‘Entrepreneur by Attitude, Employee by Choice’ is how Anaggh Desai, a business veteran with over 30+ years of experience across industries, described himself.He has been there, done that. Then been there several more times, because he keeps learning. A 30 plus year career spanning a broad spectrum of industries from Market Research, Hospitality, Mail Order, Logistics to Travel, Dotcom & finally Retail. With his acumen and sharp instincts he has been successful across industries and geographies.
This includes the diverse projects he has undertaken after hanging up his corporate boots. In 2013, he co founded India’s first customer experience consulting 1+99 Experience consulting where he advised marquee clients like Mahindra, HUL, Govt of Chattisgarh among others.
As a natural progression curation of CXI awards (India’s first Customer Experience Awards) is on the anvil. He had been meeting people offering advise, been a sounding board, playing the devils advocate “Mentor” to more than couple of hundred people a ince 2010 But In 2019 he formalised The One hour Mentor – a offering for Startups, Individuals, SMEs etc. After having met over 200 people in the pat year and guided many of them successfully, it is now being expanded into an Organisation which will have names offering their knowledge, customized workshops, retreats on business and life relevant topics.He is a well regarded digital maverick who has spoken at various management panels, colleges and forums.
He also consults and conducts strategy workshops for Brands, CXOs helping them navigate the digital maze, including creating brand identity, shaping brand behaviour and addressing crisis.He has been featured in many publications on diverse subjects as parenting and women issues, recruitment, branding, digital. He has also written for DNA, SheThePeople, Sheroes, Business World, Business Today and The Marketing White Book. He is quoted on customer experience and Direct to Consumer business.He is a respected blogger, food, Lifestyle reviewer, loves discovering unique, nostalgic food, products and sharing.He hopes to write a book on his failures and learnings.
His first season “In conversation with The One Hour Mentor – Anaggh Desai” podcast on diverse topics has been well received. If you are someone with a bright spark of an idea but not yet in a position to engage him professionally, or a small business, startup or CEO, Professional, SME, seeking validation, different perspective and pragmatic advise, check The One Hour Mentor to book a slot or tag him on Twitter.When you meet him, you will get to see why Anaggh is not only an ‘Entrepreneur by Attitude, Employee by Choice’, but also a mentor by nature