Designed Thinking: Udayant Toby Malhoutra, engineering a dynamic story

Udayant Toby Malhoutra with Pinky Chandran Photo Credit: Ashwin Naidu

“Throughout the centuries there were men who took first steps down new roads armed with nothing but their own vision. Their goals differed, but they all had this in common: that the step was first, the road new, the vision unborrowed… “

The question isn’t who is going to let me, it’s who is going to stop me”.

 – These two quotes from Ayn Rand’s Fountain Head can aptly describe the ambitious, optimistic, dynamic, determined, industrious and extremely enterprising CEO  Udayant Toby Malhoutra, of Dynamatic Hydraulics.

Last Monday that is the 17th of June 2019, I was invited to cover the CEO Conclave hosted by the Fluid Power Society of India and ‘Toby’ as he is fondly called by his contemporaries, shared a heartwarming story.

A story of a happy go lucky boy, who took a six month sabbatical from school and backpacked through Europe with $ 100 given to him by his father. To supplement his stay, he started helping out at a pizzeria…

A story of why he opted for Commerce stream when he was good at science…

A story of being an entrepreneur and hobbyist…

A story of how a 20- year- old boy, got involved in business that had potential, but was run to the ground… A story of transforming a loss making company into a leading global company! And wait there is more like what he reads,  his hobbies and of course making a style statement by carrying his own mug and the future of the Fluid Power Society of India.

Listen in

Audio edited by Vijaya

Interview by Pinky Chandran

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