Ok, who is the guy who owns this website? Let me say something about myself. I am V.K. Rajagopalan from New Delhi, India. I am basically from South India, i.e., Tamil Nadu, but brought up and living in New Delhi since I was a kid.
I am married and have two teenaged boys. My wife is a home maker. My parents are settled in Chennai in the State of Tamil Nadu.
I have a management degree in Marketing and a post graduate degree in Finance. I also have several other qualifications and certifications in various areas of IT, SAP, etc.
I have about 30 years of work experience. Out of that, I have been in Finance for about 10 years and about 20 odd years I have spent in IT. I have vast experience right from finance to programming, networking and systems analysis to a consultant, project & program management and a pre-sales professional.
The last position that I held was to head the Pre-Sales Department of a very large multi-national organization. In fact, I have had the good fortune of a varied work experience and I have had the opportunity to hold senior managerial positions in different organizations and in various capacities.
I also have experience and a flair for people management and all about HR practices. I have a very good reputation as being an excellent people manager. Additionally, I also have experience as a teacher and I love teaching.
I love to take calculated and bold risks in life. I believe that progress and risks go hand-in-hand.
Take my case, for example. From being a hard core finance guy, I switched to IT. I learnt IT from scratch.
Then, while in IT, I switched to SAP and learnt it. SAP is the world?s number One enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
And, while at the peak of my career in SAP, I quit the job and here I am, full time involved in Site Build It! (SBI) and having a good time in home business. Well, ?how I got introduced to SBI? is a separate story and a very interesting one. I will have to dedicate a separate page for that and tell you all about it.
I have learnt sound lessons in all my above experiences and the risks that I took. I have always been successful in the long run no matter how it looked in the short term. Every risk that I took in my life had launched me into a much better and a more prosperous life. I firmly believed and followed these rules in life:
- That you have complete faith in yourself, your capabilities and your decision making powers
- You put in your best efforts towards your goal
- Once you have decided to take a particular path, stick to it till you succeed
- Above all, have complete and unflinching faith in God. It is a great stabilizing factor.
After about 30+ years of working for others, I started thinking. As a senior manager, I was putting in more than 14 hours per day on all 7 days. Of course, my employer was happy with me and my work. But, at the end of the day, I was not gaining much. I was not reaping an intrinsic value from my job. It was the employer who was gaining. In fact, I felt that the people who would actually gain from my experience and capabilities were also not gaining. It was because; my entire time was being taken away by my employer. I didn?t even have time for my family.
So, what was the solution for this?
I felt that the only feasible solution whereby the world at large would gain from my experience was through the web and only if I was my own master. Once I was convinced that I was on the right track...
I quit my day (and night!) job!
I always had a passion for teaching. I felt that teaching would be the right mode to spread my knowledge & experience and the World Wide Web would serve as an excellent medium to achieve my goal and to reach the masses.
So, the end result was the site, www.computer-training-for-you-through-online-education.com which has now been migrated to www.ctrat.in. As the name of the above site was too long, I decided to choose a short one. CTRAT stands for 'Computer Training, Resources and Tips'. I dedicate this website to all those who yearn to learn about computers and do not know how to proceed.
Read the next part of my unique experience in My Site Build It Story.