Last week I had the opportunity to share my thoughts and experience with about 70 students from University of Mysore. The theme was life in the Indian IT Industry in 2021 & beyond – emerging trends in the industry & how to stay competitive as a professional.

I enjoyed the journey through the memory lane to distill the highlights. Here is a short summary:

  1. Trend is your friend
  2. Dream > Learn > Publish & Help (repeat)
    • Dream: possibilities are endless
    • Learn: on-the-job learning is different from college-learning
    • ¬†Publish & Help: publish your works & build trust
  3. Compete with yourself, not others
  4. Avoid the zero multipliers in life