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Gandhi, Gujarat and Entrepreneurship

Mahatma Gandhi, great gujju Leader, who was truly connected with his spiritual sides as he devoted his life to prayer, fasting and meditation. He was not only one of India’s great leader, he is hailed as a world icon. Although he heard no position of authority he moved a country to free itself from British rule in 1947 by adopting a novel method, “peaceful protest” to make his points to the world with a series of marketing masterstrokes. which modern day entrepreneurs are finding different ways of telling an appealing story.

Indian nationalist leader Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as Mahatma Gandhi, was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Kathiawar ( Gujarat ) India. He studied law in London, England, but in 1893 went to South Africa, where he spent 20 years opposing discriminatory legislation against Indians.

How does a Mahatma, a freedom fighter, an activist, a social reformer, qualify to be called an ‘entrepreneur’? Which business did he build up? Where is his ’empire’? these type of questions sparks when we connect him with Entrepreneurship. but answer to all those questions is also one question, where would you not find relevance of his work? and the answer to this question will clarify it further, That You will find his work in all fields, weather you talk about Law, Education, Medicine, Journalism, Writing, handicrafts, trade union movement, art, livelihood, national level programmes for social upliftment, foreign relations…. and many more to justify that he is one of the greatest entrepreneurs who ever “walked this earth”.

Each of his quote fits perfectly for new age startups and entrepreneurs. his famous quote “Without action, you aren’t going anywhere” this seems pretty obvious, but you should think that this was his thought in 1880’s, even after decades it sounds like game changing quote for young startups and inspires them to take action and build self confidence.

The same way one of his quote which says “Be the change that you want to see in the world” fits perfectly for young leader who is going to lead new age teams, more smarter people, and it is not easy to deal with smarter peoples, but by following this quote from Mahatma Gandhi, young leaders can put them selves in challenging stage and lead by example.

when we are talking about Gujarat, entrepreneurship, startups, teams and leaders, we feel proud of this gujarati legend who inspires us by each and every action he took several years back. as he rightly said “The future depends on what you do today.”

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