What is the best thing that I love about my work? I view my workplace as a space to mould myself, into whoever I want to be, grow as a professional, and learn from others, which I never had the opportunity to experience, in my previous projects, and during my formal years of education.
What is my idea of happiness? The aspect of sharing life with the kith and kin is invaluable. Interestingly, when I help others, I derive equal pleasure by involving myself voluntarily in that process.
What is my greatest fear? Abandonment of any special person, place, or idea.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Impatience
Which living persons in my profession do I most admire? Marketing Directors of FM Logistic, France
- Vanessa Baille (current)
- Julien Vialle (former)
What is my greatest extravagance? Working with celebrities on video projects
On what occasion would I lie? To save or protect someone from harm, I can participate in a lie.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Monotony, and repetitive tasks for a considerable period of time.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work? When I had conceptualized, and executed the celebrity parent and parents’ video project (WhiteHat Jr), in collaboration with the internal team, and external video agency.
If I could, what would I change about myself? Ceasing to expect anything from anyone. Yet, being an optimist, I consider situations and people to favour me, as much as possible.
What is my greatest achievement in work? Writing and publishing my first book: a repository of poems, titled, ‘Avant De Paris’.
Where would I most like to live? Preferably, in Himalayas (introverted persona), or in Paris (extroverted persona).
What is my most treasured possession? The power of ‘love’.
What is my most marked characteristic? Eloquency
What is my most inspirational location, in my city? A place to enjoy the aerial view of the city, namely a terrace.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Café Mocha (Nagpur, Maharashtra, India)
What books influenced my life and how?
- Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand The male protagonist, Howard Roark, is a visionary architect, who battles against conventional stereotypes, and refuses to compromise with an architectural establishment, unwilling to accept innovation. Roark embodies what the author, Ayn Rand, believed to be the ideal man, and his struggle reflects Rand’s belief that individualism is superior to collectivism. Roark is opposed by those who value conformity over independence and integrity. These include Roark’s former classmate, Peter Keating, who succeeds by following popular styles, but turns to Roark for help with design problems. It takes a great deal of courage to be individualistic, and by reading the account of Howard Roark, I derive inspiration to stand for my ideals, being creative / innovative, even when the world is doing something else, and has benchmarked unappealing standards of operation.
- Tommy Hilfiger: American Dreamer, by Peter Knobler Tommy Hilfiger’s journey helped me realize that overnight stardom isn’t a phenomenon, even for a strong brand like his, as Tommy slowly learns the craft, and eventually thrives in the market.
- Winner Stands Alone, by Paulo Coelho This book is revelatory about the darkness behind the glitz and glamour of the entertainment world, showcasing one day at the Cannes Film Festival, via the author’s lens. While reading the book, I am intrigued by the detailed perspectives about certain event attendees, with a conspicuous profile. When the author is able to write philosophy, and convey what the criminal is undergoing, in the act of crime, it helps me understand that there are no “bad people”, but only negative circumstances, which make people look and commit “bad deeds”. Nevertheless, there is always room for correction.
What music would I listen on my last day? Some soft rock, or jazz genre of music…
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele from the book trilogy, Fifty Shades.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Keeping their identities protected, for all the good reasons, in real life, I look up to my mother, my brother, my English and French language teachers, my certain (not all!) managers at workplace, and my future husband. ❤ ❤ ❤
Which movie would I recommend to see once in a lifetime? Skyfall
What role do the stories play in my life and work? The stories serve as a reference point to learn from, and adapt to life situations, where formal knowledge has no scope of application. With the help of stories, we naturally imbibe and strengthen our instincts of sympathy, and empathy. When we meet people in real life, who resemble the characters of stories, we are able to sympathise / empathise better with them, and can ultimately harness the power of those relationships.
What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ mean to me? As I am the doer of every action in my life, the onus of my life is on me to bloom, or wither; to be kind or agitated; and smile or frown, for whatever happens, and wherever life takes me. I visualize my happy self, holding a notebook, to make notes of the important steps to follow, and inherit the power to narrate my life story, because I am habituated to being independent, and listen to myself at the end of the day, to do what I want / need, to live my life.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? I am lucky to have my “best friends” play this role in my odyssey.
Which people or companies would I like to work with in 2023?
Embassy of France
TV5 Monde Channel
What project, in 2023, am I am looking forward to work on? To work on impactful marketing and business strategies, which would augment the revenue figures of the company, and earn them a better position in the market.
Where can you see me or my work?
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? I identify “passion” as a fragrance that you wear, to define yourself. The minute you lose it, your charm is lost. Hence, “passion for something” is as good as being born with a good DNA, to achieve the best in life.
Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? .
a. Anne-Marie Willi-Bueno
b. Heer Paleja