

1. PASSION

The RTI reveals, Narendra Modi has not taken a single day leave ever since he joined the office as Prime Minister in 2014. It clearly shows how passionate Narendra Modi is about his your dreams and vision. And nothing comes between him and his passion, not even the erratic travel schedule. And this level of dedication ultimately brings success.

TAKEAWAY FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Be passionate about your idea, work and vision. A successful entrepreneur  genuinely love his/her work. And are always ready to work those extra hours to make the business succeed.

2. VISION

On 12th March 2017, he came up with a vision.. a vision for a big change.. a vision of NEW INDIA. And he brought these vision with a mission and a timeline. By 2022 he sees new India as, An India;

  • That is driven by innovation, hard work and creativity of the youth
  • Where women have equal opportunities and equal contribution.
  • And where the poor and farmers are truly empowered.
  • Characterised by peace, unity and brotherhood.
  • Free from corruption, terrorism, black money and dirt.  

He appealed the masses to take I AM NEW INDIA Pledge to fulfil this vision of new India. Hence, his vision became the shared vision of India and motivated everyone to work together to accomplish the vision.

“Our vision and commitment is towards the country’s progress, its place in the world and the happiness of its people” – Narendra Modi

TAKEAWAY FOR ENTREPRENEURS: Working without a vision is an exercise in futility. A vision gives you a clear direction for your company and helps you in setting the mission of your company. So, define your vision and share it with all the stakeholders and work together to accomplish it.


Click and watch the video to know what Narendra Modi says to Startup Entrepreneur 


3. THE TEAM

If you are working on a vision to bring about change in the system that existed for 70 long years, you cannot do it alone. You need a team of experts who believes in your vision. And Narendra Modi understands this very well. From bureaucracy to ministerial positions to social media cell, Team Modi means business. And it is there for all to see how ministers like Sushma Swaraj, Suresh Prabhu and others are using social media effectively to solve people’s problems. So if today Modi is been able to give good result, a lot of credit goes to his team who always delivers.

“We walk together, we move together, we think together, we resolve together, and together we take this country forward” – Narendra Modi 

TAKEAWAYS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: One cannot work in isolation. For a venture to flourish, entrepreneurs must invest on hiring the best talents available as their team.

4. RISK TAKER

Date: 8th Nov 2016, Time: 8pm. The historic moment when Narendra Modi announced DEMONETISATION. It was one of the most daring decision he had taken ever. Soon after the announcement the media and the opposition was totally outraged. And they started spreading negative publicity about the government and the party. Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election was round the corner. And in India every one knows the importance of UP in Indian politics. Every one then said it will have an adverse effect on BJP as a party in UP election. Clearly, demonetisation at that moment was the biggest risk Modi had taken as PM.

But Modi was least bothered about the criticism. Because, his ability to take this risk came from his well researched homework.  And UP Election results proved him right. BJP won with the biggest mandate in 30 years of UP’s election history.

And now GST is yet another most debated and criticised topic at moment. But Modi and his team knows, it is a much needed reform for the country.

TAKEAWAYS FOR THE ENTREPRENEURS: Remain true to your vision. Do your homework and be ready to take tough decisions. It might not go well with your organisation or people initially. But it will surely lead to success in the long run.


When most of the media was busy criticising Narendra Modi for Demonetisation I along with my business partner Basant Rai ran a signature campaign #WeAreWithNamo. Click the video and see how successful the campaign was.


5. COMMUNICATE

Be it radio program – Mann ki Baat, Social Media or Narendra Modi App, Narendra Modi has kept the doors and windows open for communication with the masses. He interacts, takes feed backs and suggestions and share is thoughts on the regular basis through these medium. He never fails to appreciate the good work done by the masses and mentions them on Mann Ki Baat, talks to them on social media and follows them on Social Media platforms like twitter (Yes! Narendra Modi follows me as well on Twitter).

This way even masses feels connected with the Prime Minister of India. And it motivates them to contribute for the cause Modi is propagating.

TAKEAWAYS FOR ENTREPRENEURS: There should not be a communication gap between you and your stakeholders like employees, consumers, vendors etc. Because it is these stakeholders who helps you directly or indirectly in fulfilling your vision.


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Anuj Singh

First Generation Entrepreneur | Philanthropist | Dentist | Believes in Sanatan dharma & Sustainable Lifestyle | I Am New India | Founder Partner: Melange Events, AJNA - basant anuj, DIGILOOM - Weaving Dreams

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