Technology always fascinated me, the changes it has made for the society over these years are undeniable. Ranging from the industrial revolution making factories infinitely more productive, to telecommunications making the world an infinitely smaller place enabling instant conversations with someone thousands of kilometers away. All this felt nothing but tantamount to magic.
The year was 2011 and I had been working with a partner in property development for 3.5 years. We did all the leg work – from end to end development, finding the site, buying the site, designing the developments, getting approval, project managing the construction, being the real estate agents for the buyers, and most importantly selling the property at the end of the day.
We were great at what we did and we did well financially. However, my day to day was nothing but monotonous. I essentially searched online for sites to develop, found creative ways to make them work, and then called sub-contractors to check if they were going to turn up on time and do the right thing otherwise ask why they didn’t turn up and do the right thing.
And then one day it hit me, I was reading an article along the lines of purpose and I realised that in reality, I was just making nice houses for rich people. And even though it was lucrative, it didn’t seem like something I was really proud of telling my kids that that was my contribution to the world.
It was at that moment when the thought occurred to me that with all of the technology we have, shouldn’t we have been able to solve the problem of people turning up at the right time and doing the right thing?
Thinking further I wondered if I could help with it then it would definitely be applicable to a lot of areas in business and our personal lives.
And it couldn’t be that hard, could it???