When Steve Jobs said, "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do", I realised my purpose.
This is me
Hi! I am Tannishtha, an entrepreneur, author and an occasional bathroom singer...
... glad to see you here! If I were to describe myself in a word, I'd go for an opportunist. Year's ago I watched an interview where Bill Gates was asked by a journalist the secret behind his success, to which he simply handed out a cheque asking her to write an amount of her choice. The journalist, quite offended, repeated the question which was met with a similar response. This time, however, she took the cheque and tore it up! Gates studied the upset journalist and finally responded: "The secret of my success is that I do not miss opportunities like you just did. If you had that philosophy, you could have become the richest journalist in the world."
This brief yet impactful response completely altered my perception, as to this day, I aspire to refine my process of making the best out of every opportunity presented throughout my entrepreneurial journey.
Engaging with other people across disciplines, expanding my social network and participating in a diverse array of discourses form the backbone of my personality as it shields me against my nemesis - a plateaued learning curve.
Public speaking has been one of my biggest strengths since a very young age as I vividly remember walking up in front of my class of 60 students in the 5th grade and delivering a solid 3-minute speech on why I thought it was important to eat my lunch middle of Math class.
On a more personal note, when not binge-watching travel vlogs on youTube, I can be found reading auto-biographies; few all-time favourites include Zero to One by Peter Theil and Shoe Dog by Phil Knight. Reading to me is one of my most favourite pastimes; especially if its biographies on revered entrepreneurs- I consider
it to be a gold mine of secrets and an absolute rollercoaster ride that only goes up.
To conclude, growing up in one of the most culturally enriched cities in India with native fluency in 4 languages, I consider myself to be an ambassador of the same- an ancestral descent I could not be more proud of.