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Prologue

Hey there, thanks for dropping by. I'm Chetan Manda and I'm currently based in Bangalore, India.

I love working at the intersection of design, tech and social impact.

I strongly believe that everything good in life can be achieved through intentional compounding.

Read on to see how it's shaped my life.

Intro

Right at the get go, I was lucky to be dealt with a great set of parents.

Although my parents weren't super privileged themselves, they ensured that I only get the best in terms of education.

I couldn't get to play video games or go on world tours like the other kids did, but the tradeoff was definitely worth it.

I learnt two of the biggest lessons in life from my parents: Grit from my Father and empathy from my mother.

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Boyhood

I was exposed to competitive sports very early on in my life.

My biggest force of motivation turned out to be those who doubted me the most. I learnt how to channel negative energy and turn it into an unending pool of motivation to help me perform better.

I learnt to apply this in my academics as well, regularly finishing in the top 5 throughout school.

The biggest takeaway for me was: 'To remain relevant, you have to keep moving forward'

Youth

I ended up getting into one of the best institutes in the country, IIT Guwahati where I pursued my Bachelors of Design.

I learnt that being surrounded by good people is a competitve moat that is hard to compete with.

Your network directly impacts the information you consume, the ideas you concieve and the decisions that you take.

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Adulting

Starting off my career in a high intensity, meritocratic environment like Sprinklr has given me a boost that I'm sure will compound over time to produce good outcomes.

Covid-19 has impacted me in a big way; physically, mentally and spiritually. It has caused me to question many things in life and ruthlessly reprioritise what is important and let go of what isn't.

Shown here is a typical day working remotely, in 'the new normal' I still believe that the best is still yet to come :))

Fin.

I love to Travel

I’ve personally found traveling to be the best way to get out of my comfort zone and experience life in different ways.

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