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Deep Kalra’s Story of MakeMyTrip

By on Nov 14, 2009 in Wisdom | 20 comments

I’ve always been a great admirer of people who took a different path in life. One such man is Deep Kalra. TechCrunch recently posted about Deep Kalra on their blog. Its a long article, so I’ve decided to pick up the big points and present them to all my readers who day dream about being different but never actually do anything about it. Back in 1995, Deep Kalra quit his steady, safe, good-paying & boring job of a banker to join AMF Bowling, an American company that was trying to setup bowling alleys and billiard halls for the first time in India. Kalra managed to open about 200 lanes, most of them in small centers. Worse, Kalra was in that business-man’s-limbo: The venture wasn’t really his own thing, but he had a remote boss back in America who didn’t give him much mentorship or guidance. After serving there for four years, he decided to return to the safe world of...