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Siddharth Jain is the founder and CEO of BrewHouse Tea Brewing Co. He has 20 years of experience with various organizations, including DBS Bank and Aon Hewitt. A former investment banker in mergers and acquisitions with BNP Paribas in Singapore, Jain is an Indian Institute of Management Calcutta alumnus. After returning from Singapore, the 39-year-old worked on tea formulations and tried over 100 types of tea from India and abroad to educate himself on tea. BrewHouse was finally launched in May 2017.

What is your greatest extravagance?

Play time with my children.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Action orientation. Acting without really thinking through the issues can be disastrous in many cases.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

Think 80/20. I believe focusing on the 20% that gets you 80% of the results is critical in a startup environment.

Which talent would you most like to have?

The power of persuasion. Being able to clearly articulate your thoughts and convince people to gather round your mission is such a critical skill set.

If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

The great adventure in life is constant evolution. I’m always trying to be a better person but I don’t believe in sudden shifts.

If you were to die and come back as a person or a thing, what would it be?

I’d love to be an artist or a creative type in another life.

What is your most marked characteristic?

I’m open-minded and even-minded, staying calm and composed under stress is my thing. What is your most treasured possession?

A large cup of perfect tasting tea.

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