By Nitesh Khandelwal (CEO and Co-Founder, QuantInsti)
“Not to give too much weight to the past, things are constantly changing/evolving and what used to or didn’t use to work earlier may not work or may work now.”
If not in the current profession, you would be?
Organizational behavior in Psychology
One tune you always hum?
Theme from Clint Eastwood’s movie ‘The good, the Bad and the Ugly’
One book to read when you want to motivate yourself?
The hard thing about hard things
One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most?
“Do. Or do not. There is no try.” By Master Yoda in Starwars – The Empire Strikes Back.
The place you never been to and always want to go?
Papua New Guinea
An animal that signifies you & why?
Beaver, as it has some of the qualities I aspire and try for, qualities like perseverance, patience and the strong belief in hard work for success.
A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with:
- Marvel or DC: DC
- 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?
Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
Hard Work, always!
One best decision you ever made?
Starting a family!
A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life?
Not to give too much weight to the past, things are constantly changing/evolving and what used to or didn’t use to work earlier may not work or may work now.
Whose advice do you seek when in a dilemma?
From a calmer self (if possible). Or, my wife.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Constantly learning from my team and building the ability to effectively guide them using those learnings.
One thing that you want to change in yourself?
Read a lot more than I currently do.
A line said by your close one that you never forget?
From my father: Planning for the future is important but always remember that the present is also important and more real than the future.
You can read the original article here: Winning Stroke: Interview With Nitesh Khandelwal, Co-Founder & Director, QuantInsti