Well folks it was Annual General Meeting on 18-07-2007 at 4:30pm in WIPRO campus, gate 7, cafeteria hall. My *** is a stakeholder in WIPRO, so I read the Annual report book sent by wipro for this year ,I always dreamt of companies and entrepreneurship, innovation. In the book it mentioned about the share holders meet and what is procedure to attend the meet, I saw the agenda, I was amazed that Mr. Azim premji was coming to the meet, So I wasnt a share holder, I was very sad but as I was going through the book and saw a page which was saying "Proxy share holders" WOAH!!! and then read the requirements, This was all at my exam time!!! that bullshit semester exam time!! Well now I went to basavanagudi Post office to get a revenue stamp, so i got it and did what was suppose to be done and HURRAY!!! the application form for proxy share holders was ready!!! , and then I asked Phaneendra my friend to join me, and we were suppose to goto Sarjapur Registered WIPRO office to submit the proxy form, there we went into the reception there a lady was sitting, so we asked her " maam this is the proxy form for the Annual General Meeting , so can you please take this and give us the acknowledgement" Well she was totally dumb , what one earth ......... she said" what? whom do you want to meet?? where is the apointment!! all the irrelevant questions to current situation!! and then she asked us to wait and we were sitting watching the reception there were boards like "Welcome to WIPRO feel yourself free till some one escorts you" you know stuff like that.......... then she called us and said please submit your form sir! oh ghosh at last we submitted.
Today morning we planned that if we get a chance to meet Azim Premji what are we going to say!! Phaneendra said "Dude I dont think they are going to allow you"........... well I am Always POSITIVE I challenged him!! and at last we were there at Wipro Campus at 4:30pm i.e today approx 4 hours ago, Security didnt allow my camera inside the campus ! damn that guy! then we both went in............ It was like " we were kids who came to watch some fun show!!!! Well actually it was like this for others who were watching us , I saw almost all of them were bald and above 40s!!! well they saw us like what i have said!!! and really It was our first experience with what business is. Azim Premji was taking polls from audience , he was asking questions , We actually didnt understand half of it!!! They gave some Poll sheet where we were suppose to vote for merging wipro health and wipro IT so we didnt knew nothing so we voted like we were executives!!! and then after the meeting , I was waiting for opportunity to shoot out my questions to him! I was waiting near the stage for him...........my heartbeat increased, i was hyper excited, But my questions what I had prepared earlier remained in my memory, I was eagerly waiting ......................Then Azim Premji just came walking down the stage, I made eye contact with him and as he was walking , I joined him and asked these questions to him , It was for 5 min from stage to the cafeteria we were just walking like friends.... hahaha !!! I wasn't dumb, I asked a few questions and the answers were just "GOLDEN".
- What is the difference b/w a startup and a big successful company interms of goals and achievement??
- Well a startup needs to work hard, I mean lots of hardwork, A big company need not do so much hardwork compared to a startup, After a company is big and successful ,interms of achievements and goals , I think there isnt any big difference bcos even big companies have goals, achievements.
- Sir We have started a company known "Einstasoft" so would you tell us the secret sauce to be successful???
- He grinned at me and said these GOLDEN WORDS FOR MY LIFE "Put your HEART and SOUL into whatever you do then success is all yours".At last he was about to goto cafeteria I TOLD him SIR REMEMBER OUR company's name its called "EINSTASOFT" we are into ROBOTICS and Artificial Intelligence................... We both had a handshake ! and he said "yes" , and he went into cafiteria, but I tried a lot to accompany him for few more questions, but the security didnt allow me inside!!!!