We all love awards.
Even I did.
I won Fortune 40U40 for 2 years of the 4 years I was CEO of Groupon India.
It was a lovely role.
High visibility – but not that required a lot of effort.
And then I started nearbuy.
The BEST years of my life.
Worked my best, built a great team, a whole new brand from scratch, managed massive lows while celebrating immense highs.
And I never won the award again!
Goes to show that the award is rarely paid to the person.
It is paid for the role.
True for every award.
True for every job.