One of the qualities that I feel really has helped me is courage. I feel that when you try to build a business on a set of values and principles, often you’re put in a position where you’re asked to compromise those values and principles.
And while courage is a very very important success criteria in business, in the context of a principled entrepreneur, it becomes even more important. And it’s very very important that a person trying to build a business on a set of values and principles have the courage to stand by them and to walk away from any profits and gains that would come by sacrificing those same values and principles.
This interview excerpt first appeared in India America Today.