Solving Difficult Problems With Curiosity with Kushal Nahata, FarEye

Solving Difficult Problems With Curiosity with Kushal Nahata, FarEye

March 9, 2022

Kushal Nahata had no formal business education and almost no industry experience when he founded his logistics company, FarEye. What he did have though, in abundance, was an unrelenting curiosity, a passion for learning from those around him, and a desire to solve difficult problems to improve people’s lives. In today’s episode, Kushal shares what he loves about being an entrepreneur, how he has grown FarEye into what it is today, and what success means to him at this stage of his career. 

About the guest 

Kushal Nahata is on a mission to democratize delivery systems so that everybody, everywhere, can seamlessly access the goods they want. He has an engineering degree, and his past work experience includes training engineering students and heading up business development and strategic planning. The Software Report has mentioned him in the coveted 40 under 40 list by Business World and The Top 25 Software CEOs of Asia for 2020.

In This Episode:

  • Why Kushal sees his journey as an entrepreneur as one of his greatest gifts. (02:15)
  • Where Kushal has learned everything he knows about business. (05:47)
  • Qualities that have allowed Kushal’s logistics company, FarEye, to grow the way it has. (07:16)
  • Milestone moments for FarEye. (09:16)
  • Why you should put your customers’ happiness first. (13:15)
  • Character traits that Kushal believes have been instrumental in his success, and an example highlights this. (15:00)
  • How FarEye has evolved over the years. (18:11)
  • What you should and shouldn’t be focusing on as an entrepreneur building a business. (20:20)
  • Advice for building a great team. (22:19)
  • How Kushal’s definition of success has changed as his business has grown. (26:39)
  • Goals that Kushal has for the future of FarEye. (31:17)

Key Takeaways:

  • The entrepreneurial journey is a rollercoaster, full of ups and downs, and that is exactly what makes it such a gift. So let go, and enjoy the ride!
  • Although educational institutions have a lot of value, sometimes the best way to learn is by experience and through understanding the experiences of others.
  • Don’t let other companies intimidate you just because they are doing things on a bigger scale; as long as you are flexible and adaptable, you can grow as large as you want to.
  • Keeping your customers happy should be your number one priority, and to do so, you need to look after your team.
Best Advice Kushal Would Give: 
Continuously learn from the people around you who have different knowledge and skillsets. “[I learn by] reading people. That’s the school I’ve been in for the last 8 to 10 years, and it’s the school I want to stay in forever. Meet people, learn from them.” (06:01) 
How Kushal Defines Success for Himself  (29:48) 
“Delivering promises to [my team] and making them get wealth from that, that’s something I look at as a great success for myself. The other is from creating a benchmark.”

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