Get Inspired

Here are some people who inspire the wits out of me. I’ve had the fortune of personally interacting with a few of them. (There is no order to this.)

  • Abhishek Thakore (social leader)
  • Joao Felipe Scarpelini (world traveler, social leader)
  • Vinod Sreedhar (genuine, full of conviction)
  • Manish and Shashank Kumar (revolutionizing agriculture)
  • Ankur Jain (extremely well connected young entrepreneur)
  • Ernestine Fu (VC, writer, publisher, and student)
  • Max Marmer (left Stanford to pursue entrepreneurship)
  • Fabian Pfortmuller (gifted networker, Sandbox CEO, entrepreneur)
  • Kalsoom Lakhani (leading change in Pakistan through Social enterprise)
  • Yuvnesh Modi/Rahul Kumar (young published authors)
  • Stewart Macgregor-Dennis (writer, young leader, tremendous self-discipline)
  • Anjali Appadurai (climate change activist from Maine; mike-checked Durban)
  • Luke Hughes (climate change activist from Oxford)
  • Lorenzo Casullo (working on new ideas on existing platforms; Cambridge)
  • Pulkit Agrawal (humble&genuine; Harvard, & US delegate to global forums)
  • Olivia Zhu (very smart; Harvard Political Review)
  • Kuldeep Dantewadia (sharp humble young entrepreneur with  sparkling humor)
  • Dhaval Chadha (Indian born, living and learning in Brazil)
  • Rohan Agarwal (emphasizes on disagreement; clear, sharp and ambitious vision )
  • Chris Guillebeau (travels all over the world; does his thing)
  • Rajdeep Dey (Enternships.com, Startup Britain, Oxford entrepreneur)
  • Vineet Singal (humble, thankful, and genuine; working in social sector space)
  • Naveen Tewari (left blue-chip career to start up)
  • Tony Hseih (serial entrepreneur)
  • Saumya Hariharan (love her effort and sincerity)
  • Aron Solomon (accumulated >2million frequent flyer miles)
  • Alex Simon (Sandboxer; well-connected, open to ideas)
  • Victoria Schramm (leader, organizer, arduous note-taker)
  • Aliaksandr Hudzilin (political refugee from Belarus now rocking SF)
  • Inga Chen (blogger, go to person for clean-tech)
  • Ranita Gupta (mother, learner, entrepreneur)
  • Pravin Gupta (persistent, tough, optimistic, persevering)
  • Phillipp Stoetling (small town in Germany to making it big in NYC)
  • Shantanu Verma (founder of Pune Diaries)
  • Darien Jay (effortless in dealing with people, very well connected, entrepreneur)
  • Ramunujan Jagannathan (great story, great thinking, to-be great entrepreneur)
  • Pradeep Bashyal (young journalist in Nepal, sincere to his work)
  • Tam Nguyen (amazing with people, genuinely warm)
  • Mohit Chaudhary (pursued his dream hard, and then got it)
  • Akshay Shah (risk-taker, doer, connector, open to ideas)
  • Mukesh Rao (lives his life)
  • Sidd Bhatt (ambitious, smart, hard working)
  • Anu Joshy (young published author)
  • Ratnesh Tiwari (small-town lad making it big in the Middle East& World)
  • Aakanksha Mehta (seeking genuine self-improvement)
  • Arpit Jain (working on start up & phD, extremely humble)
  • Wallace Loh (immigrant, rag-to-riches story, President of the University of Maryland)
  • Vivek Phutane (small-town lad, now doctor at Yale, about to move to Australia)
  • Himanshu Gupta (small-town lad making it real big in Bombay and beyond)
  • Dheeraj Dhingra (genuine, inspiring effort to learn and improve)
  • Niamh Hughes (traveler, connector, great with names)
  • Arpit Agarwal (making the second chance large, full of spirit)
  • Nico Luchsinger (knows what he is thinking, connector, co-founder of Sandbox)
  • Abhishek Shrivastava (hard worker, learning, confident outside his comfort zone)
  • Mirro Macatangay (managed >100 people at JP Morgan at age 25)
  • Ashwin Kumar (published 5 papers as an undergrad)
  • Pavi Thra (fortunate to be her friend. most inspiring girl i’ve ever met)
  • Meera Saujani (on a gap-year from work, exploring the world)
  • Marty Pollak (lives life with infectious positivity, world traveler, extremely smart)
  • Neha Thakrar (traveled all over Eastern Europe, tri-lingual, risk-taker)
  • Bhupal Dev (accomplished student, phD in Physics)
  • Ryker Labbee (does what he loves, “Burma nut”)
  • Zakaria Merdi (UNC Morehead-Cain ‘2016)
  • Anil Kumar AS (first gen. entrepreneur making it large in clean-tech)
  • David Berlin (warm, smart, gets things done, leader)
  • Zane Adoum (clear vision, wants to reform education in Chad)
  • Aaron Zaccaria (dedicated, thought-through, worked hard for Ron Paul)
  • Harry Rhys Brooks (thought-leader)
  • Joanna Goger (meticulous in her work, great Professor)
  • Dave Smith (exemplar of simple living high thinking)
  • Rushain Abbasi (learning for the love of learning)
  • Vipluv Shetty (one of the most sincere people I’ve come across)
  • Lior Shilat (Israeli PM’s advisor, owner of two startups, minister at embassy – all in his 20s)
  • Apoorva Sahay (learning, traveling the world, sincere student)
  • Paul Scham (Overcoming obstacles to pursue love for intellectual curiosity)
  • Nadav Karasov (Brilliant budding Op-ed writer, genuine&warm)
  • Vivek Wadhwa (Academician, Entrepreneur, severely efficient multi-tasker)
  • Jay Boswell (drives college shuttle bus through night to pay for college, v hard working)
  • Ananya Sahay (does literally everything a student can do — and does it well)
  • Adrienne Tran (connecting with people, entrepreneur, successful at young age yet humble)
  • Ryan Shea (Princeton, great connector, entrepreneur, successful, yet humble)
  • Austin Jackson (California guy in Princeton, awesome with people, full of energy)
  • Laya Anasu (Writer, published author at 15!)
  • Anuj Shah (Harvard, Oxford, extremely humble, great vibe, super-achiever)
  • Pranshu Maheshwari (Wharton, dramatics, super-achiever, humble)
  • Giles Holt (Young entrepreneur, RISD, Designer, hard-working, accomplished, calm)
  • Rabiya Ather (achiever, yet humble, looking to learn)
  • Dereck Lidow (Professor of Entrepreneurship, Veteran entrepreneur, intellectual)
  • Nikhil Basu Trivedi (Entrepreneur, Princeton grad, now on the VC scene in NYC)
  • Umang Agarwal (PhD who wants to contribute towards the agro revolution in India)
  • Ashutosh Gupta (highly focused, highly-achieved individual)
  • Edward Lando (Should on his heads, thought-leader, Wharton)
  • Dias Gotama (Hard worker, figuiring things out)
  • Pulak Mittal (Doing solid work at Penn and Engineering)
  • Shariq Hashme (Brilliant individual with solid tech, implementation and spiritual background)
  • Ira Rickman (Highly ambitious, does things)
  • Ashmi Sheth (Workaholic, successful multi-tasker, out to learn)
  • Tim Hwang (young achiever from Princeton, recently raised $1.2 million for his startup)
  • Imran Khoja (dedicated towards entrepreneurship, focused, figuring things out, Williams & Stanford)
  • Scott Friedman (Works hard and manages a million dollar enterprise)
  • Garrett Stackman (Successful lawyer working hard as an entrepreneur)
  • Rajat Bhatia (dedicated and humble individual making waves as a first-gen engineer)
  • Misha Brenner (high achieving individual following his heart’s call)
  • Mayur Kathuria (leader and organizer extraordinaire)
  • Neel Sanghvi (young entrepreneur in Hinman CEOs program at UMD)
  • Brian Deane (philosophy major learned how to computer code in three months)
  • Bhanush Arora (making waves as a software engineer in America)
  • Henry Wang (technically gifted individual, recently incubated his startup in Chile)
  • Ahmed Alhendawi (UN Secy General’s youth envoy)
  • Azuka Wonodi (Individual who has dreams to enter Nigerian politics)
  • Lamar Rogers (Great person seeking to learn and doing worthwhile things on the sides)
  • Abra Owens (Williams college student, dedicated to her work)
  • Tawfeeq Nayal (escaped, literally, the massacre in Syria to come to America as robotics engineer)
  • Jonah Potasznick (did what his heart told him; took a semester off to travel to India and Nepal)
  • Lexie Carr (extremely focused individual with highest work ethics)
  • Zheela Qaiser (Yale and MIT girl who has big ideas for Pakistan and social entrepreneurship)
  • Abhiram Satyadev (Very ambitious individual; wants to leverage what he has and create a lot of value)
  • Alex Polyak (Dedicated student of South Asian Studies at Penn; Immersed himself in Indian culture this summer)
  • Ella Clarke (Very focused individual with great results always)
  • Allison Wu (Highly accomplished for a sophomore year student; extremely well networked and ambitious)
  • Patrick Dowd (left job at JP Morgan to start Millennial Trains Project in America)
  • Pooja Bhatia (blessed to have an awesomely humble and good human being as my sister)
  • Rajat Bhatia (successful in his own might, highly emotionally intelligent)
  • Nora Dweck McMullen (Former Kairos Society President and UPenn grad)
  • Ismail Nicholas (humble and high thinker)
  • Adam Lloyd (overcoming obstacles to pursue love for teaching english)
  • Phillip (Lanhao) Chen (Pleasure to be good friends with a very motivated and open-minded individual)
  • Diva Shrestha (Public Policy student and to-be professional from Nepal)
  • Tirhase Haddis (Went to work in Ethiopia after graduating from Washington)
  • Aman Dhesi (Remarkable individual with big brand names on resume and talent&humility to justify that)
  • Amira Pollak (Graduated Princeton and worked on social entrepreneurship in South Africa and the Phillippines)
  • Vivien Sin (UChicago student, world-traveller, very determined)
  • Tanay Jaipuria (Columbia, Google, Entrepreneur)
  • Rohit Prasanna (Columbia, Palantir Technologies, Model UNs, RJ, Brilliant individual)
  • Paryushan Jain (IIT Roorke guy at ISB right now. Went beyond day job at Oracle to try hand at law)
  • Janie Gu (Princeton and Google; cool person to be around)
  • Roni Kabessa (Designed from Israel living in Rhode Island. Best memory I’ve seen and great connector)
  • Jeff Hilnbrand (Young entrepreneur working on exciting initiatives)
  • Aditi Gupta (chasing her dreams, choosing hard work over privileged comfort)
  • Rhea Khanna (hard worker, succeeding and catching one milestone after another)
  • Shruti Wigh (Immensely thoughtful and emotionally intelligent.. chasing her dreams)
  • Purva Pangaokar (Taking risks and making things happen)
  • Danielle Wilmot (Loves to get into the tiniest details of important things and dedicated to that cause)
  • Bob Wu (MUN junkie, good at everything — college, academics, attaining professional success, socializing, learning)
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