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Entrepreneur versus employee

Why I do what I do today


and why you should(n‟t)

Satish Kanwar
October 28, 2009
10 things that I didn’t expect
After I quit my job
to start my own business

Satish Kanwar
October 28, 2009
Entrepreneur versus employee
Why I do what I do today
and why you should(n‟t)

Satish Kanwar
October 28, 2009
Hello
My name is
Satish Kanwar and I‟m
a work in progress in
Scarborough Toronto, Canada.

• Entrepreneur
• Marketer
• Geek
• Go-Getter
• Friend
• Evangelist
• Listener
• Dreamer
Yesterday
I worked in channel marketing
at Microsoft Canada

• BBA at UTSC „08


• Partner at Vdot Media
• Co-op at HP Canada
• Co-op at Microsoft Canada
Today
I create digital experiences
at Jet Cooper

• Twestival Toronto
• Pay It Backward Day
• Impatient Theatre Improv
Show of hands
Employees?
Entrepreneurs?
Little bit of both?
Defining success is a good start
Financial?
Career?
Relationship?
One isn’t better than the other,
it just depends on where you’re at
right now.
Stage in life?
Personality?
Latest crush?
Evaluating variables
1. Income
2. Lifestyle
3. People
1. Income
Money money money

• Time is your most valuable commodity


• No commitments or children (known)
• Economy schmaconomy
2. Lifestyle
How the days go down

• Work hard, no matter what


• Never get comfortable, no matter what
• Look for structure, but not stability, no matter what
3. People
Zombies are people too

• Don‟t suck and move up VS sucking is not an option


• Resource-oriented VS opportunity-oriented
• Surround yourself with smarter people
Simply put
This is what I think

• Determined VS variable path


• Things don‟t happen for a reason
• Just because your good at something
Diagramming
Because I bought a Moleskin
WIN
Success > $1M
+10

+5 Clarity >

Now Decision >

-1 Confusion >
FAIL
Choosing
Entrepreneurial black hole
Not choosing
“90% of the world doesn‟t even consider
the question.” – Andrew Peek, UTSC „06
It’s okay to fail. Everyone waits for
“the” moment. The more you fail,
the more epic that will be.
It will rain awesomesauce, I swear.
“Twenty years from now you will be
more disappointed by the things
you didn’t do than by the ones you
did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail
away from the safe harbor. Catch
the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
Mark Twain
10 things that I didn’t expect
After I quit my job
to start my own business

Satish Kanwar
October 28, 2009
1. I would have this much fun
We have a beer fridge
2. It would be an emotional roller-
coaster
Euphoria to ground zero
3. I would wear 1,000,000 hats
Accountant, Human Resources, Operations, Business
Development, Account Management, Strategist,
Community Manager, Business Planner, Cleaner,
Kitchen Aid, Beer Buyer, Coffee Runner, and
Everything-In-Between
4. Luck is a factor
We don‟t have a website
5. People would care
#jetcooper
6. I really don’t know anything
But I pretend to know everything
7. It would take over my life
I still haven‟t seen District 9
8. My story changes every day
This is already outdated
9. We would grow so soon
Satish, Verne, Darcy and Mustafa
10. Somebody already told me this
Just like I‟m telling you
Contact me
For anything,
anytime, anyway

Satish Kanwar
Twitter: @skanwar
Blog: http://sati.sh
Email: satish@jetcooper.com

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