All people would wish to invest today and reap impressive investment returns a few hours later. Nonetheless, this doesn’t always apply in the business world. Patience is one of the virtues every business person needs to develop. Most people don’t realize when impatience overtakes them until a lucrative business opportunity flips through their hands. Whenever you intend to invest in any area, you need to give the investment time to grow. Great entrepreneurs like Vinod Gupta know this is true since it has been part of their journey to successful investing. The investment markets are changing and those inspiring to join the business industry need to realize this.
Gupta says he didn’t just wake up one morning and became a top manager at Everest Group. It has been a journey of great patience. He desired to be successful in business when he was still very young. His main driving force was succeeding in business so he could help his family and community also thrive in this sector. Throughout his long journey in investing, Vinod Gupta has realized one doesn’t become a successful businessperson by investing a lot of money to any of the highly profitable companies. He says investing is having the right management skills that see small margin profits get to a bloated level.
Gupta was born on a day when America was commemorating its independence day. He was born in 1946 in India at a place known as New Delhi. He grew up in a poor and remote tiny village where the modern amenities didn’t exist. It was rare to find modern transportation, infrastructure, running water, TV, and electricity in the village where Vinod Gupta was born. Nevertheless, this didn’t hinder him from being the renowned businessperson he has become. He went to a high school in the same village without losing hope in the great man he saw himself becoming someday.
He then went for his degree studies at IIT, Kharagpur, and graduated with a degree in B.Tech. Gupta luckily got a graduate assistantship, which took him to Nebraska University, Lincoln, for further studies. He graduated with a degree in engineering and a master’s degree in business administration. Vinod Gupta is the man behind the American Business Lists that compiled lists from the yellow pages and databases in 1972 before the internet was invented.
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