Today on Pass the Secret Sauce, we have Rishi Khanna who is a serial entrepreneur, stoic leader and a high growth CEO (4X Inc 5000, 1X Inc 100 in TX #45, 2X Dallas 100 Fastest-Growing Private Co. #49, 2X FW Fastest Growing Co., 2X Best Place to Work, 2X Entrepreneur of Excellence (EoE) Finalist Honoree, Fast 100 Asian American Business Awards 2020).
Rishi is a life coach and he loves helping people find their unique abilities and helping them reach their growth potential. He enjoys building high-performance teams and guiding leaders in organizations to follow their unique abilities, become better decision-makers, stays strategically aligned and operationally agile.
Rishi has assisted clients to achieve their business objectives by successfully outsourcing their non-core business processes and functions in the areas of technology and digital marketing. Having been part of the outsourcing industry since 1999 he has successfully implemented strategic outsourcing and offshore/nearshore/rural shore programs in IT, Software Development, QA, Cloud, Mobile/IoT, AI, AI Annotations, DevOps, BPO/KPO and Digital Marketing functions.
In this episode we discuss:
- Growing up with entrepreneur parents [3:40]
- Living a well-off lifestyle, having everything comfortably [4:50]
- His parents’ planning his future for him; his desire to be independent [7:18]
- Working in consultation job in Deloitte; being advised to be an entrepreneur [9:34]
- His parents’ encountering major business problems, and how he helped them [14:00]
- Being one of the firsts in setting up an e-commerce website in 1995 [16:15]
- Tips and techniques in finding reliable outsource workers [17:30]
- Helping workers develop their life plans, discover their life wheels, building culture by default [20:14]
- Vision boards, celebrating success/failures, supporting workers who transition on their own path [26:30]
- Best ways to get in touch with Rishi [30:30]
- As an entrepreneur, be open to the fact that somebody can do the job as good or better than you.
- What I learned, I impart that knowledge with my people.
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Listen to other PTSS episodes:
- Portal to Portal Interaction through HoloPortation – with David Nussbaum
- Importance of Innovation in Business with Andrew McConnell
- Useful Tips on Using Scrum for Managing Your Projects with Onega Olenova
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