The panelists for session 'Rapid Fire Round: What clicked &transformed me!' at MindRush 2013: Riyaz Amlani, CEO and MD of Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality; Sasha Mirchandani, MD and founder of KAE Capital; Sachin Bansal, CEO and co-founder of Flipkart; and Deep Kalra, Chairman and Group CEO of Makemytrip.com.
The moderator for the session was Business Today Managing Editor Josey Puliyenthuruthel.
Deep Kalra (second from right) said, "it's a big mistake to make people do everything. At an early stage of the business that is all right, he says, but when it scales up, people with special skills are necessary. He adds it is crucial to give people with expertise the right task."
KAE Capital founder Sasha Mirchandani says his father taught him to look outward, not inward. After coming back from the US to India at the age of 22, he asked his father to buy him a Mercedes, and his father refused. Mirchandani says all his friends were driving fancy cars, and was shocked that his father refused.
Impressio Entertainment and Hospitality's Riyaaz Amlani (left) says much of his life has been a series of accidents. Tired of working in the entertainment business, he decided to take the plunge into the restaurant business that he and his friends would talk about at the end of the day. The restaurant was literally assembled together with furniture from homes, Amlani says. He adds that even the watchman of his building donated a stool.
Riyaz Amlani, CEO and MD of Impresario Entertainment and Hospitality with Sasha Mirchandani, MD and founder of KAE Capital at the MindRush 2013 session 'Rapid Fire Round: What clicked &transformed me'!
Flipkart CEO and co-founder Sachin Bansal says that often people around you have more perspective than you do, of what you are doing. When you are in the thick of things, you may not have that perspective