Someone whom I know very closely, met Subroto Bagchi and has instantly become a fan of him. Mr Bagchi had a similar impact on me when I met him during my stint at ICICI. He had come as part of a presentation team for the consulting assignment Mindtree was involved with ICICI’s Rurual Initiative. My friend then mailed me one of his articles titled ‘Defining Success‘ – quotes from there:
It is not about what you create for yourself, it is what you leave behind that defines success.
Till date, I measure my success in terms of that sense of larger connectedness.
Imagination is everything. If we can imagine a future, we can create it, if we can create that future, others will live in it. That is the essence of success.
To me, success is about the sense of independence; it is about not seeing the world but seeing the light.
There I learnt that there is no limit to how concerned you can be for another human being and what is the limit of inclusion you can create.
In them, we learnt the power of disagreements, of dialogue and the essence of living with diversity in thinking. Success is not about the ability to create a definitive dogmatic end state; it is about the unfolding of thought processes, of dialogue and continuum.
Success to me is about Vision. It is the ability to rise above the immediacy of pain. It is about imagination. It is about sensitivity to small people. It is about building inclusion. It is about connectedness to a larger world existence. It is about personal tenacity. It is about giving back more to life than you take out of it. It is about creating extra-ordinary success with ordinary lives.