What’s your biggest career mistake? 9 entrepreneurs share how they bounced back from it


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Closer to heart, serious career mistake (or so my parents thought) that I made in 2010 has led me to Nimbu today. As Steve Jobs said, you can only connect the dots backwards. 

This one is for all the entrepreneurs out there who are on the fence and unsure - Go for it, live your dream life and give it your all!

To be inspired, go ahead and read this article by Honeycombers group featuring some amazing women entrepreneurs who are killing it, against all odds.

 

An excerpt of my interview -

Kriti Gupta, 34

Founder of Nimbu 

As a fresh graduate, I had a few job offers in hand, one of which offered to pay me twice the industry norm. My parents were overjoyed that I was going to join a multinational investment bank. Boy, were they disappointed when I finally turned down the offer to go for something I felt deeply passionate about – sustainability!

It was a tough journey that didn’t pay as well and required a lot of convincing. Sustainability wasn’t a top priority for organisations and governments in the region back then. But that one decision has shaped the person I am today.

I’ve spent more than a decade in the sustainability space, worked with the smartest people, and led strategies that have shaped Singapore’s sustainable mobility journey. My latest venture, Nimbu, is rooted in sustainability. I couldn’t be more proud of my younger self for having the courage to follow my heart.