A Peo­ple's Per­son

India Business Journal - - HOT SEAT - GANESH BABU Direc­tor IDE Con­sult­ing Ser­vices Send feed­back to chand.sharmila@gmail.com

Ganesh Babu loves liv­ing life in the lap of lux­ury. The direc­tor of IDE Con­sult­ing Ser­vices, the Ben­galuru-based B2B con­sult­ing and deal­fa­cil­i­tat­ing company, is also fond of cars and bikes of high-end, lux­ury brands, of course. Mr Babu comes with an ex­ten­sive knowl­edge across event con­fer­enc­ing and B2B ini­tia­tive in­dus­try. Ex­tremely pas­sion­ate about creating a sense of trust within his pro­fes­sional cir­cles, the IDE direc­tor is a peo­ple's per­son who is of­ten seen in­spir­ing his team. In a lively con­ver­sa­tion with

Sharmila Chand, Mr Babu talks about his likes, dis­likes, strengths and weak­nesses.

How do you de­fine your­self?

A peo­ple's per­son, ex­tremely en­thu­si­as­tic about work - an ideator

What is your phi­los­o­phy of life?

Live, laugh, love, lux­ury

What is your pas­sion in life?

Cricket, bikes, cars, Poker, Snooker; in the process of find­ing more..

What is your man­age­ment mantra?

Con­nect with your peo­ple. In­spire them, and then em­power them.

What would you like to say about your work?

An arena where I play the game, there­fore, I love and wor­ship this arena; and hence, I en­joy work­ing and mak­ing it count.

A busi­ness leader you ad­mire the most…

War­ren Buf­fet, Don­ald Trump, Jamshedji Tata, R M Dhari­wal, just to men­tion a few...

Your strength…

Pa­tience, pas­sion to achieve, handling re­spon­si­bil­ity, en­joy it and lead­ing by ex­am­ple

Your weak­ness…

Work-life-so­ci­ety bal­ance

Your kind of mu­sic…

EDM, Fu­sion, Bol­ly­wood and re­gional mu­sic

Your favourite hol­i­day des­ti­na­tion…

Dubai, Am­s­ter­dam and South Africa as of now

For­mal suit or ca­sual at­tire…

For­mal suit

You are a tough, se­ri­ous boss or…

A cool boss

What do you en­joy the most in life, gen­er­ally?

Ex­pe­ri­enc­ing those wow mo­ments of life both per­son­ally and pro­fes­sion­ally

Golf or Bridge or…

Poker

How do you de-stress?

Spend­ing time with my loved ones, friends, spa, Poker and drives that will get me closer to na­ture

Your mantra for suc­cess…

(I strongly be­lieve in the quote: "When you want to suc­ceed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be suc­cess­ful.")

Your dream…

Building a dream home, turn­ing IDE into In­dia's largest con­glom­er­ate, owning a Fer­rari, Bu­gatti Vey­ron, Har­ley-David­son Night Rod and a Du­cati bike and trav­el­ling around the world

Ten years from now, where do we see you?

As a role model to many

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