Purpose Over Profit: Transforming Business and Society. How Harsh Mariwala sees it…

Harsh Mariwala shares his wealth of knowledge and experience, offering a rare glimpse into the mind of one of India’s most influential business leaders. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking to understand the confluence of business acumen, innovation, and social responsibility.

Known for his strategic leadership and dedication to innovation, Mr. Mariwala shares the pivotal moments that defined his journey and the bold decisions that shaped Marico into a consumer brand powerhouse. This conversation is a masterclass in balancing business acumen with a deep sense of purpose and social responsibility.

Key Highlights:

Building Marico:

Challenges and Milestones: The journey from a small family-run business to a leading brand.

Turning Points: What some of Harsh’s experiences led to setting Marico apart in the competitive landscape.

Empowering Entrepreneurs:

ASCENT Foundation: The power of peer-to-peer learning and success stories from ASCENT members.

Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: The importance of building a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem in India, and why the time is now.

Conscious Leadership:

Leadership Philosophy: Approach to leadership, which emphasizes consciousness, purpose, and ethical decision-making. The importance of aligning business goals with social impact and the role of leaders in fostering a positive organizational culture.

Bold Decisions: Navigating crises with integrity and foresight.

Nurturing Innovation:

Marico Innovation Foundation: The foundation’s mission to drive innovation in India by supporting startups and fostering a culture of creativity.

Innovation in Practice: Incorporating innovation into products and processes, and the impact of these innovations on the company’s growth and market presence.

Philanthropy and Mental Health:

Mariwala Health Initiative: Mr. Mariwala explains why mental health is a critical issue in India and how the initiative works to de-stigmatize mental illness, provide support and resources, and influence policy changes.

Impact and Outreach:

Recognition and Legacy:

Awards & Accolades: Reflections on receiving prestigious awards, Harsh shares what these accolades mean to him and how they reflect his lifelong commitment to excellence and innovation.

Legacy and Future Vision: His vision for the future of Marico, the continuing role of his family office, Sharrp Ventures, in driving impactful investments, and his hopes for future generations of entrepreneurs.

Notable Quotes:

🎤 “True innovation lies in creating value that transcends the product itself.”

🎤 “The entrepreneurial journey is an endless cycle of learning, adapting, and evolving.”

🎤 “Boldness in decision-making often marks the difference between mediocrity and greatness.”

🎤 “Hire slowly, but fire fast.”

🎤 “Conscious leadership is about aligning business success with a higher purpose.”

Resources and References:

Marico Limited – https://marico.com/

Kaya Limited – https://www.kaya.in/

Marico Innovation Foundation – https://www.maricoinnovationfoundation.org/

ASCENT Foundation – https://ascentfoundation.in/

Mariwala Health Initiative – Advancing mental health awareness and services.

Sharrp Ventures – Family office driving impactful investments. https://www.sharrpventures.com/


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