Monday, December 31, 2007

Learn from mistakes, and take corrective action.

People make all the difference

K. Balakrishnan co-founded Servion Global Solutions in 1991 and is currently the Managing Director and CEO of the company. A graduate from NIT Surathkal, Bala’s vision for the company is to design and deliver solutions that will positively enhance business interaction globally. Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:

Two things that my education/training taught me:

Logical reasoning.
People make all the difference.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Dreaming big is the fountainhead to success

Don’t ever have a finish line

Anil Jain is the Managing Director of Refex Refrigerants Ltd. A commerce graduate from Loyola College, Chennai, he was exposed to business at a young age, and took active interest in the steel business which his family was engaged in. Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:

Two things I learnt from my work/real life:

I rejoice in challenges, looking through them inspires and any stride taken against challenges is a symbol of human endeavour.
Dreaming big is the fountainhead to success…that’s what makes sleep such a nice thing to do.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Monetary rewards are only a bonus; experience is the real salary

Move faster than your competitor

Andrew Tsui is the Managing Director of India operations of Asus, which is one of the world’s largest technology manufacturing company. He has a degree in Power Mechanical Engineering and also a management degree. Andrew enjoys cooking, swimming, music and reading in his spare time. Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:

Two things that my education/training taught me:

If you sit and wait for a question, you are still a student. If you start asking questions and try to explain things, you are becoming a teacher. A person learns much more and faster after he starts teaching.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Life is the greatest teacher of all

The only true failure is the person who gives up trying

Vivek Mehra is the Managing Director & CEO, Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd. He has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering, an M.A. in Marketing from Columbia University, New York and a B.Sc. in Textile Technology from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York. Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:

Two things my education/training taught me:

My primary education was in India, while my college education and the beginning of my working life were in the US.