ARTUR MKHITARYAN WELCOMED US IN THE SPACIOUS OFFICE OF TARYAN GROUP, WHERE HE HAD STARTED HIS DAY. THE FUTURISTIC DESIGN OF THE ROOM, IN WHICH THE OWNER MOVES AROUND USING A GIROBOARD, AND A ROBOT DOG REMINDED US OF KUBRICK’S A SPACE ODYSSEY, AND FOR A REASON. THE CIRCLE OF INTERESTS OF THE FOUNDER AND LEADER OF TARYAN GROUP DEVELOPMENT COMPANY AND CHAIRMAN OF THE SUPERVISORY BOARD OF POZNIAKYZHYLBUD CORPORATION IS NOT CONFINED TO THE AREA OF ARCHITECTURAL DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS. AFTER A DAY WITH ARTUR MKHITARYAN PANORAMA GOT TO KNOW WHAT THE SUCCESSFUL BUSINESSMAN ENJOYS SPENDING TIME, MONEY AND EFFORT ON.
DO YOU KEEP STRICT COUNT OF YOUR MONEY?
I try, but I never know how much I have in my pocket.
DO YOU RELY ON LOGIC OR INTUITION IN YOUR WORK?
Many times I refused deals relying on intuition, while they had to be profitable in terms of logic. I trust my inner voice.
DO YOU LIKE TO TAKE RISKS?
I don’t like it, but I often do it.
YOU HAVE A BIG TEAM OF EMPLOYEES. HOW CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR MANAGEMENT STYLE?
I’m rather demanding than strict. I try to form a team of professional and decent people. Not to interfere with their work, but help them do it. I heard a wise saying once: a bad boss does all the work himself; a good boss makes others do it. But the best boss is the one, about whom people only know that he exists, and the business goes flawless- ly anyway. I would like to be the best boss.
DO YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE MANAGEMENT STYLE?
I think there is no difference. Although, historically, men have more opportunities to succeed.
YOU ENTER THE TOP TEN ELIGIBLE BACHELORS OF UKRAINE. WHO WOULD YOU CALL A GOOD MATCH FOR YOU?
If I knew it, I would be married. (Chuckles).
WHAT IMPORTANT LIFE LESSON HAVE YOU RECENTLY GOT?
Never regret anything. You can’t torture yourself with doubt about having said or done something wrong, since right away you start braking your reality and future with the events that you cannot undo. Roughly speaking, with those thoughts about the past you are stealing your today and tomorrow. That’s why I don’t regret a single decision of mine, no matter where it brought me. The cor- rectness of this strategy was confirmed during my shooting classes. There is an exercise, when during a set period of time you have to hit the target a certain number of times without «hurting the hostages». If I started paying attention to my mistakes or getting frustrated because of misfires, my result was always worse than when I didn’t think about those and kept moving on. I think, this works in life, too. There is no use in regretting anything.
WHAT DO YOU ALWAYS HAVE TIME FOR?
Self-education and training. As a child I was not too serious about stu- dying, just like most students. As I grew up I got my Executive MBA in the US. A year ago I took an interest in philosophy, now — in biology, physics and chemistry. In fact, I am fond of natural sciences, I have always loved archeology, astronomy, and everything connected with the past and the future, with our being.
YOU TRAVEL A LOT AND DO BUSINESS WITH FOREIGN PARTNERS. IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT DO UKRAINIANS LACK?
Ability to plan long-term. Ukrainians live in the present and don’t think about tomorrow. While, for example, in the US it is quite the opposite. No one is trying to earn a dollar today without a prospect for the future. They would better earn one cent today and one tomorrow, but then get millions.
WHAT IS THE MOST VALUABLE ADVICE YOU GOT IN LIFE?
Stay positive! There is a saying that I like: «They say that success comes to those who get up very early. No! Success comes to those who get up in a good mood».
09:00 — WAKE-UP
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