From being an english teacher in Czech Republic to founding CareerNinja, Shronit Ladhani, 26 has come a long way. He now helps people with the big question, “What should I do?”From being an english teacher in Czech Republic to founding CareerNinja, Shronit Ladhani, 26 has come a long way. He now helps people with the big question, “What should I do?”
Q. How would you describe your journey from an intern to an entrepreneur?
It’s been a journey full of learning and growth. I took up my internship roles to explore the world and build skill sets. Beginning from teaching English to Czech kids to a marketing role in Brazil, I knew I would learn skills that will be useful in the future.
I learnt how to lead people and organisations from my time in AIESEC, manage bureaucracy and bosses with my time at Financial Technologies, setting things up from scratch with my role in BUCON and developed my understanding of the entrepreneurial space and the factors that lead to the success and failure of start-ups with my time at Tykee Capital Partners.
Q. How important is education to become successful?
It totally depends on what you refer to by education. While good grades, and being in great colleges opens doors for you and ensures you get better exposure and resources than others, the ‘education’ per say that you receive here is incomplete at best, and obsolete otherwise. But if you refer to learning, than I believe it is the core of success. One has to be constantly learning and improving to make progress and if one is constantly making progress, sooner or later success shall come. Very simply put, to plan, act and learn are what I would say the process of success. Given the importance of learning, and the inability of our traditional education systems to keep up with the demands of industry today, it is extremely important for one to design their own education.
One has to be constantly learning and improving to make progress and if one is constantly making progress. Very simply put, to plan, act and learn are the process of success.
I always tell budding start-ups to look for an idea related to the next big problem, or the next small problem which affects a big bunch of people
Q. What are the unique features of CareerNinja?
CareerNinja steps into a young person’s life when they have done all that their parents, teachers and counsellors have told them and finally gotten into college with the hope of getting a good job. We help them answer the question, now what should I do? How do I actually move from college to the workplace? We provide them guidance via content on our platform, coaching from industry mentors and place them in a community of peers with similar aspirations to help them discover the right career for themselves, build their skills for it and finally go on to achieve it.
Q. Any tips for young budding entrepreneurs?
I meet too many budding entrepreneurs who are looking for the next big idea, but that idea however cool it might be, doesn’t really solve a problem. I always tell them, look for the next big problem, or the next small problem which affects a big bunch of people. True entrepreneurs solve problems and then capture some of that value they created.