Ashutosh Garg, Founder, The Brand Called You

Ashutosh Garg, Founder, The Brand Called You

Ashutosh Garg, Founder, The Brand Called You

Ashutosh served on the board of GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance (www.gavi.org) for 8 years. He sits on several boards and advises companies on strategy and governance matters. He was the Chairman of Bizdome, the Startup Incubator of IIM Rohtak till 2018.

Podcast

Overview

Discussion:

In this very interesting episode, Ashutosh shares with us the secret of his incredibly successful career and professional relevance. 

He opens up the discussion with a very important quote by MK Gandhi. Ashutosh talks about correctly planning superannuation. 

“We retire from work, not from life!” 

Ashutosh highlights the importance of winding down and efficiently planning life after 50. He addresses the big question every person faces- What next?

“It is very important to the journal. To write down the things you want to do.”

Ashutosh asserts the importance of finding one’s own strengths and then igniting them with passion. 

He throws light on the concept of failure and how it is always a stepping stone to greater experiences. Ashutosh even talks about his own mistakes and shares what he learned from them.

“I have failed so many times, I’ve written a new book on it!”

About Ashutosh:

Ashutosh in his present avatar is a Storyteller, Author, Business Coach, and the Founder of this very platform, The Brand Called You. 

Ashutosh has worked in the corporate sector for 25 years! He has worked for leading companies like ITC and has spent 8 years in the Aerospace industry. Thereafter, Ashutosh established his own venture, Guardian Pharmacy in 2003. 

He soon drove this venture to become India’s second-largest pharmacy chain with over 200 stores. Ashutosh is a certified Business Coach and has mentored the CEOs of several global companies on executive and governance matters. 

In January 1995 he was recognized as the Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. He is also an active member of the Young Presidents Organisation. In addition to this, Ashutosh is also the author of 8 books!

His Books:

Ashutosh is the author of some very intriguing books. He believes every person has a book within themselves. He constantly encourages people to pen down their experiences. 

Talking about his own books, he shares that after he penned down 30,000 words, there was no stopping him! He got a writing flow that led him to write one remarkable book after another. Ashutosh has written on diverse topics like a failure, personal branding, retirement, etc. He has also explored his interest in writing fictional books. 

Beliefs:

After reminiscing some amazing moments of his professional life, Ashutosh shares that he has tried his best to learn from his mistakes and has kept moving forward. According to him, self-evaluation is the strongest step one can take towards growth.

Profile

Ashutosh hosts the very successful video and podcast series titled “The Brand Called You” (www.tbcy.in) bringing the stories of successful entrepreneurs, professionals and senior corporate leaders to thousands of listeners.

He is a certified Business Coach and coaches / mentors several CEO’s in India on business matters, governance, strategic planning, succession planning, personal accountability, people and culture issues. (www.equationcoaching.com).

A published author of 7 best-selling books, he has written on Startups, Entrepreneurship, Retirement in the 21st Century, Personal Branding, Work Life Balance and Fiction. His latest book on Failure is titled “How to Survive Failure and come out Stronger”.

He writes regularly for Times of India and Business World can often be seen on National Television panel discussions.

Ashutosh founded Guardian Pharmacy in India in 2003 and built it into India’s second largest Pharmacy Chain. He exited from the business in 2016.

Prior to that he worked for ITC Limited for 17 years leaving in 1996 and thereafter with US Aerospace companies for 8 years as their Head of Asia.

Ashutosh served on the board of GAVI, The Vaccine Alliance (www.gavi.org) for 8 years. He sits on several boards and advises companies on strategy and governance matters. He was the Chairman of Bizdome, the Startup Incubator of IIM Rohtak till 2018.

He is a YPO member and was Chairman of YPO South Asia Gold (2017-19). He was recognised as a Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1994.

His wife Vera is a Historian and teaches at the American Embassy School, New Delhi. His older son, Varun works for Visa in Singapore as their Senior Director and his younger son, Ashwin works for Procter and Gamble in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as their Senior Director.

A keen golfer, he plays the Indian flute, enjoys reading and listening to Indian classical music

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