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8 Lessons "Life of Pi" Teaches Entrepreneurs

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Bangalore: “Life of Pi”, the booker prize winning book by Yann Martel is now showing as a movie in theatres. Not only it has scored high on the box office meter but has given the viewers something to take back home about life’s ups and downs and how to handle them bravely. The captivating story of the Pi’s magical journey on a lifeboat with a Royal Bengal Tiger teaches about faith in oneself and in god. The journey is very similar to the journey of an entrepreneur. There is a lifeboat and a raft (the start-up), a tiger (the unwanted venture capitalists angel investors), the sea (the market), ships (commercial success)... There is also time (the factors that we cannot control and therefore should stop worrying about; there's enough worry on matters that we can sort out). Let us look at some of the lessons the movie teaches the entrepreneurs:

8. Stay Focused

Pi’s father Santosh Patel says this to Pi at the dining table, when he was getting curious about different religions and wanted to follow all of them at the same time. It’s difficult to follow different paths at the same time, as many of them are conflicting in nature and often create confusion and make it difficult to stay focused and at times, lead to wastage of crucial resources.

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Reader's comments(9)
1: Brilliant...nicely put..
Posted by:ralph joel roche - 16 Jan, 2013
2: Good article...Really lots of lessons to learn from this movie.
Posted by:Dinesh - 31 Dec, 2012
3: In this article basic thread is missing...
Its "Keep Hope Above all"
Posted by:amrut - 21 Dec, 2012
4: "GOOD ARTICLE"...Can i make a video on this article...??..I would be thankful if you give me an opportunity to make this article into a video form..
Posted by:Adarsh - 19 Dec, 2012
5: Excellent article!!
Posted by:rsethur - 12 Dec, 2012
6: Good Article and very practical .
Posted by:kshitiz - 10 Dec, 2012
7: tom hanks' Cast Away is much better than this movie
Posted by:Rani Narayana - 07 Dec, 2012
It's not a movie review. It's for one to understand how we can apply the lessons learned from the reel life to real life
shrutesh Replied to: Rani Narayana - 08 Dec, 2012
hey can i use this stuff to make a video and post it on youtube...it maybe be helpful for us because we are management students future entrepreneurs...so if you give us an opportunity we are thankful to u...
karthik Replied to: shrutesh - 06 Jan, 2013