Whats in a Name ?
I have been asked a few times about our name. For those wondering how we got it, there are not one or two but three stories behind it:
1. Moment of Inspiration – In my 22+ years of corporate life, I have had the privilege of working with many leaders. However, none are as inspirational or dynamic as Vineet Nayar, the CEO of HCL Tech. He narrated a story--available as video on youtube-- that describes how two ants are discussing their lives and the realization that they need to be independent as a butterfly rather than be fast or slow, rich or poor. That was a moment of inspiration for me to collaborate with my co-founder – Manoj, about how we need to take the plunge now and not wait a second longer.
2. Admirable Qualities – While ‘Ant’ in our name is reminder of the story above, it's also very interesting to know and understand the qualities of an ant. They do the impossible--lifting weight that’s 3 times their body--, are organized, believe in teamwork, are frugal, and most importantly, get the job done. We at Purple Ant thrive by these 5 qualities.
3. Finally, on a personal note, it’s derived from my wife (Purnima), daughter (Dimple) and son (Sidhant) first names.
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