Open Letter to Rahul Yadav

Dear Mr. Yadav,

First of all, many congratulations, getting fired from the company that you start isn’t an ordinary feat. What is more extra-ordinary is effortlessly pulling a Tony Starker. Being a worshiper of Steve Jobs, I can clearly see that most of your storyline is, as my friend appropriatedly termed, a “scripted Jobs’” one. The only difference being, you aren’t the creator of Apple Inc. which is a significant thing. Your penchant for theatrics is something that must have brought you admirers and loathers alike. And as the Apple saga goes “You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them.” There, you pulled another Jobs. For some you are a typical badass, for some a marketing genius, for some a fucking idiot and for some a big time entertainer. Oh I missed those people who call you a wannabe Jobs, wannabe Tony Stark and funnily(read Congress-ly) wannabe Modi.

The script
The script

I would simplify that complex equation for you, just black and white, no grays. See, there are two kinds of people in the world, brainy, conservative, supposedly learned lot who wish to see you fail and pretty much miserably. On the other hand you have hopeless, dreamy, desperate people who want to see you succeed and succeed like no one has ever before. The good thing being you do have support, a large number of people actually, but the bad news is the people whom you would want to engage with professionally are on the other side. Tragedy, isn’t it? But then what good is a dramatis personae who doesn’t have an affair with tragedy. As has been always been the case in the Indian marketplace, volume vs quality. A little more crowd analytics would tell you that the volume compromises of dreamers, whereas the minority is of the doers. It is very difficult for me to know how you must feel about this.

I suck at graphs but, you get the point
I suck at graphs but, you get the point

I can go on comparing your story with that of Steve Jobs, issue by issue, point by point, but that would be for another post that I might charge you for (in case you need a PR campaign, very unlikely, given your own skill set). But here is the free bit, amazing advertising campaign for Housing.com, just amazing, the best that any Indian Startup could ever come up with, yes you beat the biggies Flipkart and Snapdeal at that. You hit the bull’s-eye there.
The grapevine has it that you are already on your way to startup all over again, with a new company and possibly a new sector altogether. So there are things in life to “Look Up” to for you. In case all this is just rumor, we can sit over tea and discuss some possibilities. Between now and the time we have tea, I would suggest that you don’t go cold with your theatrics, what good is giving a part of you to become someone else, as I have always said, “be you”.

From my early calligraphy explorations, you can have it couriered to yourself
From my early calligraphy explorations, you can have it couriered to yourself

All the best for your future ventures, try not to be a “menu scanner”.

Pulkit Soni
(You’ll figure out which side I am on)

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