Lessons For Startup Founders In Times Of Crisis
This week, India’s biggest aviation show, Aero India 2019, opened with a “missing man formation” of three fighter jets in memory of the Indian Air Force pilot, Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi, who lost his life in an aircraft crash during practice as part of the event.
This air accident happened in less than a week after Pulwama’s terrorist attack that killed 40 Indian soldiers. This wasn’t all; during various counter-terrorism operations, the Indian army lost another six of its Bravehearts. The last 10 days have been one of the worst weeks for the Indian military.
A moment of crisis can strike a family, nation or a startup without a warning, – and it is at these times that the core team- be it an elder in a family, political leadership of a nation or founders of a startup, have to maintain composure, ignore naysayers, instill confidence among their teammates and while doing all this, lans for the next steps without loss of focus on the primary duty.