Now I’m Talking

Life Lessons from a Telecommunications Pioneer

by Vijendran Watson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/1/2015

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781482830040
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781482830057
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 218
ISBN : 9781482830064

About the Book

Vijendran Watson shares the lessons he learned as one of South Asia’s leading mobile communcations pioneers in this candid memoir. His journey starts in the United Kingdom and takes him to Africa, the Middle East, Australia, and Asia, allowing him to lead seven different companies in five different countries. He influenced the development and delivery of mobile communications that millions of people relied on. With the advent of mobile technology, a fisherman off the coast of Chilaw in Sri Lanka can communicate the details of his catch so salespeople may start selling before he reaches shore; a rikshawala driver in Bangladesh can arrange the pickup of his next passenger from miles away; and a construction worker in Mumbai can send cash to his family in remote Bihar, one of the poorest places in India, with the push of a button. Mobile communications transformed the lives of ordinary people, but it wouldn’t have happened if ordinary men and women hadn’t set out on a mission believing failure was impossible. That’s just one of many business and life lessons you’ll learn in Now I’m Talking.

About the Author

Vijendran Watson was the founding managing director of Mobitel in Sri Lanka and chief operating officer of Robi in Bangladesh and Nokia in India. He has been instrumental in the development of mobile communications in South Asia.