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Tuesday, August 02, 2005

A freewheelin chat with Vivek Paul

After reading this interview you get a feeling that Vivek Paul is a relieved man. Vivek Paul and his sister Vibha Paul-Rishi (PepsiCo) together make a very dominant bro-sis combo in the global corporate world. Vivek Paul was in Chennai to deliver a speech to the students of GLIM. Controversial questions like differences with Premji and succession issues at Wipro have been carefully avoided.

Ramnath had been to this event and he mentions the take aways from Vivek Paul’s speech.

Excerpts from the Business Line interview

Stick to a path or shift industries for growth?

It's a bit like driving in Chennai. You can weave in and out of lanes or you stick to one. There's no one right way. Because you weave in and out, you might reach faster. But if you stick to one lane, there are others weaving out, giving you a clear road ahead and you might get on.

His thought for the day

People plan for failure much more than they plan for success. Life is a bit of being in luck and being ready. Either one is not enough. If you are not prepared, even if luck knocks on your door, you will not make it. But if you are ready, you can grab opportunities when they come to you.

12 Comments:

  • This is interesting trivia. Didn't know Vibha Paul Rishi was the sister of Vivek Paul ..

    By Blogger Cogito, at 12:59 PM  

  • Intersting post,Kaps!!

    By Blogger Gangadhar, at 2:47 PM  

  • hmm...nice to read what the person has to say...
    forgive my ignorance, but who is this?????
    :)

    By Blogger monu, at 3:02 PM  

  • Kaps,
    The thought for the day was nice :)

    By Blogger Prabha, at 3:33 PM  

  • @Cogito,
    lot of people don't know about it.

    @Ambati,
    Thanx

    @Monu,
    U cud hv googled to find the answer. are u talking about vivek paul or vibha paul-rishi.
    the media knows him as India's highest paid manager (although he draws a salary in USD since he is based in the US)
    we know him as the Vice Chairman of Wipro / CEO of Wipro Technologies, the software arm of Wipro.

    @Prabha,
    I also liked the thought for the day.

    By Blogger Kaps, at 3:51 PM  

  • nice link. thanks for posting it.

    By Blogger G3, at 3:51 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:47 PM  

  • have a look at this also sometime. http://www.siliconindia.com/shownewsdata.asp?newsno=28811

    By Blogger puddlefrog, at 5:02 PM  

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    By Blogger FlirtinFelicity, at 5:18 PM  

  • intersting piece.. didn't know that they are siblings..

    that example of chennai traffic is a gud one..

    By Blogger Chakra Sampath, at 7:49 PM  

  • the thot4hte day was very sensible...

    By Blogger viji, at 9:46 PM  

  • Kaps,

    TMI in one blog.! That shows who you are. Great work my friend.

    MK arrest? Umm..thanks for the update..I didn't know until I read you today.

    I'll read the other links soon.!

    By Blogger Narayanan Venkitu, at 9:00 AM  

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