Winning Stroke: Interview With Karmesh Gupta, CEO, WiJungle
Gupta truly believes, "Be true to yourself and do good to others with no expectation of return."
If not in the current profession, you would be?
Whatever I would have been doing, Public figure will be the common aspect in everything as I am someone who has always believed in living life with strong self-identity. Having upper hand in skills like observation, teaching, creativity, perspicacity and perspicuity, I would have been either a Bureaucrat or an Artist or a Journalist.
One tune you always hum.
It changes 5 times a day. I love music. One that is currently flowing with my blood is 'Saathiya' Title Song.
One book to read when you want to motivate yourself.
Rich dad poor dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter.
One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.
Koi tumhe tab tak nahi hara sakta ... Jab tak tum khud se na haar jao
The place you never been to and always want to go.
There are many places. I love to be close to the nature.
An animal that signifies you & why?
Honeybee, who works hard for 10 hours a day to gather nectars and create one thimbleful of honey. In a way, someone who is selfless and is ready to give his part for adding Joy & comfort to the life of others.
A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with.
Aspire to. Guru. Raees. Size of aspiration & taking care of family and friends mean everything to me.
If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
My all time favorite, Shah Rukh Khan.
Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?
I believe Hard Work weighs more. Personally I am not a lucky person who gets things easily. So for me it is the hard work that has changed my life. Moreover, even if someone is lucky enough & becomes successful but doesn't works hard then I believe the foundation of that success is not concrete.
One best decision you ever made.
The decision to opt LNMIIT, My Alma Matter. Whatever the form and shape I am in today, that place is the reason.
A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life.
I always take decisions based on intuition.
Whose advice do you seek when in a dilemma?
I seek advice from people in my close network.
What has been your biggest achievement?
From an external point, it definitely is building WiJungle but internally within me, my biggest achievement is the consistency I have maintained over the last 8 years to chase my dreams.
One thing that you want to change in yourself.
I have been engaged in work and didn't get the right amount of time to read. So I want to change that significantly in the coming time.
A line said by your close one that you never forget.
Be true to yourself and do good to others with no expectation of return.