India’s diverse demographic dividend can certainly pull off entrepreneurial triumphs and achieve the impossible glories of astronomical proportions. The creative cognoscenti are buzzing with the talks of India’s entrepreneurial potential visionaries who have the ability to create well established ‘startups.’ A common trait that is manifest in these visionaries is Aggression. To outshine opponents and survive in a fast moving, hectic and ever competitive life, one must inculcate the virtue of aggression. Woe betide! Inculcate aggression that can trigger a competitive atmosphere. In a nutshell, do away with aggression that leads to work pressure and incompetency. However, one must master the art of transforming aggression into something more meaningful and utilize it as a toddy tapper’s hatchet to harness motivation and inspiration. The celebrated American revolutionary Che Guevara was an extremely aggressive man. He was successful enough in channelizing the aggression for a noble cause of economic and social revolution. To simulate the likes of Sardar Vallabhai Patel and Bhagat Singh, one must truly dig into the details of aggression that has the potential to ignite minds of one and all.
Rahul Yadav, the star-struck entrepreneur of Indian start-up community has truly shown ‘aggression’ in his thoughts and deeds. To many, it appeared as if the 26-year old CEO of Housing.com cantered into a hornet’s nest of frivolous allegations and counter allegations. Needless to say, his aggression had the final say. He was cautious enough in channelizing the aggression for a noble cause of disbursal of his equities and shares to his loyal employees. This monumental step clearly marked his vision of transforming Housing.com from an Indian start-up to a global start-up. The biggest investors in Housing.com are Softbank, Nexus and Helion Ventures. Many a time, aggression encourages a visionary not to fantasize about how things could be, but to tackle them as they are. This, more than anything will make tremendous strides in business. The enterprising drama of resignation and revocation of resignation made the turnover. While many term it a publicity gambit or ‘a desire to have false aura’, the 26 year old rose to the occasion when it mattered the most. His open challenge to Infosys CEO, Vishal Sikka and Zomato chief Deepinder Goyal to distribute shares to employees earned mixed responses. In addition, chief of Ola Cabs, Bhavish Agarwal was told off by Rahul Yadav. It is clear that a cold war is brewing where there is no truce in sight. Young entrepreneurs like Rahul Yadav should realize that aggression, if channelized wisely may work wonders but agony can lead to worst.
The remarkable entrepreneurial pristine purity of India has cultivated competition. It is as much a battle of mind and skill. This robust competition has no room for despicable behavior. Indulging in fiery rhetoric will never do any good but cultivating the virtue of aggression for noble purposes will. The preponderance of aggression will never renege promises but propounds professional expectations.