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Winning Stroke: Interview With Rajiv Jayaraman, CEO & Founder, KNOLSKAPE

In an interview, Rajiv Jayaraman, CEO & Founder, KNOLSKAPE opens up about his personal preferences, life and much more

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If not in the current profession, you would be?
Directing a movie

One tune you always hum.
Our National Anthem gives me goosebumps. I love to hum the tune.

One book to read when you want to motivate yourself.
I am not into motivational books but I've a learned a lot from "The power of habit" by Charles Duhigg. As Aristotle says, "We are what we repeatedly do, excellence then is not an act, but a habit."

One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most?  
I am the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul from the movie, "Invictus"

The place you never been to and always want to go.
Japan - I love the mix of modernity and mysticism of the place and yes, I love Sushi

An animal that signifies you & why?
Few years ago, one of my colleagues said that my animal spirit is that of a White Stork because I am calm, balanced and grounded. I am not sure about the choice of the animal but the description is apt, I feel.

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with?
Marvel or DC: Marvel
Batman or Superman: Superman
Tom or Jerry: Jerry

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If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
Matt Damon. If he is not available, I'll do it myself, I am a semi-professional stage actor.

Luck or Hard Work, What do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
Luck can open a door for you but it is hard work that helps you sustain the success.

One best decision you ever made.
Marrying my wife

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life.
Think long term

Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?
My wife

What has been your biggest achievement?
Building a super team at KNOLSKAPE that delivers super experience to our clients.

One thing that you want to change in yourself.
Slow down and enjoy the small things

A line said by your closed one that you never forget?
Something my mom used to say "Without a wall, there is no painting", This is in reference to the importance of one's health. Health is the biggest wealth.

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Jeet Sharma

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