After Hours with Sulakshan Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, MySmartPrice
1. The job
There are things about my job that I love, like moving forward everyday towards a goal, working with an excellent and talented team (many of them whom I have handpicked), seeing people achieving new heights and getting the feeling that lakhs of users use something created by us. I love being constantly on the run, which this job demands. Among the things I dislike is the fact that I am unable to spend as much time as I would like grooming the new team members. I also now miss the long discussions over coffee with my colleagues.
2. The weekdays
I work mostly six days a week. Saturdays are for hiring. My day begins at 6:30am and ends at around 12am. My office hours are from 9am to 7pm. I always look forward to going to office. I don’t like days when I have to wake up at 4am to catch a flight for outstation meetings. Most of my time is spent talking to my team or clients/business partners. I love to set a high bar as far as targets are concerned for both my team and me. It’s no fun working for meek targets. I go through a commute of around 1.5 hours and in the evening, I spend time with my son. It’s like having a startup both at office and home.
3. The weekend
Sundays are maintained for the family. I usually make it a point not to work on Sundays and we generally go out for movies and meals. Occasionally, I also go for long drives with the family. I absolutely love driving and it truly helps me to relax.
4. The toys
I love both gadgets and software. I keep trying out new hardware/mobiles etc. I also love to play around with new software products. I love my Macbook. I keep trying new Android phones as well. I love music and absolutely can’t stay without my Bose earphones and good music while working. I also have a DSLR, but don’t use it much. I love cars and driving, and wish I could also try out new cars just like mobiles or laptops!
5. The Logos
I am not too much into brands. I wear jeans and a shirt. Apart from this, I love brands like Apple, Bose and Tissot.