Winning Stroke: Interview with Mr. Padmanabhan Iyer, Managing Director and Global CEO, 3i Infotech

"The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do"


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1) If not in the current profession, you would be?

In the Indian Armed Forces. Joining the Indian Army was an ambition during my school days

2) One tune you always hum.

Pal Pal dil ke paas tum rahtee ho – Blackmail – Dharmendra, Raakhee

3) One book to read when you want to motivate yourselves.

“Atlas Shrugged” – Ayn Rand

4) One dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most.

“Main paanch lakh ka sauda karne aaya hoon, aur meri jeb mein paanch phootee kaudee bhi nahin hain” – Trishul

5) The place you never been to and always want to go.

Grand Canyon, Arizona

6) An animal that signifies you & why?

Bull – I don’t give up

7) A movie character you most resemble or resonate with.

John McClane – Bruce Willis in Die Hard

8) If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?

Bruce Willis

9) Luck or Hard Work, what do you think weighs more in defining a successful person?

Hard Work, but one key element of the Hard Work is to grab the opportunity that luck brings your way

10) One best decision you ever made.

To take the mantle of Managing Director & Global CEO of 3i Infotech

11) A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in personal or professional life. 

Disassociate the mind from the heart and decide with the heart in personal life and the mind in professional life

12) Whose advice do you seek when in dilemma?


13) What has been your biggest achievement?

Turning around 3i Infotech

14) One thing that you want to change in yourself.

Poor work life balance

15) A line said by your closed one that you never forget.

By the time you decide to enjoy life, you will be too old to do it


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