Thursday, 9 July 2020

Pushing the Boundaries: Living outside your Comfort Zone

“What if I fall? Oh, but my darling what if you fly..”
Erin Hanson

You’re capable, at any time in your life, of doing what you dream of. All it takes is a leap of faith and a step beyond your comfort zone.

We have kept on saying this and we’ll keep on believing in it.

Our journey at Renzo Watches exemplifies the same.

It hasn’t been a cakewalk and we have wavered quite a few times but when we look back, it all makes sense.

Periods of uncertainty, moments when you feel everything’s drowning and there’s no hope left, it’s then when you have to believe in your passion, in yourself and be bold.

Our legacy has been built upon the magic that happens through the journey. In our pursuit of building uncompromising watches, we have taken risks and pushed ourselves beyond limits constantly.

Through our story, we hope that our watches remind people of that hidden spark and compel them to achieve more.

While we strive for perfection, the goal is progress- however small a step, every single day.

Break the shackles of routine. Step out and open up. Fall but never stop. Embrace change. Redefine who you are. Live and not just merely exist. Because life begins the moment when you step out of your comfort zone.

We know the journey will tire you. It will be exhausting. It will be scary. Every step forward will require more fervor than the last. Giving up will be easy but in that moment of fluttering faith, we wish to empower you. We want you to look at your watch, remember our journey’s testament and then march to the beat of your own heart. 

Remember that wherever your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”
― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

We are on a never-ending pursuit to create extraordinary products to exhilarate and inspire you constantly. Let the thrill lying in possibilities prevail over your fear of failure.

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

Growth can be unsettling and overwhelming at times yet it will feel like freedom. We wish to be there for you when you’re hustling, to remind you of your legacy and lead you to greatness.

We don’t live only once, we just die once. We live every single day. And living demands from us to be bold and uncompromising. We hope that our story and our products inspire you to make you feel unstoppable.

Each time you look at your watch, we want you to feel brave and defy all odds.

The world with its harsh realities will continue to intimidate you at every step to make you fall back. It’s then when you’ve got to chin up, bounce back and be proud of yourself.

We are determined to design watches that go beyond functionality. Our desire to innovate keeps us going.

When you decide to take that leap of faith and put your foot forward, we wish to unite our passion with yours and enjoy the journey! 

Originally published at on June 23, 2020.

Saturday, 30 May 2020

India HQ Wipro gets its first "Foreign" CEO

Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, headquartered in Bangalore announced its next chief executive officer and managing director. Thierry Delaporte, Capgemini’s COO and also a member of the group executive board, will be joining the Indian IT giant from July 6. Thierry Delaporte had an impressive career with Capgemini spanning across two decades where he helped drive Capgemini’s operations and strategic planning in several of its key business and led a number of key transformation programs. 

Earlier in 2020, Abidali Neemuchwala stepped down from Wipro's top post citing family commitments. He led the firm for four years, a period when the revenue growth stagnated and it lost its tag of being the Top 3 Indian IT firm to HCL Technologies. The market share kept falling further and further behind the rapid growth of TCS and Infosys. A quick comparison of the revenue growth between 2017-19 tells us the entire story. 

It all happened when Abid Ali Neemuchwala had set its target to achieve $15 billion revenue by 2020 when he joined Wipro as CEO in 2015/16. The FY2020 number, however, hovered around the ~$8 billion mark. 

How analysts are seeing this change? 

Rachael Stormonth, NelsonHall 
Thierry Delaporte brings to Wipro huge operational management experience from Capgemini , which was also the management training ground for Infosys CEO Salil Parekh. 

Phil Fersht, HfS Research 
[Thierry Delaporte] is an ambitious business leader with a strong finance background. He will bring strong operational and fiscal discipline to Wipro and has a lot of energy and leadership capabilities. 

Peter Bendor-Samuel, Everest Group 
Thierry [Delaporte] is an interesting choice for Wipro, signalling its move to be a true multinational and global player. Thierry faces many challenges as he assumes Wipro leadership; the biggest amongst them is to get Wipro back to industry-leading growth. To achieve this, he must increase accountability, and streamline decision making. 

Ray Wang, Constellation Research Inc 
Thierry [Delaporte] is a global leader and has worked with multiple cultures, across different types of companies. He has experience in the international environment and worked in similar types of company cultures. 

Pareekh Jain, EIIRTrend 
[Thierry] Delaporte will be expected to bring in large deals momentum, which Wipro needs. He will also be expected to bring-in stability.