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Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign shares some notes form his life.

Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign shares some notes form his life.

Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign shares some notes form his life.

Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign Photo: Vivan Mehra/www.indiatodayimages.com Dilip Kapur, President, Hidesign <em>Photo: Vivan Mehra/www.indiatodayimages.com</em>
My first role model
My uncle, who studied at Harvard Business School. He inspired me to apply to the best American schools, regardless of the fact my family could not afford it

My first guru
My history teacher. She was beautiful and an excellent storyteller

My first job
Making candles for my sister. Rs 1 for 15 candles. Truly slave labour

My first boss
Robert Schwartz gave me a job as a dishwasher in his restaurant at Catskill, New York

My first promotion
After two weeks as dishwasher, I became a waiter and Schwartz even let me date his daughter

My first disappointment

Despite my trying really hard, my music teacher told me that I was the most tone deaf person in the class

As told to N. Madhavan