Secret Diary Of A CEO 2017

"Never put on a facade. If you are always what you are then you don't have to remember what you were the last time"

Secret Diary of Pawan Goenka Part-3

Photograph Soumik Kar

As a boss, Durante was very aggressive, bossy, impatient. No one could tell him: that something cannot be done. He would easily lose his cool and be extremely blunt, which was not easy to deal with. In the initial days of reporting to him — I think it was 1998 — we were in a meeting with five others and he said something like, “Have you left your brains at home?” As soon as the meeting ended, I went up to his cabin and told him that he could say anything to me in private, but could not ridicule me in public. He never did that again.