No, the business plan is not yet finished, actually haven’t even started because there’s the executive summary, initial scope statement, blah, blah, blah. 2 competitions that will keep the dream alive of building a technology platform for agriculture in the Philippines (if we win, that is) could give us about $20,000. So, why am I moaning? That should be enough to keep me going, right?
Ummm, not really. First and foremost, money has been dethroned as the prime motivator in the work environment. Isn’t that right, Mr. Dan Pink? Instead, what drives us the most really are (drum rolls):
Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose
Okay, I do have autonomy and purpose. I’m not sure about mastery though. But why, oh why, can’t I finish? I feel like banging my head against the wall. Although to my credit, I am trying to build a business plan based on a multi-sided customer segment with different value propositions and revenue streams for each. At least, with the help of Alex Osterwalder’s Business Model Generation, I sort of clarified what we’re trying to do. I haven’t even mentioned frameworks (web and SMS), mobile transaction processing and electronic banking protocols.
I think I just winded myself, to quote Jon Stewart.