Common Sense is Uncommon
 
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After the FI graduation, while we were having some drinks, I started to think "Will startup courses like FI be relevant to MNC companies?"

Problem is that MNC's don't liek startup guys and well, startup's don't like MNC guys as well. There were so many mentors who said don't hire people from MNC backgrounds but realistically in today's economy, if you don't have a steady income or savings, how are you going to get a company up and running in Malaysia?

So I started thinking, what did I learn in FI and would it be useful if I was still working in an MNC? How will it help? Will it be beneficial at all or would it make me quit my job?

Well, lets break the FI curriculum down.
  1. It all starts with what are you planning to do? What do you want to achieve?
  2. Then it moves on to knowing what are you doing. Are there competitors? Has someone else already done it?
  3. After that its about your name and how will it be perceived. How do you come up with a name? What are the connotations on it?
  4. So, after a few short weeks we now have to present what we have.come up with and be scrutinized by trained professionals who have made money from doing all this before. Best part is we get a spanner thrown in the works a couple days earlier and we have to dig deep to be sure on what we are doing.
  5. Next, we talk on legal stuff, hiring and firing people, our revenue and cost model and how to get a product developed. 
  6. Again, we get checked to ensure what we have done is useful and will be fruitful.
  7. Then I find it got interesting, how to present, simplify your presentation, marketing your company and asking for money.

Later on I will expand more on to what I have learnt during this time and how I feel it is beneficial for anyone who is working at an MNC 



 



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