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Winning Stroke: Interview With Pramoud Rao, Founder & Managing Director, Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd.

In an interview, Pramoud Rao, Founder & Managing Director, Zicom Electronic Security Systems Ltd. opens up about his personal preferences, life and much more

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If not in the current profession, you would be?
If not in my current profession, I think I would venture into the music industry. Music has been a passion right from my college days and I think if I had the right opportunity, I would definitely love to convert this passion into my profession.

One tune you always hum.
Songs from Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar. I love old Hindi songs with a good lyrics and hum them sometimes.

One book to read when you want to motivate yourselves.
Awaken the Giant Within by Anthony Robbins. My favorite quote from his book is: "If you can't, you must. If you must, you can."

One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.
Great men are not born great, they grow great. - The Godfather
"Do, or do not. There is no 'try.' " Star Wars

The place you never been to and always want to go.
Mount Everest

An animal that signifies you & why?
A lion because of its courage to win and wisdom to manage power responsibly.       

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with:
Choose one from each below:

  • Marvel or DC - Marvel
  • Batman or Superman - Superman
  • Tom or Jerry – Tom
  • Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv – Super Commando Dhruv

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
Sanjay Dutt.

Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
For me, both luck and hard work play an equal role in defining a successful person.

One best decision you ever made.
Venturing into the electronic security market in the year, 1995, following the advise of my father Mr. Mangalore Vinayak Rao.

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in personal or professional life?
I listen to my gut feeling.

Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?
My wife, Mrs. Gauri Rao.

What has been your biggest achievement?
Building an empire from scratch in a segment which was non-existent at the time of inception.

One thing that you want to change in yourself?
I would like to adopt more intensively the 5 F’s of life – Focus, Fast, Flexible, Fun and Fit in my work and life

A line said by your closed one that you never forget?
My mother once told me; Son in your life, there will be a choice to chase LAXMI or Saraswati; If you chase Laxmi you will get “Money “and if you chase Saraswati you will become “Wealthy“.

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Jeet Sharma

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