After Hours: I love working in a fast paced environment, says Ritesh Dwivedy

By: | Updated: March 29, 2016 2:10 AM

Being in a start-up provides me with a fantastic opportunity to work on varied functions of the business and see the impact of my actions on both customers and employees.

Ritesh Dwivedy, Co-founder, Petoo.in

1. The job

Being in a start-up provides me with a fantastic opportunity to work on varied functions of the business and see the impact of my actions on both customers and employees. While I enjoy working in such a fast paced environment, this does result in having very little personal time. We work six days a week, so the shorter weekend is the only negative of working in a start-up.

2. The weekdays

I try to wrap up work which requires my individual attention before 11am. My colleagues come by 11am so a very brief ‘standup catchup’ helps in ensuring everyone is focussing on the most important task at hand. Since we are growing rapidly, a lot of my time is spent in hiring the right ‘Petoo’ and pushing the team to achieve more.

3. The weekend

I am an avid reader and try to finish two books a month. So the weekend is my time to relax on a couch and catch up on my reading. I also play the violin over the weekend.

4. The toys

I am not a gadget freak and the only device I cannot stay without is my Kindle.

5. The logos

I like to wear Levi’s jeans and t-shirts with Red Tape sneakers. Otherwise, it is Louis Philippe trousers and shirts with Hush Puppies shoes.

—As told to Ashwin Ahmad

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