Krishen Iyer is an entrepreneur and management consultant. He has consulted for companies worldwide, including Microsoft, Google, Adobe Systems Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., SAP AG, HP Enterprise Services LLC, and many more. Krishen Iyer was born in India, but he now lives in Seattle with his wife and two children. He’s also a contributor to Forbes Magazine, where he writes about business topics such as leadership development, customer service excellence, innovation strategy, and enterprise risk management.
Krishen Iyer then attended the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi, and he earned his MBA from Harvard Business School. Krishen Iyer is passionate about technology, entrepreneurship, and management consulting. He is the founder of three companies, including Mais Consulting, then Engage100.com, and now he’s an advisor for Embibe, which helps students learn better using technology. Krishen has been interviewed by publications such as the Seattle Times, USA Today, and Business Insider. In addition to his career in management consulting, he also serves as a board member for many startups worldwide.
These include Drizly, an e-commerce wine delivery service that brings wines from wineries directly to consumers’ homes. Krishen’s blog posts have over 300k shares on social media platforms like LinkedIn and Facebook. Krishen is also a highly sought-after public speaker in entrepreneurship, management consulting, and customer service excellence (Myopportunity).
Krishen’s top five tips for entrepreneurs are:
-Focus on what you’re doing, not just how much money it makes
-Find ways to create value that has an impact
-Think about whether your product or service can scale globally from day one
–Don’t be afraid to ask the critical questions about the business model before committing time and resources to make something happen. (Krishen Iyer says this saved his company Engage100 when they pivoted their ideas)
-Work with interesting people who have different backgrounds than yourself; this will help you learn new things every day.