Nikhil Kamath, co-founder and CIO of Zerodha, heads investments and risk management at Zerodha. Zerodha, with over 2 million clients, places millions of orders every day through their powerful ecosystem of investment platforms, contributing over 15% of all Indian retail trading volumes. Further, their disruptive pricing models and in-house technology have made them the biggest stock broker in India in terms of active retail clients.
Mr. Kamath has taught us that when you find a problem with the current system you should take action even if it means starting over. This is exactly the kind of risk a true entrepreneur should be willing to take. After listening to him we learnt that school is not the most important factor in making your business but one should not discount the values that education gives us. Nikhil Kamath told us that one of the biggest traps that one can fall into is monotony and complacency. You should always be looking out for change and that is one of the most important aspects to running a successful business. Advertising is not always the right approach to build your business. Since his clients seek him out, there is an amount of trust that is created that would not be there if it was the other way round. Lastly, being able to adapt and learn from new situations is one of the key features of an entrepreneur.