Manish Jha started his professional career in 2004 in the field of marketing, has worked in advertising and in some development projects. In 2012, he became an entrepreneur as the founding partner of FACTS Research & Analytics (FACTS Nepal) which is today one of the leading research companies of Nepal. Manish Jha has also made a foray into media and runs a TV show on Avenues TV. He also writes analytical articles on politics, economics and socio cultural issues.
He is Vice president of Nepal Hockey Association and faculty member at Kings College, and as an avid learner, is also currently pursuing a third Masters Degree in Literature.
In this edition of Business 360, he shares the five things that have impacted his work and life.
FIVE THINGS THAT HAVE IMPACTED MY WORK AND LIFE
Even as a child, I loved to use my mind and that means I enjoy thinking from different aspects about several things. My mind allows me to study a lot. I am already pursuing my third Masters degree and still have the same hunger to learn. I like meeting people, travelling, observing and reading. We don‘t need conventional class rooms to learn, we can learn and think anytime.
I always question my close friends and myself again and again if life is a matter of survival. I don‘t believe in just surviving to sustain this life, I believe in contributing and creating a legacy. I really enjoy working hard. I am currently associated with five different organisations in senior positions, and I enjoy the challenges work offers me.
Relationship creates emotions, sometimes happiness and sometimes tears. It is the reason for me to come back home and prepare for the world. I have a four year old son named Pratyush which means a new beginning. My relationship with my son is an example of the value of relationships in my life. I see things with more joy and because of my relationships I see things from different perspectives.
Talking to my soul is very important to me. I perceive myself as a soul and also consider everyone as human souls. Singing songs, writing poetry, good food, friends are important because these have a direct relationship with the soul.
I also have some special relationships in life are like a direct connection with my soul. When I talk with them, I feel like I am talking with myselfâ€¦ and I know that they understand me more than I do myself sometimes.
I am an outcome oriented person but not a process oriented person. I have seen lots of people who are more focused on how they do their business but I am focused on what will be the result. I do care about perfection but without wasting much time on process. My stand and standard is important but it has to be outcome oriented.