Rajeev Kapur, CEO, 1105 Media, provider of B2B Marketing, Events, and Media Services

Rajeev Kapur, CEO, 1105 Media, provider of B2B Marketing, Events, and Media Services

  • Rajiv is the CEO of 1105 Media which is a provider of B2B Marketing, Events, and Media Services.
  • Rajeev is a seasoned high tech and media executive with broad global experience leading and driving innovation and the overall strategic agenda.

 

Podcast

Overview

Entrepreneurship may be defined as the visualization and realization of new ideas by insightful individuals, who are able to use information and mobilize resources to implement their vision. Entrepreneurship is the ability (i.e., knowledge plus skills) of a person to translate ideas of commencing a business unit into reality by setting up a business on the ground to serve the needs of society and the nation, in the hope of profits.

EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS:

[00:39] About Rajiv Kapur

  • Rajiv is the CEO of 1105 Media which is a provider of B2B Marketing, Events, and Media Services.
  • Rajeev is a seasoned high-tech and media executive with broad global experience, leading and driving innovation and the overall strategic agenda.
  • He is a guest contributor to CNBC.
  • He is the author of the book-Chase Greatness: Enlightened Leadership For The Next Generation Of Disruption.

[01:16] Journey from a professional manager to an entrepreneur

I did three things right:

  • I took risks in my career.
  • I surrounded myself with amazing mentors, friends, and colleagues.
  • I always wanted to make sure that I was never the smartest person in the room.

[03:29] Journey as an Entrepreneur

  • It’s been a journey that had success and failures.
  • It has brought a world of life lessons.
  • It has allowed me to work in 20 different countries.

[07:24] If you were to build a team in current circumstances, what are the kind of people you would like to bring on board?

  • I want people who have demonstrated resilience in their careers.
  • I want people who have demonstrated gratitude.
  • I want people who have demonstrated empathy.
  • I want people who have demonstrated accountability in their life and career.
  • The ability to communicate with employee base and be transparent and open.

[09:10] Scaling up an existing business and Building or scaling up a new business

  • If you’re in the process of doing a startup, it would be nice to have people who understand how a startup moves.
  • Understand that in a startup environment, you’re going to be asked to do everything.
  • In the early days of the startup, you have to have really tough skin.
  • In a company that might be established, the foundation is placed, it’s now asking how can you scale up beyond the foundation.

Most companies fail not because they do the wrong thing, they fail because they did the right thing for too long.

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Profile

Rajeev is a seasoned high-tech and media executive with broad global experience leading and driving innovation and the overall strategic agenda, P&L and sales for entrepreneurial start-ups, $20-$40 million midsize companies and with Fortune 500 companies such as Dell where he managed P&L’s as large as $1.6B Million domestically and internationally.

In his role as Director of Sales and Marketing for Dell in China, focusing on the commercial market, Rajeev headed up the development and growth of this fast-growing business unit.

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