"Never say no, never give up. Do the difficult."
EX: Biggest milestone in your life.
HIM: Running a startup that is now 5 years old! We now have three brands: POPxo, Plixxo and Luxeva! With the introduction the POPxo product line, we are also consolidating our position as a India’s Content-Community-Commerce platform for millennial women. Personally the biggest milestone were when my two children Pranav and Reya were born.
EX: Book(s) that have influenced your life.
HIM: ‘The Hard Things about Hard Things’ by Ben Horowitz
‘Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion’ by Robert B. Cialdini
‘The Harry Potter’ series by JK Rowling,
‘Hit Refresh: A Memoir by Microsoft’s CEO’ by Satya Nadella
All the books by Jim Collins – Good To Great, Turning The Flywheel, Build To Last, Great By Choice and many more.
EX: An unusual app on your smartphone.
HIM: One of the relatively lesser known apps I use a lot is LastPass – it’s a password manager.
EX: 3 habits you think are most important in order to be an effective leader.
HIM: Effective communication is key – to all stakeholders: team, investors, users and media. It has to be consistent and honest. Resilience – is what gets you through the highs and lows that are part and parcel of the startup journey. Empathy is what is needed the most – as it allows you to see the other person’s position and react effectively.
Along with this – I believe in constant learning.
EX: Your upcoming career goals
HIM: Keep loving what I do! I wake up in the morning, raring to go. The potential of a media-tech startup in India looking to build a content-influencer-commerce play is infinite and as POPxo, Plixxo and Luxeva, we have a clear head start. We want to keep building on this. There is so much to do – I am very excited about the future. Our mission is to help women achieve their goals and lead better, happier lives. We try and do this in the most fun and engaging way possible!