Dr. Manish Singh
After coming to the United States, as a student -immigrant with a mere $500 in his pocket and not knowing anyone, Manish Singh has had quite the professional background. He has built a very successful career both as a scientist as well as a businessman over the last 30 years. Over the course of his career, Manish has had the opportunity to work with some of the best and brightest people in the country, which has inevitably enhanced his experience immensely. Singh’s career has forced him to become a lifelong learner of new technologies, new business models and new ways of thinking.
Having been in a variety of leadership roles throughout the years, Manish Singh has learned how to manage a team effectively. For Manish, leadership is about motivating and inspiring people to bring the best out of them in terms of their creativity, ethics, productivity. Singh’s first rule is to win employee’s respect by what you do. Secondly, Manish respects employees for what they bring to the table. Finally, Singh looks to inspire them for the cause or work they have all taken.
For Manish Singh, being an entrepreneur is about being persistent. Even with limited resources and huge amount of uncertainty, a successful and resourceful entrepreneur will achieve their goals.
“Everything starts with an idea…not all ideas are great and not all ideas are bad either. To start something one needs to have some unique value proposition for a certain group of customers which either doesn’t exist today or one can do faster, cheaper and better. One should be brutally honest at the formation phase to make sure one has a good idea to build a solid foundation. Next stage is to ask if one has the skills and experience necessary, and if not, can one bring those people with that skill set into this mix? Idea and people are the important ingredients, and then it becomes about execution and persistence. Raising money may be hard, but all you need is sometimes a single yes after a hundred no answers. It is hard to be turned down, but one needs to remember raising money is one of the hardest jobs in the world.”
“Leading by example, working hard, striving for greatness and not giving up is easily noticed by peers as well as subordinates.”
Dr. Manish Singh