Anjula Acharia can’t say enough about Jimmy Iovine. Jimmy works with Apple on Apple Music, founder of Interscope Records, and a Silicon Valley icon. And of course, as a partner of Trinity Ventures, Anjula is a beautiful, extremely intelligent Silicon Valley icon in her own right.
(Jimmy Iovine and Anjula Acharia on the right)
What she writes is how Jimmy maintains his professionalism as well as appreciation at the same time.
For example, he will say, “That’s a great dress.”
He is able to appreciate style, sophistication, beauty, and expression of one’s unique and lovely identity. But as Anjula explains, he never takes it to an awkward or inappropriate level such as, “Wow, you look hot.”
That just never happens. Once at a party, someone prompted Jimmy saying, “Isn’t Anjula so pretty.”
And at that point in time, she related that Jimmy Iovine got very, very serious and stated, even amidst a party and club situation:
“I don’t look at Anjula that way. I’m on her board and an investor in her company. She’s an incredibly talented businesswoman.”1
her heart soared.
She knew that her investor appreciated her for who she was and for her business. She knew that Jimmy was expressing his confirmation, belief, and faith in her as an excellent businesswoman. It did not have to do with looks — and he was not going to mix it up with looks.
Jimmy seems to be a model for someone who can “appreciate a beautiful dress and state it beautifully.”
He also appreciates the business acumen of one of our top Silicon Valley leaders.
Thank you Anjula Acharia for sharing this story and thank you to Jimmy Iovine for being a great example to men worldwide.
We are Grateful for Your Models,
Anjula Acharia-Bath Anjula Acharia-Bath served as a Partner at Trinity Ventures. Ms. Acharia-Bath served as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the firm. She serves as an Advisor India Internet Fund. She sits on the advisory board of the United Nation Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign which funds U.N. programs promoting the health, safety, education and leadership of girls in developing countries. She has received global press, radio and television recognition for her achievements. She has also featured on Billboard’s International Power Players 2014 list. She holds a B.A. in Communications and Theatre Arts from Middlesex University.
Bio Source: Bloomberg
James Iovine (born March 11, 1953) is an American record producer best known as the co-founder of Interscope Records. In 2006, Iovine and rapper-producer Dr. Dre founded Beats Electronics. The company was purchased by Apple Inc.
James Iovine was born in Brooklyn, New York, to an Italian working-class family. His mother was a secretary and his father, Vincent “Jimmy” Iovine, worked in the docks as a longshoreman. His father’s passing and his love for Christmas inspired Jimmy to record A Very Special Christmas in 1985. Since the start of his career, Iovine has been involved in the production of more than 250 albums
Bio Source: Wikipedia
Fig. 1: Photo by Anjula Acharia on Shutterstock
Fig. 2: Photo by Jason LaVeris on FilmMagic