Winning Stroke: Interview with Nishith Rastogi, CEO & Co-founder,

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”


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Q- If not in the current profession, you would be?


Q- One tune you always hum?

Lose yourself - by Eminem

Q- One book to read when you want to motivate yourself?

Zero to One - By Peter Thiel & Blake Masters

Q- One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most?

“I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you are looking for ransom, I can tell you I don't have money. But what I do have are a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you.”- Taken

Q - The place you never been to and always want to go to?

Antarctica/ Mariana Trench

Q- An animal that signifies you & why?

Border Collie, Intelligent and Loyal to a fault

Q- A movie character you most resemble or resonate with?

Iron Man

 Q- Choose one from each below:

o Marvel or DC - Marvel

o Batman or Superman - Batman

o Tom or Jerry - Jerry

o Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv - Chacha Chaudhary

Q- If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part as which character?

Liam Neeson or Jessica Alba, I am equally split

Q- Luck or hard work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?

Hard Work

Q- One best decision you have ever made?

To start Locus

Q- A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in personal or professional life?

Life is made up of dinner table stories.

Q- Whose advice you seek when in dilemma?

The Prophet - Khalil Gibran

Q- What has been your biggest achievement?

Running a 60 member team for 1000 days, in the most competitive talent market in the world, with zero voluntary attrition.

Q- One thing that you want to change in yourself?

Would like to be significantly more disciplined about my exercise & meditation.

Q- A line said by your closed one that you never forget?

Do it, you gonna turn into a fistful of ash anyway - Dad

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