Welcome to the HashLearn Now blog. On this fresh, new Monday where everyone is lugging their bags back to school, we are guessing, (perhaps rightly) that a Monday Motivation is due. Mondays. Sigh. The days when thought processes such as ‘Let me go back to bed’ or ‘I don’t want to study anymore’, etc. run perpetually in your minds. So let us show you why it is worth getting out of those warm beds and figure out why so much work has to be done.
The Bansals (aren’t related) founded Flipkart.com (The one which we use with cash on delivery). Founded in 2007, the company first began selling books and then eventually moved on to different segments of e-commerce including electronics, clothing, accessories, etc.
Sachin and Binny Bansal come from Chandigarh, capital 0f Punjab and Haryana. they grew up and studied there. They then made it to IIT Delhi and studied Computer Engineering there.
They first joined a company known as TechSpan and later moved to Amazon.com. They worked there together for some time when they decided that the e-commerce opportunity in India was huge and decided to launch Flipkart.com. Initially, like all start-ups, they began small. They sold only books in the beginning. They tied up with several bookshops and distributed flyers in front of them. It was hard work, and success, as usual, did not come easy.
However, within six years of starting off, they made it big. They became the hottest new platform for internet shopping and grew in ginormous size. Today they are the largest e-commerce company in India and currently employ around 33,000 employees. Through acquisitions such as Myntra, the famous online clothing store, they expanded their purview and are considered as one of the fastest growing companies in the world. Ever since, they haven’t looked back.
The duo has received several awards, including the Entrepreneur of the Year award, the Ernst and Young award for best entrepreneur, etc. They were together featured in Forbes’ India’s Rich List in the 86th position, showing the world what a grand success they are.
The Bansals’ story is a testimony to how good solid education combined with hard work and a big vision can push you to great heights. There’s the motivation for you. That’s why you have to work on your dreams. Because it’s the only way by which you will be able to get in to the famed IIT, BITS, or NIT. So on this Monday, keep your eyes on the prize, and lug on, people.