28 October, 2020

‘India Is Still A Big Market. The Golden Age Is Really Ahead Of Us.’

Its never late to be an entrepreneurbecause its your business model that counts, believes Capt GR Gopinath who started Air Deccan in 2003

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‘India Is Still A Big Market. The Golden Age Is Really Ahead Of Us.’
outlookindia.com
2017-09-23T10:44:49+05:30

Capt G R Gopinath, the man who transformed India’s airline industry with its first no-frills carrier, never went to a business school. Of course, he had been an entrepreneur for many years before he started Air Deccan in 2003, having had his ups and downs in business and even dabbled in politics. It’s always a good time to be an entrepreneur because it is your business model that counts, Gopinath, 65, tells Ajay Sukumaran in an interview. Excerpts:

You never went to a business school. Did you actually miss that?

I didn’t miss it in running the business. Many big enterprises that are successful and even the small entrepreneurs...they’re driven by native courage and inte­lligence. Their owners are dreamers. As (German writer) Goethe said, ‘Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.’ Both have to happen toge­ther. Or, in quick succession in many cases, including mine, whether it was getting into farming or other ventures. As I was...

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