Mumbai: With another weekend upon us, it is time to unwind with the latest Q&A edition of Indiantelevision.com’s Weekend Unwind—a series of informal chats that peek into the minds of business executives through a fun lens in an attempt to get to know the person behind the title a little better.
In this week’s session, we have Assiduus Global Inc founder & CEO Dr. Somdutta Singh.
Dr. Somdutta Singh is a first-gen serial entrepreneur, angel investor, best-selling author and philanthropist. She is an MIT Alumna, former apprentice of Columbia University Presidents Program and is a student of Harvard Business School (OPM 2023-25).
Assiduus Global Inc, a patent-pending middleware for cross-border E-commerce distribution and supply chain is her third company venture. Somdutta Singh has been bestowed with over 46 National and International Awards.
Recently, she has received the esteemed Champions of Change Award November 2023, honouring her commitment to driving social development in India. The accolade, was presented by the Honourable Governor of Karnataka, Shri Thawar Chand Gehlot, commemorates Dr Singh’s outstanding contributions to entrepreneurship, innovation, and social development. She was the youngest and only woman Vice-Chairperson of NASSCOM Product Council having facilitated the Government of India to form the visionary Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP) by NITI Aayog. She has invested in 50+ startups and runs several not-for-profit organizations. She is a celebrated author, trained Indian classical singer, and a combat training and kickboxing enthusiast.
So, without further ado, here it goes…
Your mantra for life
Treat people the way you want to be treated. Legacy is not defined by money; it is defined by the lives you touch. My mantra is - Touch a billion lives over creating a billion dollars; legacy is in the lives you impact.
A book you are currently reading or plan to read
"21 Lessons for the 21st Century" by Yuval Noah Harari.
Your fitness mantra, especially during the pandemic
I am a huge proponent of mental health, and I have always openly talked about depression. Mental health is critical; meditation is your medication to battle stress.
Your comfort food
A quote or philosophy that keeps you going when the chips are down
"All power is within you; you can do anything and everything." - Swami Vivekananda.
Your guilty pleasure
The last time you tried something new
Curiosity is what has kept this cat alive. Curiosity keeps me exploring daily; something new every day.
A life lesson you learned the hard way
Don't be too hard on yourself.
What gets you excited about life
The ability to turn every adversity into an opportunity.
What's on top of your bucket list
Watching the northern lights with my life partner.
If you could give one piece of advice to your younger self, what would it be
Focus on tomorrow and self; the past is beyond my control.
One thing you would most like to change about the world
"I am not here to change anything."
An activity that keeps you motivated and charged during tough times
What lifts your spirits when life gets you down
Your go-to stress buster