Timeframe — 2016 to Oct 2019.
While I was exploring the very new World of the Creative Arts, I was simultaneously trying to make sense of the financial model. I wanted to see not only the quantum of investments I would need after arriving at proof of concept but also the evolving numbers of the key variables over a few years. Essentially e-commerce is a trading model and that is another new arena for me.
For some reason, I was unable to communicate this to the financial person at that time. After a tiring conversation on the phone with him, I muttered under my breath, “I wish I could get in touch with my childhood friend Prem”. I’ve worked with Prem before and I believed he would be able to help but we had lost touch. Even as I said it a friend request arrived on Facebook. I almost deleted the request as I didn’t recognize the name. It was Prem’s wife whom I only knew by her nickname. I saw Prem’s picture and added her. Shortly after I was talking to Prem and asked for a meet.
It took Prem 20 minutes to understand what was needed.
As the numbers arrived I had a deep feeling of uneasiness. At first, I couldn’t put my finger on it. But eventually, the pennies started to drop.