Rishi Piparaiya is an over-worked and over-traveled executive based in the skies, 38,000 feet over India.
Professionally, Rishi has such random experience that LinkedIn has had to set up a dedicated server to host his profile. Organization charts start from wherever he stands and he essentially does whatever the heck he feels like. Prior to this, quite like the rock-climbing Tom Cruise in MI-2, he was skillfully navigating the corporate ladder. He headed sales and marketing for a financial services multinational; a good gig where his wonderful teams did all the work and he showed up to take the credit. Before that, he spent years dozing his way up to a super duper position at a fine global bank, which ironically never sleeps. His other professional claims to fame include running football betting syndicates in Spain and setting up random Internet businesses that contributed to the dotcom bust.
Academically, he perfected the art of cracking exams without attending classes at the Cathedral & John Connon School, University of Rochester and Cornell University.
Athletically, the dude has completed half marathons (21 km for the sportingly ignorant) in well under three hours. To put this speed in perspective, the rate of continental drift is four cms per year: landmasses take 500,000 years to cover the distance that he can in barely a few hours. To put this time in perspective, the Mohenjo-daro and Harappa baloney that they taught us in school is 5,000 years old. So it’s no wonder that champion distance- running nations like Kenya and Ethiopia are clamoring to give him citizenship.
Physically, he is a lot more handsome than the above photograph suggests. His chiseled Greek God features actually manifest themselves a lot better in oil portraits.
Financially, everything that he invests in, depreciates. He is credited with pioneering what is now widely known as the à la carte investment strategy, because it is so damned contrary to what Buffet does.
Recreationally, he enjoys texting and will be happy to communicate with you. You can write to him email@example.com.
Intellectually, Aisle Be Damned is his first book.