‘Adapt to changing technologies’
This CEO says he likes to ‘learn something new every day’
The first thought that came to your head when they said you’d be CEO?
Great! An opportunity to work on something pathbreaking and innovative
What did you do in your first 90 days as CEO?
Marketed the concept of digital cinema
What books have most inspired your leadership style
The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz
What traits do you think the next-generation CEO should have?
Adaptability to changing technologies
Most valuable advice you like to hand out to those at work...
Work hard and enjoy it
Business leader you’re a fan of? Why?
Nandan Nilekani because he gave up a successful career to serve as the chairperson of the Aadhar project
Why would anyone want to work for
To be a part of something innovative where there is always an opportunity to grow
The fact that your organisation loves its people is proved by…
We have the lowest attrition rates in the industry and across industries
Any management best practices you’ve borrowed from other cultures/countries?
We need to plan for the future like the Japanese do
If interviewing people, you are impressed by?
Confidence and ability to take initiative
Do you think organisations should focus seriously on green initiatives?
It is important for organisations to focus on green initiatives because we have only one earth and it is our duty to protect and save it
You get your news/business information from?
Newspapers and television
Are you a web trawler? If yes, how much time do you spend on it? What social networking sites are you on?
Yes I spend a couple of hours on the web every day on Facebook and Twitter
Formal and casual dressing to you means… you can mention brands
What’s parked in your garage? What would you replace it with if you could, and why?
BMW 5 series. Another BMW 5 series
Most expensive thing you bought last year…
I haven’t bought anything
expensive last year
You bust stress by…
Music, movies and spending time with family
To learn something new every day
You balance work and life by?
Spending time with my family as much as I can, though it doesn’t always happen