Building a business : The Library On Cart case study : Chapter 6 The phone call

I get a call from a friend. Her sister had gone into depression. She’s OK now but needs to get out of the house, keep busy to avoid the depression trap. She’s not trained for a job. Loves clothes. Can we employ her in some way? Salary is not a concern.

It always is. At least some bare minimum. Further we’re in lean season now. There’s no work till August. What will we do with another person! We say yes ๐Ÿ™‚ If it can help, help.
I propose let’s start a library ๐Ÿ™‚ A place to meet, exchange magazines, have a cuppa. Play chess, ludo. Not expensive. Just a place to meet. Spend time with friends. Simple place. I dust out the name Prasoon, my husband, had proposed years back – Coffee, conversations and books. CCB ๐Ÿ™‚
Failed again.
Anubhav, he of blind faith ๐Ÿ™‚ , says yes. We work on a module. We again need space. Rent is again a problem. He doesn’t offer his. Can he? His father owns the house and hence the rights. Did he even think of this option :0 How could he propose if hadn’t even thought about it !
No idea.

( Anubhav don’t feel bad. Don’t feel bad. Wait for the end) (ek jana toh pucca end tak padega:)

I’ve already gifted my house to Wrapd. The price success extracts ?
Failed again.
I’m traveling to work and look at all these food thelas (carts) and why not a library on cart. I start imagining a library on cart.
The idea appeals. The more I think the more viable it starts becoming. I am intrigued and propose the idea to Anubhav.
He of blind faith ๐Ÿ™‚ , says yes. We work on a module. We don’t need space. Problem solved ? Except who’ll cart and manage the cart.
Yours truly offers her services. Nobody believes I’m serious. We joke about it.
Where’s the Wrapd owner? I want a meeting.
Sir please go to the thela outside. The owner is the person sitting running the thela ??
Anubhav and I start designing tech connected carts, a library spread all over Delhi but all interconnected. Payment by credit card, payTM , etc etc. A very cool place indeed. It can be our marketing strategy ???We can control Wrapd ad pasting, flyer distribution from here. Wrapd will not spend money on marketing, Wrapd will earn through its marketing strategy ??
We joke, we laugh, we dream. We don’t do one concrete thing.

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