Winning Stroke: Interview With Divay Kumar, CEO & Founder, O4S
"We are always answerable to someone, and it should be seen positively. I try to make decisions that should affect everyone around me positively."
If not in the current profession, you would be?
Probably working with a Humanitarian Cause Support Organization or in Climate Change domain. I feel a lot of work is to be done in both areas. Building sustainable models for the community can bring a substantial change in the lives of millions of people.
One tune you always hum?
I’ll go the gym today…
One book to read when you want to motivate yourself?
I’ve never picked up a book again. There are way too many books to read and too little time to finish them all.
One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most?
“That's the beauty of argument, if you argue correctly, you're never wrong”- from Thank you for Smoking.
The place you never been to and always want to go?
South America, mainly countries covering Amazon Forest
An animal that signifies you & why?
Dolphin. From what I’ve read about animals, I associate mostly to the personality traits of Dolphins. They’re known to create an ambient respectful environment around them. They’re known to be dedicated towards their cause and drive great satisfaction from fostering greatness in others.
A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with:
Marvel or DC: DC
Batman or Superman: Superman
Tom or Jerry: Jerry
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?
Abhay Deol. I like his calm yet smart personality.
Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
Since the past three years, we have been working really hard as a team, but have been lucky enough to find amazing people to work with us. I feel both luck and hard work play equally important, but hard work always triumphs luck. Only luck can’t help one achieve success.
One best decision you ever made?
The decision to be not to be restricted by the boundaries created by the world.
A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life?
We are always answerable to someone, and it should be seen positively. I try to make decisions that should affect everyone around me positively.
Whose advice do you seek when in a dilemma?
My friends. Over the years I’ve been lucky enough to find amazing friends, who are not only career-driven but are also good people. I treat them as my advisors, who see things in many dimensions, including how ethical a decision I make is.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Again, my friends. I’ve been able to befriend amazing people, and I consider that as an achievement.
One thing that you want to change in yourself?
Eat healthier and become regular at gym
A line said by your close one that you never forget?
When in dilemma, chose an option and make it correct.