Surely I was joking,
Instead of Feynman Lectures,
And assembling the six easy pieces,
Would give me,
The pleasure of finding things out
I wanted to be an entrepreneur
And take the not so easy six pieces
And imagine the ripple effect,
I said to myself
What do you care what other people think
Don’t you have time to think ?
Meaning of it all:
My perfectly reasonable deviations
Are best described as
An Adventure of a curious character
I wrote this as part of reflections for the IIT GLC conference. The original article is referenced here
Some of you may recognize the inspiration behind this poem. Dr. Richard Feynman was a huge influence during my teenage years and this is a tribute to his work in some strange sense.
Ms Anu Acharya is the co-founder and CEO of Mapmygenome, a company that pioneered the field of personalised, preventive healthcare by making personal genomics tools available to the masses. With a vision to “Touch 100 million lives”, Mapmygenome was established in 2013, heralding the advent of improved healthcare through genomics-based personalised, precision medicine starting with India and other neglected populations.
Under her leadership, the company has been achieving several milestones, awards and honours. From the ET startup Awards to NASSCOM Emerge 50, WSJ’s Top global startups’ award, Red Herring Asia and Global to the recently conferred Pride of Telangana award; Mapmygenome has certainly become a force to be reckoned with.
A fiercely respected entrepreneur, she also serves as a governing board member and/or mentor for various high profile institutions such as the NIBMG, NIAB, IIITHyderabad, IvyCap Ventures, CSIR and ABLE. She is also a distinguished alumna from IIT Kharagpur.
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