Eight years ago, one of my mentors told me the above quote, he further shared that by giving and sharing, one does not lose, rather one will “get and grow”. It sounded contradictory, against every principle in the competitive society that our world is. I simply could not comprehend this. Our consulting firm Sterling Team was then a fledging company without any track record. We needed all the help and support from others we could get, not the other way around.
It took half a decade for the meaning behind this quote to sink in. Our team had developed and grew over those first few years and we were looking to do more. We felt called to help micro and small retailers manage their sales and inventories and this calling manifested itself in a new Android application: iREAP POS Lite. Launched in November 2014, it is available free of charge AND free of ads on Google Play. This was a way for us to give back to society, it was our social mission.