Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com (India/Middle East/Southeast Asia)
My first role model
My father, Mukund Modi. He gave me the freedom to choose
My first job
Was that of a table tennis coach to earn some pocket money. I used to coach a person who had a bad flatulence problem: made me realise that earning money is not easy!
My first boss
K. P. Karunakaran at Ingersoll Rand. He taught me: "It is all about team work"
My first disappointment
I had to miss the opportunity to represent India at the Asian Games as part of the table tennis squad. The dates clashed with my preparation for school board exams
As told to Vivan Mehra