The participants of INSIGHT 2012 came together for an Alumni Meet on 22nd June 2013 at the Isha Yoga Center. The purpose of the meet was to discuss the impact of their learnings on businesses and self, as well as address any roadblocks they encountered while scaling up. With Sadhguru presiding, the resource leaders included Deepak M Satwalekar, Independent Director, Infosys, and former MD & CEO, HDFC Standard Life Insurance; KV Kamath, Chaiman, ICICI Bank, who joined via video conference; ad filmmaker Prahlad Kakar; Vellayan Subbiah, MD, Cholamandalam Investment & Finance; Dilip Cherian, Cofounder, Perfect Relations; Jeby Cherian, Managing Partner, IBM Global Business Services, India & South Asia; and Prof. Shailendra Mehta, IIM, Ahmedabad.
2012年参加Isha洞察力课程的企业家齐聚一堂，参加了2013年6月22日在Isha瑜伽中心举办的校友会。本次校友会的目的是探讨他们之前的学习对他们企业和自身带来的深远影响，以及他们在企业发展壮大过程中遇到的难题。会议由萨古鲁主持，咨询顾问团队成员包括：曾担任HDFC标准人寿保险市场总监和首席执行官现任印孚瑟斯技术有限公司独立董事Deepak M Satwalekar先生、印度工业信贷投资银行主席KV Kamath先生也将通过视频参加会议、广告片导演普拉达·卡卡尔先生、朱拉曼达南投资与金融有限公司市场总监Vellayan Subbiah先生、完美关系公司合伙人迪利普·切里安先生、IBM咨询公司印度及南亚分部任职董事杰比·切里安先生，以及来自艾哈迈德巴德的印度管理学院的赛仑德拉·梅塔教授。
Question: I am someone who is a first generation entrepreneur. I come from a middleclass background and, very often, I feel that I don’t have the money mindset that entrepreneurs require. I want to ask: is it possible to develop that quality, and if not, how do I build a team where as a business we retain our edge even though I may not have sufficient qualities?
Deepak M Satwalekar: If you are saying you are not moneyminded, I think you are starting off from a significant advantage. Unfortunatly most people say “I want to get into business because I want to make money.” I think making money is something which will be a result of all the things that you do. You may not want to change your mindset into making money. But what you would definitely need is someone you trust on your team who will count the money, who will keep track of it.
Deepak M Satwalekar：你说你不是一个一切向钱看的人，我认为这反倒是你起步的重大优势。很不幸，大多数人说，“我想要做生意，因为我要赚钱。”我认为，赚钱是你所做的所有事情的一个结果。你可能并不想要变得一心思只想赚钱，但你需要的是一个团队中信得过的人来帮你管钱。
So, I am not saying that you don’t do it at all but please don’t become money conscious saying “I’ll do whatever I need to do to make the buck.” You will make money but it shouldn’t be the objective. The objective is that at the end of the day you are trying to deliver a service or a product which a customer wants. Identifying that, delivering it in the manner, at the time, and at the price that people want is what you should be focusing your mind on.
Sadhguru: I don’t know what moneyminded means exactly. That means in my understanding you are only interested in the consequence, not the process. Those who are only interested in the consequence and not in the process, they will only dream about it, they won’t do it because consequence is a happening subject to so many things.
The most important thing is, an entrepreneur becomes an entrepreneur because he wants to create something that he thinks must happen. If you want to create something, money is a part of it. Without money no activity gets oiled to move properly. So, as an entrepreneur you don’t have to have a thought of money in your mind; just wanting to create something. Like Deepak said, you need a money manager like there are material managers. This is also one of the materials to make things happen.
At the end of your life it is only about what you have created. Whatever you have gathered, you can’t take it with you. It is only what you have created that matters. So, as he said it’s a great advantage not to think about money.