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“Jimmy Iovine Isn’t Blind” – Anjula Acharia, Partner at Trinity Ventures

 

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.

 

 

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(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

 

 

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For Anjula,

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,

Pamela Hawley

 


 

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

 


 

 

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

 

 

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: Listening – A Business Bliss

 

When getting involved internationally, it’s so important to listen to others. Respect the person, the culture, and their local community.  To do so is to honor the unique wisdom and presence they bring to the world.

 

 

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Listening, and striving to understand other people, is the right thing to do. It will also open your business up to new opportunities. When you honor people and their local customs, they will want to work with you. And you will love working with them!  Listening is mirrored in Respect, which is a type of “business bliss.”

So it’s not just another day at work today.   Look forward to positive work because you are a good leader, a good listener, and care about doing so each moment.  Then, it’s not work, but meaningful life, moment by moment.

 

 

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Listening is Living,

Pamela

The Classic Pamela Positive: Money Can’t Buy Happiness

 

Money cant buy happiness.  Sometimes we forget this. Remember, it was the Beatles who brought this up through their songs. They had powerful messages which made us think. 

 

 

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So the next time you are enjoying one of their songs, remember, too, their life advice. Money cant buy happiness.

 

Strong relationships do. Working at something you love can bring it. Spending time with those you respect does. Adhering to your values does. Relationships, sincere work, people and values bring you happiness. 

 

 

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Focus on those four areas, and not only will you have happiness, but the money will come. Youll be doing what you love to do, and that will surely be compensated.

 

Do What You Love, Do It With Love,

Pamela

 

 

The Classic Pamela Positive: Listening – A Business Bliss

 

When getting involved internationally, it’s so important to listen to others. Respect the person, the culture, and their local community.  To do so is to honor the unique wisdom and presence they bring to the world.

 

 

colleagues-437024_640

 

Listening, and striving to understand other people, is the right thing to do. It will also open your business up to new opportunities. When you honor people and their local customs, they will want to work with you.  And you will love working with them!  Listening is mirrored in Respect,  which is a type of “business bliss.”

The Classic Pamela Positive: “What’s Important to You Is Important to Me”

 

Pamela’s Favorite…Pamela Positive

 

“What’s Important To You Is Important To Me”

 

 

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This is one of my favorite statements.  It helps me understand and sincerely care about others.  When we truly listen to our family, friends, partners, team mates, improv players, then we can really hear…what’s important.

 

Sometimes it might be a clean kitchen.  For others, it might be taking the dog for a walk or getting the car cleaned.  Or it might be that you showed up at your daughter’s gymnastics recital. And sometimes, sitting down and listening to your boyfriend, while not multitasking and cleaning the dishes at the same time, may be the biggest sign of attention. It can even be as small as keeping your desk clean at work because you know it inspires your manager.

 

 

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The point is, we all fall into habits.  These habits are what are most comfortable, and convenient, for us.  They are our priorities. But they are not necessarily important to others.  Instead, we need to take a look at what motivates others.

So even if we can live with a messy desk, if we know the manager is inspired to see an ordered workspace, then we can try to rise to that new standard.  If it bothers our companion that we’re doing something else while he’s talking about a serious issue, then we need to stop and sit down, and give our undivided attention.  If it makes a difference to our mom that we check the stove one more time before we leave the kitchen, then we make her feel cared for, and can do it again.

 

 

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These are the small and important ways that we can let someone know they are important to us.

It’s the Substance of what builds or breaks down any relationship.

Many of us have felt that overwhelmingly warm feeling when someone does something for us… It specifically hits our hearts.  “Ah…how grateful I am that they took out the recycling!  I love an ordered home…” It’s something that puts you at  peace. And that positive energy allows you to give more.

 

 

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“What’s Important to You is Important to Me.”

What a beautiful way to live…

The Classic Pamela Positive: A Great Gift: “Call Me Brother”

 

A story I heard and found inspiring:

A famine was on in the land and a beggar on a street corner reached out to Tolstoy, who was passing by. Russia’s great man stopped, searched for a coin but found none. With genuine sorrow, he said: “Don’t be angry with me, my brother. I have nothing with me.”

 

 

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The beggar’s face lit up as he replied,

“But you called me brother–that is a great gift.”

 

 

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The Classic Pamela Positive: What We Can Learn from the Gentle, Observant Jain Religion

 

Jainism is a group that believes we should leave barely a footprint on this earth. They believe in gentility, kindness, and care for every living creature. It’s even to the extent of not eating root vegetables, because pulling up the roots makes the plant die. Jains honor every living thing.

 

 

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Founded in a similar time frame as Buddhism, Jainism primarily existed in Hindu parts of India. In the present day it is a small but powerful minority among the world’s religions, with some 4 million followers in India and growing communities elsewhere in the world. A few core beliefs of Jainism include that every living being has a soul; non-violence is the path to right thinking; attachment to possessions should be limited, and one’s life should be lived to be useful to others.

 

May we be gentle, respectful and observant of the preciousness of life in all its form.