Monday, July 28, 2014

No money to start business - A famous personality

The following are three different paragraphs written by a famous personality (May be in different contexts). First and third paragraphs are very popular, but not the second.

We were married in his house in Bangalore with only our two families present. I got my first silk sari. The wedding expenses came to only Rs.800 with him and myself pooling in Rs.400 each.

I went to the US with him after marriage. He encouraged me to see America on my own because I loved travelling. I toured America for three months on backpack and had interesting experiences which will remain fresh in my mind forever. Like the time when the New York police took me into custody because they thought I was an Italian trafficking drugs in Harlem. Or the time when I spent the night at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with an old couple. He panicked because he couldn't get a response from my hotel room even at midnight. He thought I was either killed or kidnapped.

In 1981, He wanted to start a business. He had a vision and ZERO capital. Initially I was very apprehensive about him getting into business. We did not have any business background ... Moreover we were living a comfortable life in Bombay with a regular pay check and I didn't want to rock the boat. But he was passionate about creating good quality software. I decided to support him. Typical of him, he just had a dream and no money. So I gave him Rs 10,000 which I had saved for a rainy day, without his knowledge and told him, This is all I have. Take it. I give you three years sabbatical leave. I will take care of the financial needs of our house. You go and chase your dreams without any worry. But you have only three years!

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