Mr M. Thiagarajan is a grandson of Karumuttu Thiagarajan, a pioneer in the field of textiles and the founder of Bank of Madura. A business management graduate, Mr Thiagarajan entered the family business of textiles as a third generation entrepreneur. His passion for aviation led to his establishing commercial aviation company, Paramount Airways, in October 2005. Here’s his take on four questions from Business Line:
Two things that my education/training taught me:
Dare to dream big, to strive to seek and never to yield until success is achieved.
Knowledge is power and discipline the only way to harness that power.
Two things I learnt from my work/real life.
A wise man creates his own opportunities.
A successful business is the direct result of intelligent, courageous decisions.
One quality I look for most in a new recruit.
Confidence and positive thinking.
A book I read recently
The Innovators — The Discoveries, Inventions and Breakthroughs of our Time,by John Diebold.