CA Dharmendra Desai, CFO, RAAY Global Investments Pvt Ltd (Amit Patni Family Office) shares his thought on the alternate dream profession and several other things that will surprise the CFO community.
If I were not a CFO…
I would be a share-broker because it is the easiest way of making money. Only a share-broker can bet on the real market and also earn his brokerage!
India of My Dreams
India of my dreams is free from corruption. Even our Prime Minister Narendra Modi is thinking on the same lines and is working to free India from corruption.
VISION FOR SELF
Not interested except in free time
Remain happy always
The Leader I Would Like to Be & Why
A simple and loving leader because positive motivation always works in the long term. Let others also grow along with you. This is the best way to growth.
One costly mistake that I turned into an opportunity
Recovery of old Provident Fund dues of Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), which was left unattended, being a small amount. But it turned out to be a large sum.
PASSION BEYOND NUMBERS
My sense of humour
CARTOON/FICTIONAL CHARACTER I IDENTIFY WITH
ONE PROUD POSSESSION
All possessions are equal to me
A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (HOW I UNWIND AFTER WORK)
Scotch on the rocks
A SONG I CAN’T FORGET
Tujhse Naaraj Nahin Zindagi from Masoom
Books by Yashodhar Mehta and any astrology book
Scotch on the rocks
Lagaan and any other inspirational film
ONE GUILTY PLEASURE
Laughing at in-laws
I as a mentor & mentee
One lesson that I have repeatedly learnt from my past mistakes is that you should not copy others or try to be like them. Rather, you should be exactly what you are and how you are. Another important lesson that I learnt is that knowledge is power. These are the two learnings that I pass on to my team as well – be yourself and seek knowledge.
Where I see India in near and long term
Time will tell what India has in store. Life is always a struggle for the people in this country. The bad story of India is that citizens have to face issues due to failure of successive elected governments on various fronts. Currently, development is majorly concentrated in the developed cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Kolkata, etc., unlike other countries where development is across states and all states have developed cities. The skewed development of the country has meant lopsided growth with pockets that are entrenched in poverty and remain extremely backward.