Why Am I Here?
Arvind David – Vice President, Digital Experience
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Originally posted by Arvind David on LinkedIn
When I posted this link about my new role at NVT Phybridge, I was honestly overwhelmed by the number of personal notes I received congratulating me on my move. However, one of the messages that really struck a chord with me was from an old friend and well-wisher of my late uncle Oliver Emmanuel, the founder of the organization I am now a part of. He asked me if I felt I was ready to carry on the legacy that Oliver had left behind. He asked me very bluntly if I thought that I was the right fit for the role given my software background and given that this was an OEM.
His question got me thinking. Why am I here? Is this the right move? Will my skill-sets be put to good use at this organization? The answer dawned on me from the most unexpected of places, my Mom! She reminded me that everything I am today and everything I have learned through my entrepreneurship journey has all been under the watchful eye of Oliver.
If I was to compare my life to the famous book “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki, Oliver was my rich dad. He always forced me to think differently, taught me to keep it simple, and instilled in me the value of reading. Oliver pushed me to get my Master’s Degree in Business Administration and was very adamant that I enhance my existing software skills with marketing knowledge. In his own special way, he groomed me for this role and to lead this team of talented youngsters, who never fail to impress me every single day. I wake up every morning wondering what my team will impress me with today!
I have been an indirect part of the NVT Phybridge journey since the inception of the organization via the weekly international phone calls from Oliver. From where it started to where it is today has been a remarkable journey to watch. The genius of Oliver’s invention combined with the business acumen and work ethic of John Croce has created an organization that is primarily concerned with solving problems for end-users over anything else.
It is a moment of pride for me every day I step into my office and look over at the poster of Oliver on the wall with his quote “Simple, Robust, Reliable. Nothing More, Nothing Less.”
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