“Tough Times Never Last, but Tough People Do.”- Ishaan Arora

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1. What is your opinion of the Indian education system and how would your like to change that?

Personally I don't like it that much. In 20 years of education no one will teach you the most important day-to-day operations that you need the most like banking activities, how to build businesses and none even talks about your mental well-being. I would like to see a trend that includes such things, less of theory and more practicality. However the society needs to change a bit too by not judging a student's intelligence based on their marks.

2. Tell us more about FinLadder and your journey?

FinLadder is an e-learning organisation preparing students for finance and other technical courses. Our main objective is to bridge down the gap between what skills companies want and what skills the students possess.
The journey has been really special so far. We had our own set of difficulties but it's a part of life isn't it?

3. What has been your biggest challenges that you have faced and how did you overcome?

I believe managing time was a little difficult initially. We started in our 2nd year and it was hard to manage it with college, extra courses, activities etc. Well it did teach us a lot about time management.

4. What are some of most important factors for running a successful business?

To be a good and successful leader you need to be understanding as well as accomodating. Every individual is different with different strengths. You should be quick to identify that and delegate the work accordingly. Accomodating because your team members should be comfortable enough to come to you and share anything. This bond between the superior and the subordinate brings the best out of everyone and creates the right environment.

5. How can we overcome a hurdle of lack of funds when starting up?

To be honest we did not have any hardships related to funds since it was all majorly online. However someone starting up should first do a pilot test if their idea involves a lot of funds. On successful execution of that they can raise funds from their parents and known ones by building that trust. Going for loans before even starting up is not something I would recommend.

6. Tell us more about your role and responsiblity at your college?

At my college in the first year I played a pivotal role in the entrepreneurship society and Enactus. Even conducted a competition. I was a part of the college chess team in all 3 years and became the whole one to captain the team for 2 years. Moreover in the final year I was the head of research and development team at NSS. I also won three within the college competitions with 5 outside the college wins. I also judged one competition at Maitreyi college and conducted various seminars across India.

7. What have been your biggest challenges and learning from what you do?

Challenge - Learning while doing it all.
Learning - No challenge is big enough to stop you.

- Ishaan Arora

Interviewed by- Priyanshi Arora

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