“Normal is Boring.”
As a 16-year old boy, he was fascinated by business stories and forging a different path. Fueled by his curious mind, our guest today, Krishna Jonnakadla went on to explore a variety of sectors from accountancy to technology to media and fashion. He is now the Founder of Maharajas of Scale, a not-for-profitpodcast focused on Indian Entrepreneurs and co-founder of FLIT, the Fashion Locator In Town which he set up to scale independent and designer brands in Fashion and Lifestyle in India. He also happened to venture into a successful online media company and was the Co-Founder and Member of the Board at Mango Mobile TV.
His maternal family being of a business background, as a kid, he would enjoy his summers at his mother’s native place in Tirupati, city in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. From a very young age, Krishna was negotiating with high-end people and had a strong conviction to become an entrepreneur as he grew up. Interestingly, he also possesses skills like editing, dubbing, distribution and on the economics of the film-making world.
In our conversation with him, Krishna shares with us his not so linear rather a tortuous journey. Having undergone a few messy situations in life, he has bounced back from them courageously. Listen to our candid conversation with the unbeatable guy.
Here are our insightful takeaways from the episode:
- How to scale your startup BIG.
- Being unstoppable and experimenting with new ventures.
- Changing between streams and handling transitions in your career.
- Tips on content delivery, monetizing and setting up a subscriber base.
- Birthing a business model that disrupts.