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Winning Stroke: Interview With Dhiraj Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, CampusSutra

In an interview, Dhiraj Aggarwal, Co-Founder and CEO, CampusSutra opens up about his personal preferences, life and much more

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If not in the current Profession, you would be?
A Professor, Its always been my dream ever since I was in school. Apart from all the obvious reasons like shaping the future generation. Its a profession, where you have the luxury of time.

One tune you always hum.
"The Sound of Silence" - Simon and Garfunkel

One book to read when you want to motivate yourselves.
Grinding It Out: The Making of McDonald's

One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.
Get busy living or Get busy dying- Morgan Freeman in Shawshank Redemption

The place you never been to and always want to go.
Iceland! To see what the fuss is all about :)

An animal that signifies you & why?
Cheetah! Fast and Furious!

A movie character you most resemble or resonate with.
Chris Gardner (Will Smith)- in the 'The Pursuit of Happyness'. It is a true representation of victory of human spirit over life in general.

Choose one from each below:
Marvel or DC: Marvel! Because I love Avengers
Batman or Superman: Superman, He is all natural. Batman has too much tech to handle, which frankly would frazzle me while I fight crime!
Tom or Jerry: Jerry, the only rat who can scare the hell out of a cat!
Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv: Chacha Chaudhary, for obvious reasons (Dimaag-Computer)

If your life was to be turned into a movie, who would you like to play your part?
Surely Will Smith, because of my answer to question 7

Luck or Hard Work, What do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
I define success as achieving goals that you set for yourself. Hence Success is a very ambiguous word. One person's success is another's failure.  You have to grind to reach there, there is no substitute for hard work but you cannot ignore Luck. It’s a mixed bag of both Luck and hard work.

One best decision you ever made.
Leaving my corporate job and starting my business.

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life?
I like to take decisions fast. "Move Fast and Break things".
I do not like to regret. I take decisions fast and work with them.
If it was favourable, good! If not, you learn your lesson and move on!

Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?
My Wife and business partner, Khusboo, Who I am so lucky to counsel me whenever life throws me a curveball.

What has been your biggest achievement?
The feeling of being a father is second to none. Although, its more my wife's achievement :) but my daughter Una is my biggest achievement and prized possession.

One thing that you want to change in yourself.
I would love to have a switch off button. Whenever I am home and with family, I would like to use that and give them by 100% attention.

A line said by your closed one that you never forget.
Drink more water- My Wife

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Jeet Sharma

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