Business Today 14th January 2018 - Page 117

It gave me the greatest satisfaction and pleasure, and I counted the sons and daughters of the workers in my father’s business as those who were among my best friends. Strangely, it was a trait I came to regret over time because it put me at a considerable disadvantage to those who wished to take advantage of this inclina- tion of mine, particularly in school. W BY RANJAN KAPUR Chairman, WPP India hen you are young, you can be comfortable in your skin, but not that comfortable to accept with equanimity when others take it to be a weakness. A school environment can be quite brutal, and insensitivity prevails in abundance. Kids can be quite hurtful without meaning to be so, particularly older kids who tend to exercise their au- thority over the younger lot. Many people call it bul- lying. It led to my burying both the good and the bad experiences of my childhood into my subconscious. January 14 I 2018 I BUSINESS TODAY I 117