This post has been updated after advice from my Brand Image Consultant, whose name will not be revealed even if I am forced to marry again!
Friday, the 15th was my last day with Yahoo India. The first three months of my time in Y! India were a breeze but after that I stopped having fun. I would have stayed on because of the flexibility it offered me and the brand that Yahoo is, but then
some unmentionables happened and I was soon looking out I am not the kind to work in a place that doesn’t provide the freedom to think, innovate and build. When I got in touch, www.Ibibo.com was happy to offer me the role of a Sr. Product Manager. After a few phone calls and a single interview, www.Ibibo.com was excited in offering me the right mix of risk & freedom (the hallmarks of a start-up) and I asked myself: “What the heck…why not Ibibo?” I think, it was my wife who said: “Because it means we have to shift to Gurgaon!” Shifting to Gurgaon is the only issue – but then, Rekha and I are fine with it. After a Rs 17,999/- diamond and a few hours of begging Rekha is gung-ho about Gurgaon. From the gurgles that my 75-day-old daughter manages, I think she is also ready for the re-location.
Another thing my daughter is happy about is me being appointed ‘Director` of a web-enabled loan marketplace called HoneyBee India. It is a start-up (and the quality of their website shows) and needs all the support it can get. What would be my roles & responsibilities as the Non Executive Director of Honeybee India? Click on the link and find out. Sounds heavy, doesn`t it?
And hey, wish me luck.