Friday, March 09, 2007

I feel a decade Younger

Today I woke up fresh and happy. Saw the news about Milagrow. I will live my dream to do something which also has a strong angle of nation building. Without the support of my family, my team and my friends it was impossible to embark on this journey. It seems I am younger by a decade!

We have started this organization to partner the Small and Medium Enterprises in India. Most of us only talk of big brands, big companies, big cities. Some facts about SMEs ought to change that approach. India has a total of 12 mln SME units ( also includes SSI ) which generate employment for 30 mln ppl . SMEs contribute about 7% to GDP while adding 40 % of gross value to India's industrial production. They generate 35% of total exports at 20 bln Rs However, very few of these companies have the resources to compete decisively on the national scale what to talk about the global scale. 18% are Sick and only 22% have own brand names. They may be in start up, scale up or turnaround stage. The SMEs are in urgent need of best in class management solutions to improve their brands, organizations and cost-competitiveness. They have practical and potential ideas but lack the power to attract and retain appropriate management bandwidth. Through Milagrow we want to start a new concept of 'Management Capital' and Management Funding'. Milagrow would nurture, handhold and milestone these enterprises to be best in class. I am thankful to Dr Jagdish Sheth (www.jagsheth.com) and Padma Shri Anil Gupta (http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~anilg/) for agreeing to help by being a Mentor and Value Ombudsman (a unique concept). The idea is to help these organizations grow in an ethical, profitable, sustainable manner over a long period of time, to world best levels.

I hope no one will look at this entry as an advertisement of Milagrow. My team and me will strive our best to live up to these goals. My gratitude to all those who have supported and would support me and my team in this endeavor.

12 comments:

Rohit Bhardwaj said...

congrats rajeev and all the best

Anonymous said...

This is brilliant. This is a TRUE INDIA, make it a grand success like AMUL - THE TASTE OF INDIA. In what ever way we can let us network together to take the brand INDIA higher & higher. " JITNE BAAZOO UTNE SAR, GIN LE MNC DHYAAN SE, HAAROGE TUM HAR BAAZI, JAB KHELE HUM SME INDIA JEE JAAN SE. "

Manoj Gilda

Sathya said...

All the best and goodluck Mr.Rajeev ...

Livelylawry said...

Hello Mr.Rajeev,
It was an amazing news to know that you have started a consultancy for SMEs. Like they say India is a country of small villages, indian industry is also a filled with innumerable SMEs. They badly need your help. being a journalist in a business guidance magazine, i know it better than anyone else. check www.businessgyan.com for my work
regards
Levine Lawrence

mani_goel said...

its really great of starting such type of org..which infact enable India to Grow Big, which indirectly might result to a better future of all the families associated to such SME's. I wish to be one of the voluntier of such organisation.to satisfy my self to be the part of my society..(if I am really able to give some contribution..)..Best Regards Sir...

Saad said...

Dear Sir, Congratulations on the move. As always, you have added to your long list of achievements that have inspired us for so long. Good Luck to you and your team!

Ammu said...

Hi Rajeev,

All the best for Milagrow, your new venture. I am sure that you will definately succeed in your endeavour with help of your unique skill set and networking abilities.

Good Luck!

Amit

Anonymous said...

Hi Rajeev,

All the best for Milagrow, your new venture. I am sure that you will definately succeed in your endeavour with help of your unique skill set and networking abilities.

Good Luck!

Amit Aneja

Anonymous said...

Hi Rajeev,

All the best for Milagrow, your new venture. I am sure that you will definately succeed in your endeavour with help of your unique skill set and networking abilities.

Good Luck!

Amit Aneja

GettingPained said...

All the very best Rajeev.

I worked with IMRB during your time in LG (1998) and had the privilege of meeting you. We had done a rural reserach project for CETMA. I just saw you in the network of a past colleague of mine in LinkedIn. I am currently in the US working with Cisco Systems.

There is no question that the companies you will be working with will benefit from your intelligence and dynamism.

GodSpeed.

Prasad

Manjeet Singh said...

Hi Rajeev, while reading an article published in Business Standard related to CEO's earning, I came across Milagrow initiative and also this blog. It is indeed an excellant idea and I would like to know more about it. Where can I find detailed info about your initiative.
Manjeet

The Phoenix said...

Hi Rajeev,

Came to know about you and your organization through one of my dear friends who is new recruit for you. Your idea is amazing and something which our country desperately needs. Our company is one such and I joined my dad recently to help him bring about professionalism in the company. A company which could use the services of Milagrow. Maybe I will contact in the future if I find I am unable to perform effectively myself. I hope you achieve your targets. Best of luck !

Abhishek