A discussion with the boys from Paktranslations.com on why they do what they do

March 5, 2009 at 7:20 am 8 comments

zeeshan_and_mubasherMany of you will remember the discussion I had with ZeeShan of Paktranslations.com on one of the early episodes of the ITLOW Webcast. Well, it was at that time that we also recorded a podcast with them in the CIO Pakistan Sound studio.

During the discussion I asked ZeeShan and Mubasher why they embarked on this journey, what the challenges were and how they got to where they are.

We talked about why there aren’t more people in this space, why more kids don’t turn to entrepreneurship as an option, what the role of parents and family is and how we can overcome the natural resistance that is put up whenever a bright young person stands up and says, “No I do not want a 9 – 5 job. I am crazy. I want to work 24×7 and live on a pittance until I hit the jackpot with this brilliant idea that I have.” Listen to our discussion and tell us what you think.

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  • A discussion with the boys from Paktranslations.com on why they do what they do…

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  • 2. farhan  |  March 5, 2009 at 12:11 pm

    Hehe, this picture really makes me smile🙂

    When people are getting a guranteed salary every month, have a nice working environment and no need to worry suffering financial losses or stuff like that, then they are more likely to get into the 9-5 rat race rather than running a business 24X7.

    They might have plenty of ideas, but I believe that it is usually peer and family pressure that forces them to get a decent job, have kids and live a ‘normal life like everyone else’. Even if they are motivated and really want to do something out of the way, things like these can really put out the fire. I guess we need to educate the kids parents and friends as well and tell them how their child would benefit by establishing his or her own business.

    It’s better to have tried and failed than to not have tried at all.

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  • 5. Daily Links-05 « HRM Course Blog-2009-IMSciences  |  March 5, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    […] No I do not want a 9 – 5 job. I am crazy Jehan Ara is talking to team of Paktranslations.com Listen to the discussion (Audio podcast from CIO WebStudio Pakistan) […]

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  • 6. Mubashar  |  March 5, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    @Jehan,

    thank you for this post, and while I’m here, I must also tell you that we’ve made a few changes to the look’n’feel of http://paktranslationS.com

    – so that it is more suitable for the 800×600 resolution, because behind that are users who sit in net cafe’s…

    – so that it provides more food for thought for the users in general

    and yeah, you can also find us on facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/paktranslationscom/51520881510

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  • 7. Sadia Maqsood  |  March 8, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    i congratulate u both Zeeshan and Mubashir on this successful project..it is really entrepreneurial thinking…it is very helpful and interesting but some how Urdu meaning looks very humorous…is’t it..

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  • 8. Rehan  |  January 6, 2010 at 3:44 am

    Nice work guys translation is still far from perfect but you keep going and keep up the good work

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