ET 40 Under 40 Awards: Himanshu Gupta, S Chand boss, is not a bookworm
Gupta says he reads business newspapers and enjoys Netflix.
However, under the leadership of Gupta, S Chand has pivoted to digital – offering a mix of both online and offline education solutions that includes interactive games and quizzes. Textbooks still contribute the lion’s share to the company’s revenue, but the foray into digital has given a new lease of life to many time-tested books, including that penned by the mandarins of the English language. As a successful entrepreneur, Gupta remains a life-long learner, but admits that he has fallen behind on his reading. “I read business newspapers and magazines, but when it comes to books, I don’t read as much as I should. I am more of a Netflix fan now. Actually, Hindi mein jo kehta hai na, halwai apna halwa nahi khata,” he said.