Before going to the analogy, let me first state what both these terms are.
On a piece of land, what do the miners do? They dig up the whole place, excavate and completely exploit the land. They make their fortune out of what all they gathered and finally leave the land a trash, moving on with their lives.
Farmers, on the other hand, what do they do? They take care of their land as a great gift. Nourishing and cultivating on the same piece of land taking care to never let the land lose its fertility. They live their life completely working on that land and even if not making a fortune, making enough to live and taking pride in their work.
The above two terms apply to the computer industry nowadays too.
There are a group of people out there who make their own startup, do all the tricks and works to get a name for their company. And once this is accomplished, what do they do? They somehow get one of the hotshots out there to acquire them for a large amount of money. And they move on.
Again, on the other hand, there are another group of people who make their own startup and keep it running no matter what. People who don’t yield to the hotshots. People who actually run their company working day and night just for the love of maintaining what they have.
I’ll leave the analogy to you.
Shalin Jain, the CEO of the Tenmiles Corporation, is one among the two. He bought land and made their own office building for their company out there. Working as a man who is the best at what he does, he follows where his life is leading him doing what he loves the most. Ladies and gentlemen, Shalin Jain is a farmer.
This post comes from having a nice evening tea talk which I had with my brother. I love him and may God bless him. 🙂