India, which constitutes about 60% of the total population, is the emergingmarket. This is because of a saturation point that certain products are reaching inthe urban areas, and secondly owing to higher disposable income along with thespread of education, giving rise to consumerism among the rural populace.Even at a top educational institute, when we were about to closedown our global online education system because of tremendous agitationagainst outsourcing, all of my colleagues feared retrenchment. But rather beingperturbed, I came up with the idea of offering the services at a retail level. It wasprimarily at my initiative that we started marketing it to individuals with freeclasses and were able to convert a large number of them as clients. And thisensured no lay-offs.My long term goal of opening a 24 x 7 x 365 basis call center offering information related to global education needs is unique and explains myentrepreneurial ideas and my foresight in understanding the future, whenclassrooms would be replaced by cyber schools.I definitely satisfy the leadership traits that all b-schools look at. Iget along with people very easily, from the ranks of shop floor workers to theranks of Directors. In fact, I enjoy working in a group, as it is the best medium togain through the exchange of knowledge and skills.Overall, I am a candidate of huge merit, innovative, hard working,having fancied but realistic goals in life. Considering my personality traits,academic record and professional performance, I am an ideal candidate for management studies, and would be an asset to the class of ISB, if admitted.
Statement of Purpose
I am a computer science and engineering graduate having seven years of experience in IT sales, service and consultancy. I am highly ambitious and alwaysdream big. I passionately explore newer and unknown fields and love taking calculatedrisks. This has helped me grow tremendously, as a leader, as a team player and moreimportantly, as a responsible human being.I take pride in myself as one who looks at every problem as a goldenopportunity and steps his foot forward at the most appropriate moment to provide asolution and leave the impressions of leadership through innovativeness.My ultimate career goal is to open my own consultancy and emerge as abusiness leader in the field of emerging technologies and consulting. I strongly believe ininnovation and professional excellence, and my motto of work is to use my novelthoughts to add commercial value to all available technology.I was born to a middle-class family with my father being a police officer.Thus, right from the beginning my father inspired me to get through the country'sprestigious Civil Services and bear the much coveted IAS or IPS bureaucratic tagattached to my name. However, as I was destined for a career in engineering, I clearedthe engineering entrance exams to become a technocrat today. I still would regretsomewhat that I could not fulfill my father's dream, and also something on which I toohad set my eyes on. However, the handsome salary that I draw as a result of being an ITprofessional negates much of that feeling.This incident makes me accept failures with grace, and rejoice with what wehave won rather than moan for what we perhaps had lost. With only such optimism canone move ahead. Otherwise, we will perish under sorrows of anguish.I have been climbing the professional ladder very fast. In this process, mymaturity into a business strategist is the most significant accomplishment I have made. I