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Cost of MisTrust : Crypto Currency is the new mantra

Jan 7, 2018 2:25:51 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in finance, financialservices, fintech, fixnix, ICO, ITO, SAFT, siliconvalley, socgen, startup, startups, tokenomics, tokens, ubs, venture, accelerator, AI, altcoin, altcoins, alts, artificialintelligence, barclays, bitcoin, bitcoins, blockchain, coins, crowdfunding, crypto, CryptoCurrencies, cryptocurrency, cryptography, cryptomarketcap, cyrypto currency, decentralize, digitalcurrencies, distributedledger, DLT, ethereum, Regtech, regtech100

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“Here's to the crazy ones.

The misfits.

The rebels.

The troublemakers.

The round pegs in the square holes.

The ones who see things differently.

They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them.

About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things.

They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

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FixNix is representing Startup world in the Cyber Security Task Force of Govt of India

Jan 21, 2016 3:33:26 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in fixnix, security, startup, task, world, Blog, cyber

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Startup India, Standup India...

Jan 2, 2016 5:35:39 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in India, job creation, startup, 69th Independence Day, Blog, boost, entrepreneur, Narendra modi, Prime Minister of India

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FixNix is proud to be part of the "Startup India, Standup India" movement of Prime Minister of India, on the Government of India's invitation.

Addressing the nation on the 69th Independence Day, Narendra Modi announced this campaign to promote bank financing for start-ups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and job creation by saying

We are looking at systems for enabling start-ups.

We must be number one in start-ups... Start-up India; Stand up India.

Again he followed up with his Dec'2015  MannKiBaat monthly radio addressing to the nation on All India Radio as a voice to the general masses of India about

Jan'16 BluePrint Day for the movement.

https://youtu.be/cG0HMcUJgIY

Can India be a 'Start-up Capital'?

On January 16, the government of India will unveil the full Action Plan of  Start-up India, Stand-up India...

A structure will be presented before you.

This should not be limited to only some cities but spread to every nook and corner of the country.

https://youtu.be/86fp9uoDHdA

FixNix got Invited by Mr.Ravinder IAS, ‎Director at Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion(DIPP), Government of India among the handful they have selected from 1,000 s of startups across the country.

The first request on Dec 24 came from DIPP was to submit our story as video to see whether they can feature it on the workshop day.

4-Jan-2016, 4am IST Update
Finally we have made the 1 minute video for  DIPP showcase selection.
Music director Ilayaraja came handy with his latest peppy number to convey our peppy aspirations. Wanted to highlight our Tamil culture in this national forum in case if we get selected. Let's dent it !
Share your thoughts, likes in our youtube channel itself.

https://youtu.be/aMTpJmTYkbU

Still thinking and preparing a theme for the video of http://FixNix.co story.

Anybody want to help us in making this video, write to shan@FixNix.co , we've one week left..

http://twitter.com/sshanmugavel/status/681545289220526080/photo/1

http://twitter.com/fixrnix/status/681546097928437760/photo/1

http://twitter.com/fixrnix/status/681546703846035456/photo/1

Here's the formal invite which came on Dec 27 for the Jan'16 National "Startup India, Standup India" blueprint workshop and launch in New Delhi.

http://twitter.com/fixrnix/status/681566133011361792/photo/1

http://twitter.com/sshanmugavel/status/681567316539129856/photo/1

http://twitter.com/fixrnix/status/681567737944997888/photo/1

I want FixNix to win badly in such forums, as we are great living proof that we neither have a mammoth investor group backing us, lobbying for our win, nor some political or influential GodFather

Kindly wish us luck.... :-)

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Even President of India recently endorsed this program and requested the youth of India to pursue Entrepreneurship.

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-15/news/66568494_1_president-pranab-mukherjee-indian-institute-entrepreneurship

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http://wadhwani-foundation.org/trends/wall-street-ceos-keen-on-startups-pm-narendra-modi-calls-it-personal-sector-the-economic-times

https://www.quora.com/What-is-Start-up-Stand-up-India%E2%80%99-initiative-all-about

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-12-15/news/69062075_1_startups-msmes-india-campaign

http://yourstory.com/2015/12/startup-india-plan/

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-government-plans-50-more-research-parks-to-boost-start-up-india-campaign-2159791

During his Silicon Valley, he has gathered lot of inputs from all the Valley Mammoths and mandated DIPP to run this "Startup India, Standup India".

http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-07/news/66297075_1_skill-india-dipp-skill-development-and-entrepreneurship

http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/promote-innovation-and-entrepreneurship-to-achieve-sustainable-economic-growth/

https://youtu.be/cMBFq1ZUv6A

https://youtu.be/px0Chbq1B10https://youtu.be/gU1jVDr25kI

 

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Federation of Tamil in North America(FetNA)-Best Global Tamil Startup- Tamil Entrepreneurs Forum-Winner

Jul 7, 2015 4:39:18 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in Federation, folk rock singer; Muttulingam Sanjayan, Global, Jamcracker, Southern California, startup, Tamil, Tamil American Pioneer, Winner, workshops, Arizona State University senior VP of knowledge en, Best Cure Foundation and TeamBest Companies founde, Bhi Bhiman, Blog, CTO, Entrepreneurs, nature conservation scientist; Srinivasan of IBM;, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation CEO, North America, Priyamwada Natarajan, professor of astrophysics at Yale.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — Hundreds of Indian American entrepreneurs and investors gathered in Silicon Valley at the San Jose Marriott Hotel here July 3 to offer insights and share success stories at the first ever Tamil Entrepreneurs Forum.

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FixNix is representing Startup world in the Cyber Security Task Force of Govt of India

Jun 14, 2015 4:34:47 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in fixnix, security, startup, task, world, Blog, cyber, Cyber Security Task Force of Govt of India

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National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) and Data Security Council of India today announced the launch of the NASSCOM Cyber Security Task Force that aims to build India as a global hub for providing cyber security solutions, developing cyber security R&D plan and develop a skilled workforce of cyber security experts.

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8 Slow, Difficult Steps to Become a Millionaire

Sep 1, 2014 11:50:10 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in millionaire, startup, steps, tips, Blog, entrepreneur, money tips

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LinkedIn Influencer, Dharmesh Shah, published this post originally on LinkedIn.

Money of course isn't everything. Not by a long shot. Where your definition of success is concerned, money may rank far down the list. Everyone’s definition of “success” is different. Here's mine:

"Success is making those that believed in you look brilliant."

For me, money doesn't matter all that much, but I'll confess, it did at one time (probably because I didn't have very much). So, let’s say money is on your list. And let’s say, like millions of other people, that you’d like to be a millionaire. What kinds of things should you do to increase your chances of joining the millionaire's club?

Here are the steps I'd suggest. They're neither fast nor easy. But, they're more likely to work than the quick and easy path.

1. Stop obsessing about money.

While it sounds counterintuitive, maintaining a laser-like focus on how much you make distracts you from doing the things that truly contribute to building and growing wealth. So shift your perspective.

"See money not as the primary goal but as a by-product of doing the right things."

2. Start tracking how many people you help, even in a very small way.

The most successful people I know – both financially and in other ways – are shockingly helpful. They’re incredibly good at understanding other people and helping them achieve their goals. They know their success is ultimately based on the success of the people around them.

So they work hard to make other people successful: their employees, their customers, their vendors and suppliers… because they know, if they can do that, then their own success will surely follow.

And they will have built a business – or a career – they can be truly proud of.

3. Stop thinking about making a million dollars and start thinking about serving a million people.

When you only have a few customers and your goal is to make a lot of money, you’re incented to find ways to wring every last dollar out of those customers.

But when you find a way to serve a million people, many other benefits follow. The effect of word of mouth is greatly magnified. The feedback you receive is exponentially greater – and so are your opportunities to improve your products and services. You get to hire more employees and benefit from their experience, their skills, and their overall awesomeness.

And, in time, your business becomes something you never dreamed of – because your customers and your employees have taken you to places you couldn’t even imagine.

Serve a million people – and serve them incredibly well – and the money will follow.

4. See making money as a way to make more things.

Generally speaking there are two types of people.

One makes things because they want to make money; the more things they make, the more money they make. What they make doesn’t really matter that much to them – they’ll make anything as long as it pays.

The other wants to make money because it allows them to make more things. They want to improve their product. They want to extend their line. The want to create another book, another song, another movie. They love what they make and they see making money as a way to do even more of what they love. They dream of building a company that makes the best things possible … and making money is the way to fuel that dream and build that company they love.

While it is certainly possible to find that one product that everyone wants and grow rich by selling that product, most successful businesses evolve and grow and as they make money, reinvest that money in a relentless pursuit of excellence.

"We don't make movies to make money, we make money to make more movies." ~Walt Disney

5. Do one thing better.

Pick one thing you're already better at than most people.Just. One. Thing. Become maniacally focused at doing that one thing. Work. Train. Learn. Practice. Evaluate. Refine. Be ruthlessly self-critical, not in a masochistic way but to ensure you continue to work to improve every aspect of that one thing.

Financially successful people do at least one thing better than just about everyone around them. (Of course it helps if you pick something to be great at that the world also values – and will pay for.)

Excellence is its own reward, but excellence also commands higher pay – and greater respect, greater feelings of self-worth, greater fulfillment, a greater sense of achievement… all of which make you rich in non-monetary terms.

Win-win.

6. Make a list of the world’s ten best people at that one thing.

How did you pick those ten? How did you determine who was the “best”? How did you measure their “success”?

Use those criteria to track your own progress towards becoming the best.

If you're an author it could be Amazon rankings. If you’re a musician it could be iTunes downloads. If you’re a programmer, it could be the number of people that use your software. If you’re a leader it could be the number of people you train and develop who move on to bigger and better things. If you’re an online retailer it could be purchases per visitor, or on-time shipping, or conversion rate…

Don’t just admire successful people. Take a close look at what makes them successful. Then use those criteria to help create your own measures of success. And then…

7. Consistently track your progress.

We tend to become what we measure, so track your progress at least once a week against your key measures.

Maybe you’ll measure how many people you’ve helped. Maybe you’ll measure how many customers you’ve served. Maybe you’ll evaluate the key steps on your journey to becoming the world’s best at one thing.

Maybe it’s a combination of those things, and more.

8. Build routines that ensure progress.

Never forget that achieving a goal is based on creating routines. Say you want to write a 200-page book; that’s your goal. Your system to achieve that goal could be to write 4 pages a day; that’s your routine. Wishing and hoping won’t get you to a finished manuscript, but sticking faithfully to your routine ensures you reach your goal.

Or say you want to land 100 new customers through inbound marketing. That’s your goal; your routine is to create new content, new videos, new podcasts, new white papers, etc. on whatever schedule you set. Stick to that routine and meet your deadlines and if your content is great you will land those new customers.

Wishing and hoping won’t get you there – sticking faithfully to your routine will.

Set goals, create routines that support those goals, and then ruthlessly track your progress. Fix what doesn’t work. Improve and repeat what does work. Refine and revise and adapt and work hard every day to be better than you were yesterday.

Soon you’ll be good. Then you’ll be great. And one day you’ll be world-class.

And then, probably without even noticing, you’ll also be a millionaire. You know, if you like that sort of thing.

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Turn to Tesla's Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Aug 27, 2014 11:56:32 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in innovation, small business, smb, startup, tesla, Blog, business, entrepreneur

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Turn to Tesla's Example in Steering a Startup to Success

Earlier this year Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a visionary move. In June, Musk announced that his electric-car company will no longer enforce any of its patents, effectively making the company's patents open sourced.

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An American Entrepreneur in Kuwait on a Mission

Aug 27, 2014 11:54:07 PM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in startup, startups, united states, Blog, business, customers, entrepreneur

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An American Entrepreneur in Kuwait on a Mission

 

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Billion-dollar valuations bring Rs 1 crore salaries to tech startups

Aug 25, 2014 2:10:41 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in funding, India, Indian IT services, investors, IT startup, startup, angels, Blog, business, entrepreneur

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MUMBAI/BANGALORE: Flush with investor money and valuations topping a billion dollars, a small but fast-growing group of Indian startup superstars is fuelling a new wave of wage inflation in the Indian technology sector.

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10 Up and Coming Leaders to Watch

Aug 21, 2014 12:48:44 AM / by Shanmugavel Sankaran posted in Fromm Family Foods, Halfaker and Associates, Hearsay Social, Jeff Lawson, LaSalle Network, Likeable Media, littleBits, Menlo Innovations, Sallie Krawcheck, startup, Tom Gimbel, Tom Nieman, Twilio, 85 Broads, Ayah Bdeir, Blog, business, Charlie Kim, Clara Shih, Dave Kerpen, Dawn Halfaker, entrepreneur, Next Jump, Richard Sheridan

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From the March 2014 issue of Entrepreneur
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