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Posted on : 23-12-2010 | By : Nathan | In : General

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They say that hindsight is always 20-20 … and I would be inclined to agree ! It was 2 years ago this week that I decided to sell my majority stake in a server support outsourcing company (ClearLogix Technologies Pvt. Ltd – that my business partner Vivek and I started in India. It was a tough decision, as we spent 5 years building it from a crazy idea we had into a successful offshore corporation.

We started in a 2 bedroom apartment with a couple part time techs, and upon concluding my tenure we had 50+ full time admins running 24x7x365 at a custom built, fully redundant, office facility. Fighting things like: constant power-outages, internet connectivity loss, oppressive heat were just a few of the interesting variables we had to find solutions to.  We definitely had our fair share of obstacles throughout the 5 years I was involved, but the experiences and lessons learned are priceless.

After flipping through some of the pictures I took during my trips over to India, I am reminded of so many good times I had during my visits. The visits were not all business and everyone in the company went the extra mile to show me what their great country had to offer. Sights and sounds that you could never experience anywhere else in the world really opened my eyes.

I went ahead and created a new image gallery on here to share some of those pictures with you. Please take a look if you get a chance, as you will surely see something of interest. Whether it be elephants in the street, a massive festival, a severely bug-bitten hand, or just picturesque scenery, the India  gallery will give you a little peak into my experiences during the trips.

While I don’t want to go into detail regarding my decision to sell my stake in the company, I will say that the decision was made with a heavy heart and none of it would have come to fruition without Vivek. I miss my business partner Vivek, the friends I made during my visits, and the extraordinary assault on the senses that only India can give you. While the company is in great hands now, I definitely wonder “what if” …

In reference to the hindsight quote earlier, they also say “A good soldier never looks back”, which is especially true in business. So, did the true worth of the business lie in it’s sale, in the lessons learned, the relationships made, or the experiences encountered during the travel ? I would honestly say all of the above !

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