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,
Fig. 1: Photo by Anjula Acharia on Shutterstock
Fig. 2: Photo by Jason LaVeris on FilmMagic