Tahsin’s Reading List: Business, Management & Industrial Engineering

Project Management

Management

Systems Thinking

Operations Research

Firms, Platforms, Services: Powering Business & Commerce in Bangladesh

Firms, Platforms, Services: Powering Business & Commerce in Bangladesh

  • [1] E-Commerce: Bikroy.com
  • [2] Book Retail (Physical Store & E-Commerce): Boimela
  • [3] Job Listing Site: Kajerkhoje [Next: Professional Network; Job seekers’ Profile; Bridge between Seekers and Employers]
  • [4] FinTech – Financial Technology: Mobile Payment, Cash on Delivery & M-Banking “Platform”: Arthik.com. #FinanceAndBankingForAll
    • International Remittance.
    • 3rd-party Mobile / Web Applications (Billing, Payment, etc.) utilizing “Financial Platform” – Arthik [See #7]. Money back Guarantee.
  • [5] B2B Website & Services [Offerings; Sell-Buy; Contacts; Export-Import]
  • [6] E-Commerce and B2B Platforms, (Mobile Payment, Logistics Platforms) as “Middleman” for Rural people (Agriculture, Fisheries, etc.). #EmpowerThePoor
  • [7] Ticketing & Billing – Mobile & Online [Bus Ticket, Airline Ticket, Cricket Match Ticket, Electricity Bill, etc.]
    • 3rd-party Applications on our Platform.
  • [8] Android App Marketplace. [App Payment: Arthik]
  • [9] Mobile Value-added Services Platform (All operators).
    • 3rd Party Apps & Services on top of Platform. (Review and Technical assistance to Developers.)
  • [10] Courier / Logistics Service and “Platform” [Commercial Use; Supply Chain Management (SCM); Home Delivery]
    • Services and 3rd-party Applications combining “Financial Platform” and “Logistics Platform”. Money back Guarantee.
  • [11] Advertising & Marketing Agency: Online, TV, Print Media – All three.
  • [12] Venture Capital Firm (with Engineering & Management Consulting)  #EntrepreneurshipDevelopment  #FinanceAndBankingForAll
  • [14] Enterprise Software (ERP, CRM, SCM). Data Analytics & Management Consulting.
  • [15] Open Innovation, Crowdsourcing, Outsourcing [Access to and Utilization of outside Talent in the Internet Economy]:
    • Outsourcing (IT, Web Development, Accounting, Electrical Repair service, Installation service, Transportation services – Microbus, etc.) – Payment through Arthik. Crowdsourcing (Idea Contest, etc.). Listings: Consulting Firms, Service Industry Firms.
    • Crowdfunding.
    • Tender Management & Listings. Forms.
    • Academia – Industry (Projects; Competitions; Research Funding)

Arrangements & Guidance: “Internal Team” [e.g., Turning “Industrial Challenges” into Competitions and Launching

Competitions (Textile Machinery Improvement, Agricultural Machinery Design, Industrial Process Improvement, etc.),

Hack-a-thon, Make-a-thon

for University Students].  #LetsBuildNations  #AcademiaIndustryCollaboration

  • [16] Transportation: Airline.
    • [Business and Commercial Activities increase as Transportation System improves.]
  • [17] Tourism Industry.

References

Recommendation for Managers, Project Managers

Gamifying The Process Of Achieving Goals

Introducing game mechanics into the process of achieving goals.

Determine the Goal.

  • Typical Goals:
    • Life Objectives.
    • Compete. Compare yourself to others. Beat others! You don’t have to take part in a competition. You might just figure out what a person is good at and try to be better than him. In the process become better at something.
    • How do I build that product. What are the skills I need to master. How do I build everything that company has ever built.

Creative Visualization + Faith

  • Creative Visualization:
    • Visualization and Appreciation of how it feels like to turn the goal into reality.
  • Faith:
    • Strong belief that the goal is very much within reach. You can almost see how to achieve it.
      • Go through your past successes and accomplishments.
  • Now you have a burning desire to achieve the goal.

Think backwards from the goal to present situation and find out requirements that lead you to the goal.

  • Make a plan.
  • Make a list of sub-goals that lead you to the main goal.

Start working.

Measure how much you have achieved and how much closer you are to the goal at regular time intervals. Use them as feedback. Success, progress pushes you just as getting closer to your desired goal does.

  • Make the whole process similar to the games you have played. Suppose, you are playing a game, and you have earned say, 70 points (Yay!) and you need 30 more (pretty close!) to reach the next level. Exciting, huh?
  • Use feedback to your advantage.
  • Hey, that part is taking me too long to finish. What can I do to make things faster?
  • In the process, become a master.

Associate positive feelings with the task at hand.

  • Feel happy while you are doing it. Feel happy when you think of it.

Go back to step 2 whenever you need little bit of extra motivation.