It’s Esfand, the twelfth and final month of the Persian calendar. Just like before Christmas, when you want to experience the “holiday spirit,” Esfand has a kind of nostalgic smell (at least for me). New year’s eve is not an evening, but it’s almost the last three weeks before the Nowruz. Between all the works I have, I can still smell Esfand. Sweet and promising… Like it assures me something good is on the way…
How are you? I miss you… really… If I could, I would organize a super big gathering and invite everyone, so you know how beautiful and amazing you guys are.
And yet, life itself is the most surprising event ever. Like a few days ago, I was just finished with the bank’s board meeting when a package from daftardastak.com arrived for me at the head office. An exquisite pen with my name on it and a message from my friend Mehdi Ghaemi. It was for no reason. And it meant a world. This is friendship; this is life.
Let me begin with how surprised I am by the number and depth of the Persian readers of the Opportunity Makers book.
For those who didn’t read the book yet, here is my story on why I translated the book; here is a Q&A with the publisher about what to expect from the book and here is a link to order the book.
I received Instagram directs and emails from Esfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Tabriz, and all over Tehran with quotes from the book and real-life examples of the stories Kare Anderson wrote in her book.
Helping startups to grow with the TAMP model
I think a pragmatist advisor is a role that any starting initiative, including startups, should have. That’s why I made this method that I’d like to call TAMP for startups. What is it? It’s basically a combination of the four essential teams of Tech, Admin, Marketing, and Product, where they perform under certain KPIs for the first year of the startup growth.
These days we are super busy with promising startups like Shadzi.club, Hamysheh.com, Bebarino, and Tarh2Tarh implementing this growth model.
Helping large organizations and SMEs to align how they think, act and communicate
In Zitel —The internet for professionals, we have made a special task force for internal communication to higher the quality standards. In MIKA —the high-end development company, we are sharpening the brand to clarify its audience. At the Post Bank, along with the CEO himself, we worked hard to define a stakeholder communication strategy.
It’s amazing what we achieved in the past few weeks, especially because we didn’t hire so many contractors; instead, we are using these organizations’ talents, change agents, and heroes.
Building communities and helping ideas to spread
While my baby TEDxTehran is in its winter break, and it got kudos from the global community. We are so happy because we have been featured in TEDxHub Community Digest! Take a look; click here! It’s was also our 8th birthday on Valentine’s Day!
For INOTEX 2021, we are now accepting the proposal to talk. It’s the largest gathering of the startup community in Iran. If you want to suggest a speaker, reply to this email!
In the past week, I also had the opportunity to be a speaker coach for CEOs of the Pardis Technology Park high-tech companies to prepare their pitches for their upcoming product shows at the park.
Write to me. I look forward to hearing from you.
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