Nalin C Advani, Technology CEO, Board Member, and Investor

Nalin C Advani, Technology CEO, Board Member, and Investor

  • Nalin is a Technology CEO, a board member, and an investor.
  • He is a board member of Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

 

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Overview

Starting a Business is one of the biggest challenges any entrepreneur will face. There are many questions to answer at the very beginning when starting a business, but the most difficult one is the question of what exactly you want to do. Today we have, Nalin C Advani, Technology CEO, Board Member, and Investor to talk about his experience of starting a business.

00:34- About Nalin C Advani

  • Nalin is a Technology CEO, a board member, and an investor.
  • He is a board member of Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

01:09- What were your challenges and learnings?

  • I was born and raised in Japan, the earliest part of my career.
  • I had an opportunity to run the Japanese legal entity of a U.S. Silicon Valley company.
  • I’m also better equipped to bridge between say a startup and a corporate or between Japan and the rest of the world or between India and the rest of the world.

04:11- The differences in skill sets you need for scaling up and starting up

  • In a traditional large corporate environment, people are rewarded for stability, consistency, and execution.
  • In startup emerging companies, they are rewarded for imagination and innovation.

07:05- If you were to build a team in one of your startups that is growing fast today, what would you look for in people?

  • Agility with a strong sense of ownership
  • Independence with a strong sense of collaboration
  • The ability to know when it’s time to adapt to a customer or when it’s time to request the customer to adapt to us

15:56- What are some of the constraints that large companies have to be able to pivot easily?

  • The fear of cannibalizing your existing market leadership position
  • The leadership mindset

17:32- Top digital trends

  • Automation-Both Physical and Digital
  • Digitization of government services
  • Having a sense of connectedness and belonging

20:43- Three lessons

  • If you’re not enjoying it, move on and find something that you enjoy
  • Keep learning no matter how old you are
  • Each one of us has great amount of impact on our personal brand

Resource:

You can connect with Nalin  Advani- LinkedIn

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  • Nalin is a Technology CEO, a board member, and an investor.
  • He is a board member of Nihon Unisys, Ltd.

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