I am PERFECT with my ImPerFeKsun | Sanjeev Kumar Gupta | TEDxMITE

I am PERFECT with my ImPerFeKsun | Sanjeev Kumar Gupta | TEDxMITE

Embracing Imperfections

  • The speaker argues that perfection is an unattainable ideal and emphasizes the importance of embracing individuality and imperfections.
  • They share examples of successful individuals who faced challenges and setbacks, including Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, and Satya Nadella.
  • The speaker encourages the audience to learn from these individuals and embrace their own imperfections.

Personal Journey of Self-Discovery

  • The speaker describes their journey of self-discovery and career choices, emphasizing that it's okay to not be perfect and to embrace imperfections.
  • They discuss quitting engineering college due to feeling overwhelmed and out of place, finding their passion for music in Banaras, and choosing a master's program and later a PhD before ultimately deciding against it.
  • They mention attempting the civil services exam, failing initially but eventually becoming a topper, and then quitting after 10 years due to boredom before joining the corporate world and eventually becoming a country head for Microsoft and a managing director.
  • Inspired by Dr. Abdul Kalam, they left the corporate world to pursue a not-for-profit career.


  • The speaker concludes by sharing a poem that resonates with them and emphasizes the message of embracing imperfections.

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