This week on #SeptemberSpotlight, We asked coach Rajarshi Mukherjee a few questions about his career, work and success. Coach Rajarshi is a Management Consultant & Derivative Market Enthusiast. Currently, A Senior Consultant at Nomura Research Institute, He is always looking forward to new challenges! We're proud to have him as a career coach, and below are the mindful answers to questions asked by us.

BI: Things you love the most about your job?RM: Diversity of assignments & the ability to pick up a large piece of the pie.BI: Your favorite books/films/documentaries?RM: Book: Seven Ancient Wonders (Matthew Reilly)Films: The Avengers Series

BI: Who is your mentor and the best piece of advice given by her/him?RM: I consider my manager at Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Sundar BSK as my mentor The best piece of advice he gave was "Every problem has a solution, whether you like it or not. Your job is to find the solution and make it work"

BI: What dreams and goals inspired you to succeed?
RM: There's a saying: never be the smartest person in the room so I always seek to find people who are smarter than me and from whom I can learn. As I meet more and more brilliant people, I realize that I have so much to learn.

BI: Which things should change in the industry you're working in?RM: Nothing much. I think consulting is one such industry which is always ruthless and the ruthlessness always burns a fire in your belly.

BI: How do you keep a work-life balance?
RM: I try to complete all my work in the weekdays so that I can spend weekends for my leisure.

BI: How did you get your start?
RM: As an individual, I always keep myself deeply rooted to my origin. I can say my childhood has given me a self-motivating trigger which remains on, always. I don't let complacency set-in and always thrive to become better than yesterday.

BI: Which one thing do you wish you’d have done differently?RM: Nothing actually, because every mistake I have made in my life have taught me something. Changing any one decision might have a big impact on the overall learning process. In short, I don't regret any decision taken, ever.

BI: What are the 3-5 Leadership Principles that you have discovered and executed that have contributed to your success?
RM: As a professional, I believe in three things - a) Opportunities are rare, they don't come easy, b) When you see an opportunity, take it, make the most of it and learn from it, c) Life never gives you a 50-50 chance, 50-50 is too good a risk-reward ratio. I will even take a 30% chance of success and work towards making it a 50%. If I can get anything more than 50%, I will be happy.

BI: How would you describe your personal style?
RM: I am a silent observer who's weaving threads of perfection in his mind.

BI: What advice you would give to a larger group of people?
RM: The power of many dwarfs the brilliance of an individual.


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