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Winning Stroke: Interview with Abhishek Sinha, Chief People and Operations Officer, KPIT Technologies Ltd.

In an informal interview, Abhishek Sinha, Chief People and Operations Officer, KPIT Technologies Ltd. opens up about his personal preferences, life and much more

If not in the current Profession, you would be?

A Writer – definitely.

One tune you always hum.

“I believe I can fly” by R.Kelly.

One Book to read when you want to motivate yourself.

“The Go-Giver” by Burg & Mann.

One Dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.

From Hollywood – “I don’t want to survive … I want to live” (12 Years a Slave).

From Bollywood – “Ek baar joh maine commitment kar di … uske baad tho mein khud ki bhi nahi sunta” …. (Wanted).

The Place you have never been to and always want to go to.

New Zealand … fascinated since I saw “Lord of the Rings”.

An animal that signifies you & why.

Horse – They are known for agility and endurance. People who work with me know that I want everything ‘now’. I run half-marathons … which can’t be done without the quality of endurance. Did you know that a horse can sleep anytime and in any position? I am the same. My wife dreads my “sleep-while-driving” mode.

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with.

Marvel or DC – DC – more because the villains are ‘cooler’ there … and hence more fun to beat.

Batman or Superman – Batman – human, mortal, cool car, has a real girlfriend … and a sidekick.

Tom or Jerry – Jerry … I would rather be chased.

Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv - Chacha Chaudhary kyunki “Chacha Chaudhary ka dimaag computer say bhi tez chalta hai.”

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

Sushant Singh Rajput – if he can play MS Dhoni, I am sure he can play me too!

Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful Person.

Neither. It is the attitude that defines the altitude of a person.

One best decision you have ever made.

Despite having no clue of how to even switch on a computer, I joined the IT Industry in 1993!

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

Actually, there is no strategy. It is about having a positive attitude and being passionate about everything you do – in personal or professional life. I have always followed this inspirational quote from Martin Luther King Jr. “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, 'Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well’”.

Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?

Always … my wife’s. When wife is the reason for dilemma, my kids'. 

What has been your biggest achievement?

Inculcating (vociferous) reading habits in my kids … and completing my first half-marathon 2 years back (I was asthmatic as a child and could hardly run).

One thing that you want to change in yourself.

Ability to keep changing my hairstyle. Maybe keep a Ponytail.

A line said by your closed one that you never forget.

“What’s the worst that can happen?” This is one line that motivates me to try out new things; get out of my comfort zone, and pulls me out of gloom when all’s not well.

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Jeet Sharma

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