Leadership is a quality that few can possess. Astounding individuals, however, are easily able to demonstrate their leadership qualities and business skills in order to achieve purposes far greater than themselves. Sanjay Shah, for example, is a businessman with over three dozen companies across London, Dubai, Malta, and the Cayman Islands. He is also the founder of a brokerage firm in London called Solo Capital. Like all greats, though, Shah’s success started off fairly rocky.
With an intent to study medicine, Shah quickly decided that being a doctor was not what he wanted to do. Instead, he became an accountant. When he became bored with his daily, redundant tasks, he established Solo Capital. Specializing in proprietary trading, professional sports investing, and consulting, this company is incredibly successful. As a result, Shah considers himself to be retired. This, of course, leaves him plenty of time to focus on his biggest, most loved project: Autism Rocks.
Upon the diagnosis of his son, Nikhil, Shah decided it was time to raise awareness of the disorder. By combining his love for his family with his undying passion for music, a charitable concept in the form of a concert was born. In an interview with the businessman conducted by Eric Dye, Shah discussed the benefit concert and offered some stellar insight on how to become a better businessman.
“I think this applies to anyone who is thinking of starting a new business. I would say that the most important thing is don’t underestimate the amount of money you need to start,” stated Shah. He also stated that it is essential to not assume that you can do all of the work by yourself. In a world where it has become sort of taboo to delegate your tasks to others, this advice is refreshing as well as critical to follow.
Like all successful people, Shah never intended to be successful in the manner that he did. Using his power, experience, and intelligence, he has been able to raise awareness for a condition that affects millions of people each day. His simple advice to ask for help is influential in such a positive way, and further validates to the public his compassionate soul.