Overtures of ‘Spill over effects’ from R&D organizations are very common in the industry. After spending quality time of about 15+ years in R&D departments of premier product organizations like Philips, Honeywell, it was quite uncalled for to move out of a comfort zone. But we wanted to carve a niche for ourselves, so we decided to take the leap.
Second challenge was to search for mentors. After some pursuit we were fortunate to rope in two well-informed knowledgeable mentors. They both had 42+ years of relevant industry experience and one has MBA from Stanford University, USA.