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Kartik Bakshi

Country Manager,
India & SAARC, Belkin International

"Comedy keeps the heart sweet."- Mark Twain


 

EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: Setting both personal and professional goals are essential for one’s growth in life. For me, purchasing my first car was a pretty big deal, too bad I had to sell her off (thanks to Uber).

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: Firstly, ‘The Warren Buffet Way’ which I read around 20 years ago, really taught me about strategy and decision making. It was insightful and beckoning. Jim Corbett’s book on Tigers & Col. and Patterson’s book ‘Man-Eaters of Tsavo’ inspired me to connect with nature.

EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: Tik-Tok (just kidding). I do use ‘Rosetta Stone’ to learn new languages that I never succeed at learning.

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: The Samsung Bot Care for my parents.

EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: Lead from the front, keep your team motivated and be empathetic towards them.

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM: Spacecrafts are so cool. I am a big fan of the Mars Rover.

EXYour ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: Preserving the environment for a sustainable future should be a prerogative of all corporations and people alike. Belkin as a company takes this very seriously. All companies need to keep creating products that do not harm the environment, use recycled materials (wherever they can) and ensure lesser use of natural resources. Corporations should also encourage employees to involve themselves in sustainable projects to drive awareness and education.

EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: Sounds clichéd but my current priority is to ensure all the brands for Belkin International under my leadership keep growing and expanding successfully in the Indian sub-continent.