‘Adapt to chang­ing tech­nolo­gies’

This CEO says he likes to ‘learn some­thing new ev­ery day’

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Guide - - CAREER SMART -

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

Smart ca­su­als

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

Your pas­sion?

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

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