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Dooth. A Daring Vision, An Impossible Dream

The visionary behind the mission, Vinod Nair – A lone warrior. A One Man Army

“Today’s big tech companies have too much power — too much power over our economy, our society, and our democracy. They’ve bulldozed competition, used our private information for profit, and tilted the playing field against everyone else. And in the process, they have hurt small businesses and stifled innovation.” Warren wrote in a post published on Medium

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil but data

The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data(insights) about you. What is data? Have you wondered whose data it is? What is in this data? Why is it so valuable? When you gave access to your email, messaging app, social media, phone contents in exchange for free services, you handed over a lot of private, sensitive and personal information about yourself. The consolidated information about consumers has become the most valuable commodity. 

Why is that? Imagine for a minute, that you are walking into a store to buy something and you know everything about the store. Would you not have an advantage over the seller? Vis-à-vis sellers today know a lot about consumers. Thanks to all the internet companies that capture, gather, analyze and sell your private information, your personal preferences, wants, needs spending habits, online search or internet surfing, likes and shares on social media, status updates and check-ins are all known and interpreted. Companies exploit this inside knowledge about the buyers and their psychology. The less that is known about you, the harder it is to exploit or take undue advantage of you.

It is high time that you take the first step to safeguard the private and sensitive information of you and your family. With the ‘I don’t care, if they read my data, I have nothing to hide’ attitude, you are not merely compromising privacy but have given them insight into your wallet, your personal preference, deep access to your subconscious mind and its predictable behaviors.
I have a staunch stand on privacy and the implications of invasion and abuse of privacy. Companies, in the name of profit, are auctioning private and sensitive information of our kids, family, and friends to the highest bidder and this must be stopped.

I founded Dooth, not for the purpose of running another company for profit. Dooth is not about making money. To me, Dooth is a movement, and today, I stand as a lone warrior. This movement is not about me, it is about all of us, our kids and their future.

I live in the U.S. in the Silicon Valley and often travel to India for business and family reasons. I have noticed the price of everything from the pin-to the -car has gone up exorbitantly.

In the U.S., rent is up 40%, property price is up 40%, a gallon of milk is up 40%. A pack of bread (low density) is up 30%. Most of the essential aspects of life needed to have a comfortable living and to raise a family has become out of reach. People work two to three jobs to make ends meet.

I noticed this trend is also prevalent in India. The cost of one kg of rice jumped from Rs. 28 to Rs 65. Petrol is up from Rs 40 to Rs. 70. Food is expensive. Rent, buying property, and the costs of all the other necessities of life are increasing outrageously.

All these have happened in the last 3 to 5 years. This is attributed to many factors, but one of the key factors is changes in the market conditions, as now, the sellers have the upper hand in the competitive environment. Sellers collaborate and leverage consumer data, and they are facilitated by large online companies which offer them insight into markets that otherwise would not be available. For the most part, data about you and your buying patterns are known to the market even before you enter the marketplace.

Today, I ask that you join this mission, not for my sake, but for your own. Every time a user signs up for Dooth to protect their privacy, the number of warriors for the mission increases. It funnels power into the movement. Your efforts will transform a one-man army into a large force. Goodness and Truth triumph, but take time. I know victory is far away and the challenge is insurmountable, but this impossible dream for righteousness has begun…

Vinod Nair

Vinod is a visionary, a seasoned entrepreneur and a technological leader with over 30 years of multifaceted experience in enterprise software, sales, marketing, and operations.

He is a collaborative, highly customer-focused professional with a profound commitment to constant improvements and excellence. He combines these qualities with management, business acumen, and leadership skills.

Vinod is currently serving as the CEO of PracticeSuite. Since taking over as its CEO in 2010,  Vinod has built PracticeSuite into one of the top five cloud ambulatory care platforms. He founded the company and, since 2009, has overseen its evolution into a growing, stable, and profitable company.

He built another company, Paid. MD, which uses crowdsourcing to enable doctors to collaborate and spread their billing knowledge onto a single, shared platform to exchange intricate skills across the nation and systematically address the rising denials and mishandlings of claim reimbursements by payers.

On a personal level, Vinod is an ardent student of Indian spiritual scriptures-Vedanta philosophy. He is associated with the Chinmaya International Foundation, a community-based cultural organization where he studies and teaches (elementary) Samskrit, the most ancient optimized language.

The Impossible Dream

lyrics by Joe Darion

To dream the impossible dream,
to fight the unbeatable foe,
to bear with unbearable sorrow,
to run where the brave dare not go...

To right the unrightable wrong,
to love pure and chaste from afar,
to try when your arms are too weary
to reach the unreachable star!

This is my quest —
to follow that star
no matter how hopeless,
no matter how far —
To fight for the right
without question or pause,
to be willing to march into hell
for a heavenly cause!

And I know
if I'll only be true
to this glorious quest
that my heart
will be peaceful and calm
when I'm laid to my rest.

And the world will be better for this
that one man, scorned and covered with scars,
still strove with his last ounce of courage
To reach the unreachable stars!