Our guest, Yogesh Pingle, is a Corporate Development Manager at Intel. He partners with business leaders and their teams to define and execute strategic growth initiatives.
Yogesh was born in India, where he spent most of his formative years before moving to the US to pursue graduate school. Getting an MBA had always been part of his plans, and choosing Haas was a no-brainer.
In this episode, Yogesh shares his experiences from studying engineering in India, moving to the US and balancing work and school, and his career as a planning engineer before eventually going to product design and marketing and ending up in corporate development.
On pursuing a business education
I realized that to create maximum impact, you have to be on the business side of things essentially. And so, it was sort of what stoked in me, the desire to be a business leader. And I realized that perhaps if impact is what I’m driven by, then having a business education is also something that’s critical to creating impact.
Having different plans to mitigate risks
Something that has always been a part of my philosophy is to mitigate risk in such a way that the next step I take should always be something that doesn’t close too many doors.
On procrastinating and compartmentalizing
Focus on the essentials, whether it is homework or your actual job. If you just do the main important tasks and ensure that they’re done well, then that’ll keep you moving forward. I think it’s really important to sort of compartmentalize things and making sure that you’re not procrastinating and the absolute essential tasks are being taken care of so that you’re not distracted when you’re with family or when you’re at work.
Word of wisdom to his future self
Continue the hustle and not settle. Regardless of what I end up doing in my life, I think there is this constant deal of learning that I should never let go of. So, just keep hustling and keep learning.