On 13th October 2018, TIMSR organized 'Meet the Author - Catalyst' with Mr. Chandramouli Venkatesan, CEO (special projects) of Pidilite. It was a rare occasion where the institute had amidst them an author who is also a corporate veteran. He presented his book, ‘Catalyst - The ultimate strategies on how to win at work and in life’.
During his talk with the students, he expressed the relation between time and experience. Rather than accumulating years of experience in work, one should make complete use of the time invested. A successful person is aware of ways to convert his time into meaningful experience. Preparation is key to managing a career and making life a catalyst for success. Practicing work-life balance would add value to an individual’s personal growth. There also exists the need for nurturing personal values. The ecosystem rallies to support people with high values.
He concluded by addressing questions related to why ‘Catalyst’ and on topics of luck, success and his journey.