Shankar Das MBA’14
Senior Program Manager, Amazon
What Words Have Changed Your Life?
“Everything around you that you call life is made up by people that were no smarter than you are. And you can change it. You can influence it. You can build your own thing that other people can use. Once you learn that, you will never be the same person again.” – Steve Jobs
How Do You Want to Change the World?
I want to enable and develop many individuals who would otherwise never get the kind of education and the kind of opportunity that is now available to many with money. I want these individuals’ communities to be positively impacted by the multiplier effect over the long term in regards to education. I love to enable people around me. You always get back more when you give first. Anyway, it wouldn’t be fun to reach the top and be alone.
Why Does the World Need More Leaders with an Entrepreneurial Mindset?
Entrepreneurs are the solution to the next world crisis. The world needs more thought leaders and even more doers. Entrepreneurs are the solution.
What Is Your Proudest Moment in Business?
In my previous position at Amazon, I increased the efficiency of the outbound order fulfillment process by over 5 percent of the maximum expected capacity using the existing system with no major capital investment.
What Do Others Need to Know about Babson?
People need to know that Babson is not just a place to get their degree. You don’t just learn here; you implement, succeed, and help others succeed. It is a thriving community where you are bound to excel. All you need is the will to do so.
How Do You Define Entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship means paving the way for yourself and for the world behind you. Entrepreneurship is not inherited but developed. It then becomes an addiction, a state of mind, and a way of life.