Seventhman Blog

  1. Thanks to You…

    Gratitude… is the best attitude.  In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I’d like to take a pause from the usual business blogs and dive into something close to my heart.  Writing this post brings smile to my face as I think of the many people, things and events to be grateful for.  Perhaps, this is the easiest way for me to get in touch with my inner Buddha without having to open another self-help book. This time of the year is the perfect opportunity to thank the Divine for the innumerable blessings that we enjoy.. as a loved one, a friend, a colleague and a citizen of this free land we thrive in.

    It All Starts With… Thank You

    Today, as an entrepreneur, I wish to express my appreciation to everyone who helped shape this economy, no matter how frail it may seem.  Thanks to the Founding Fathers and the pilgrims who risked sweat and blood to build America as we see it today.  And in my small way, I would love to say:

    Thanks to My Team

    For without them, my vision wouldn’t have come to reality.  Their hard work, in good times and bad, coupled with their faith in me as their leader has helped open bigger opportunities I never knew existed.  I am grateful for the wisdom in helping me choose the right team.. for people are the greatest investment your business can ever have.

    Thanks to My Mentors and Partners

    Your light has guided me across the dark tunnel of challenges and trials that come with running a business – from financial, legal, technical, intellectual and spiritual advice.  Your passion and knowledge have inspired me to continue my quest for more than a decade now and as I go on exploring unchartered terrains, I am truly blessed with the guidance I get each day.

    Thanks to Great Men and Women

    I can never imagine having traveled the path of an entrepreneur if not for these great thought leaders who never cease to amaze me with their persistence and vision.  I look up to them for motivation and personal growth, especially when I am in the crossroads of indecision.  Their selfless act of sharing information online is simply priceless.

    Thanks to My Clients

    Customers, you are the very reason businesses around you exist.  For this, I am truly grateful for your confidence and trust in my abilities to deliver the solutions you need.  You have taught me the hidden powers of listening and responsibility.  You have helped me how to think creatively.

    Thanks to the Business Community

    For sharing your ideas in a world full of clutter, I can never be more thankful.  You have inspired me to go on a quest for the holy grail of learning and improvement, to commit myself in making a difference in this world – no matter how big or small.  Knowing that support can be had from a group of like minds is a gem.

    Thanks to Family and Friends

    Being an entrepreneur isn’t that easy and there were countless times when I’m not the best of company. For your support and love, I can never ask for more.

    And thanks to you for reading this post and hope that you spread this act of gratitude like some viral hit you’d see on YouTube.. without asking for anything in return.  For some reason, you have clicked on this blog and so I’d squeeze in one more thank you note for the countless folks who are working 24/7 to get us connected in cyberspace.

    Be grateful. Be happy.  Not just today, but all year round.  I wish everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!  -Shaleen

  2. 2012 Through the Looking-Glass: An Insight

    Gone with the old… and comes the new year.  We’ve seen small businesses become bolder in the outsourcing scene and there have been plenty of talks in cloud computing.  Surely, 2012 is an exciting year that’s full of possibilities.  Are you looking forward to the coming year with renewed hope and optimism?

    Beyond Predictions and Observations

    Whether major acquisitions will be made of a western service provider by offshore firms is still a hot topic for tomorrow.  Still, the threat of recession will likely hold back buyers into signing contracts, until they’re certain of the stability of things.  And yes, cutting down cost is one of the driving force in today and tomorrow’s outsourcing scene.  It’s not anymore a question of size, but speed, and we might as well see a correlation in the rise of outsourced workers to freelancers as new technologies make remote working almost seamless.

    Embracing Risk

    In the pursuit of excellence, I believe that there will be a race to customer-centric model when it comes to business, and we’ll surely see an open invitation to innovation and creativity.  Social intelligence is crucial though, where businesses and customers need to connect in a deeper level than meets the Web.  Will collaboration work this time across different cultural settings?  I can’t wait to find out…

    It All Starts With a Question

    Are you willing to push beyond your limits… to make a difference this 2012?  Are you ready to learn from your mistakes now so you can achieve your goals faster?  Whatever you have in mind for the new year, it will always help to make a top ten list of priorities – no matter how cliche it seems.  As Oprah Winfrey said, ” Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ”  So, take your best shot…

    We wish you and your loved ones a Happy and Prosperous New Year.  The best of health, wealth, wisdom, and happiness all year round! Shaleen Shah, CEO & Founder, and the entire Seventhman Team