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Anupam Mittal

Founder,
People Group (Shaadi.com)

"If you have built castles in the air; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them."


 

EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: 1. Having a wonderful daughter in 2017
2. Helping 6 million people find their life partner in 2018.

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’ by Renée Mauborgne and W. Chan Kim, ‘The Fifth Discipline’ by Peter Senge.

EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: BabyCenter and Healofy.

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: A Tesla.

EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: •Ability to inspire people,
•Being right a lot,
•Perseverance.

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM: Electricity.

EXYour ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: To me, sustainable technology means two things –
•Having a clean energy source. Fortunately for us, we have the sun which gives without diminishing the source. We just have to figure out how to harness it efficiently and effectively and I do believe entrepreneurship and human ingenuity are leading the way.
•The second is a lot more nuanced. How do you develop and distribute technology that’s good for ‘all’ as opposed to a ‘few’? I think the government has a big role to play here.

EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: I think the coming decade will be the decade of Indian entrepreneurship. From the 80s to the 90s, Indians had established themselves as some of the top professionals in the world, be it engineers or doctors. In the last few years, it has become clear that India is producing some of the top CXOs in the world. I believe we will now see Indians rising to the top of the entrepreneurship ladder, and this is not a boast. I think the conditions in India are best suited to produce some of the top entrepreneurs. My goal is to play a role in this structural shift.