In an interview with Ideamensch last year Vinod Gupta revealed his secrets to success, as well as having told them some very interesting facts of life.
One of the questions asked him where he got his idea for the InfoGROUP and Everest Group. He said he realized one day that there was no list of mobile home dealers for the US. Of course, he then created the list and quickly realized how much every business was in need of such a list. This was when he came to the realization that there was a high demand for information going from business to business. After that, Everest Group came to the light, given all of his experience and it came about as a way to go on with database technology with a wider target audience.
Another question asked of him had to do with his normal day and how he managed to make his days more productive. He said that he now tends to focus on the long term investments, whereas before he was more worried about the day-to-day operations.
When asked about how he brings his ideas to life he said that he finds market testing to be integral.
Vinod Gupta is one man that really does make one think that success is possible. Having been born in India in 1946, Gupta was able to turn a loan from the bank in a booming business that ended up selling for $680 million. He was able to create a business simply by finding out that there was a huge lack of information sharing going on. His investment firm, Everest Group gives their clients venture capital, they purchase businesses that are struggling, and they focus on making use of information technology in a way that ends in success for everyone.
Contact Vinod Gupta: www.everestusa.net/team/profile/vinod-gupta