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Pranay Chulet

Founder and CEO,
Quik

"There is nothing in a Caterpillar that tells you it’s going to be a Butterfly."


 

EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: Making sure my little tiger Sophie (my daughter) is more interested in the real world than in a smartphone.

EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: ‘Sapiens’: A brief history of humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.

EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: Suncalc’ – to calculate the trajectory of the sun on any day of the year. Played a pivotal role in me deciding where to place windows in the house I am building and is a bookmark actually.

EXThe next product on your tech-wishlist.
HIM: Undoubtedly, it would be the new Huawei P30 Pro, because of its unparalleled photography and videography capabilities and several world-first innovations. Besides this, I am also eagerly waiting for the Huawei Mate X. It is the world’s fastest foldable 5G ready smartphone.

EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: Prioritize, empathize and don’t be a jerk.

EX: The best tech innovation according to you.
HIM:  The steam engine. The steam engine.

EXYour ideas and views on sustainable technology
HIM: We have reached a point where each percentage increase in human consumption is increasing the need for sustainable tech by about 100%.

EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: As Ruskin Bond said so well – “The pleasure of travel is in the journey and not so much in reaching one’s destination. Destinations rarely live up to the traveller’s expectations.”