From leading with empathy to overcoming adversity, here's what business leaders in India are talking about

In a recent conversation, BYJU'S Founder and CEO Byju Raveendran said that an IPO is possible in the next two to three years.

Last week, on YourStory Leadership Talk, Vinita Bali, Independent Director and Former MD of Britannia Industries spoke about why empathy is an important element of leadership, how focusing on the customer and their needs should be at the forefront to build a great business, and more. 

Then, Amisha Jain, CEO of Zivame, talked about coming out stronger in the face of adversity, challenges in logistics, driving growth, and expansion plans.

India’s largest online learning startup BYJU'S may go public in the next two to three years by listing itself on stock exchanges both in India and the US. In a recent conversation, Founder and CEO Byju Raveendran said that an IPO is possible in the next two to three years, and that it’s an “aspiration” for him to build a large public company out of India.

Byju Raveendran, Founder and CEO, BYJU'S

Last but not least, actor, mental health coach, and entrepreneur Pooja Bedi talked about the importance of mental health and starting HappySouls to bring her years of her coaching in mental wellbeing to provide a one-stop place for health and wellness needs

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Roots Ventures Managing Partner Japan Vyas

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(From L-R) Shashvat and Ashneer

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Reinventing India's poultry business

Narendra Pasuparthy of Nandu's Chicken came back from the US to join his family poultry business 10 years ago. The Nanda Group is a Rs 500-crore company established in 1963.

Journey of Natasha Jethanandani of Kaleidofin

Natasha Jethanandani, CTO of Kaleidofin

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An ‘aatmanirbhar’ Zoom alternative

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The startup building satellites to save Hirakud Dam

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Quote of the day:
“To remain relevant, we had to create colour, youth, and Page 3. We even started a Planet M music store to ensure that there is youth. Planet M may not have made money for us — similarly, the cover page doesn’t make money for us — but it keeps our audience engaged."
— Sivakumar Sundaram, Chairman Executive Committee (CEC), Bennett Coleman & Company (BCCL)

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