Vivek Bindra is the Founder of Bada Business, which was launched in 2019 to help small and medium enterprises scale up their businesses and grow. The edtech platform offers digital educational courses and business lessons to arm small and aspiring entrepreneurs with the requisite knowledge and skills to startup and run businesses effectively.
While working as a business trainer with a series of top corporate houses for several years, Vivek realised that while there was no dearth of business training facilities for large organisations, MSMEs hardly have access to modern business training resources. This edtech platform offers a series of digital business learning courses, ranging from two months to two years.
Here are his responses to our Proust questionnaire…
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Being able to make a difference in people’s lives through my work.
What is your greatest fear?
None. I believe in the principle of doing your best and being prepared for the worst.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
Extreme goal orientation, because of which sometimes my health gets ignored.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
Which living person do you most admire?
What is your greatest extravagance?
My library, which has over 5,000 books.
What is your current state of mind?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
On what occasion do you lie?
When a lie is protecting a higher truth.
What do you most dislike about your appearance?
Nothing. One’s appearance is just a façade, and it is temporary.
Which living person do you most despise?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
The ability to pursue a vision.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
An attitude of service.
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
The Srimad Bhagavad Gita.
Which talent would you most like to have?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I want to lose 10 kgs.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Building a community and creating a network effect.
If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?
Where would you most like to live?
At my farmhouse with no disturbances around.
What is your most treasured possession?
My knowledge of the holy scriptures and my books.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
The lack of knowledge.
What is your favourite occupation?
Coaching potential leaders in my organisation.
What is your most marked characteristic?
Clarity of thought and decision-making.
What do you most value in your friends?
Integrity and dependability.
Who are your favourite writers?
Gary W Keller.
Who is your hero of fiction?
I don’t read fiction. I prefer biographies
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj — for his analytical abilities, strategic alliances, and fearlessness.
Who are your heroes in real life?
What is your favourite name?
What is it that you most dislike?
When time is wasted.
What is your greatest regret?
Eating non-vegetarian food in my childhood.
What is your favourite journey?
The journey of self-discovery.
What is your motto?
Change your mindset and situations will change themselves for you.
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