Anand Mahindra’s epic response to man who asked him for a car: Full marks for Chutzpah

first_imgAnand Mahindra is nothing short of a wordsmith as his response to a man, who asked him for a car, has left the internet in splits. Vipul, a Twitter user, posted a message for Mahindra, saying that he is a “big fan”. But it didn’t stop at that as he asked Mahindra whether he could gift him a Thar on his birthday.”Sir.. Big fan of yours. Can you gift me a Mahindra Thar on my bday,” the user asked in a tweet along with a tongue-in-cheek emoticon. Of course, Mahindra responded to the user and full marks to him for it.To begin with, Mahindra defined Chutzpah for Vipul as “extreme self-confidence or audacity,” and added, “Full marks for chutzpah, Vipul, but unfortunately I can’t say yes. Mera dhandha bandh ho jayega!”Major ROFL, right? Read Anand Mahindra’s tweet:Word lesson of the day:CHUTZPAH/xtsp,htsp/nounextreme self-confidence or audacity (usually used approvingly).”love him or hate him, you have to admire Vipul’s chutzpah”Full marks for chutzpah, Vipul, but unfortunately I can’t say yes. Mera dhandha bund ho jayega! mahindra (@anandmahindra) August 16, 2019It wouldn’t be surprising to note that Anand Mahindra’s tweet is viral and has garnered over 20,000 likes and almost 2,500 retweets.Twitter, meanwhile, enjoyed the conversation. “Thanks for being such a sport. Huge Respect,” a user said while several others praised Anand Mahindra for his humorous response.Sir..u r the person,,who manage time for small topic even in busy schedule…U describe everything thing heart touchingadvertisementwe people (@alokr033) August 16, 2019Epic !!!! Sahiii khel gaye SirTruptiii (@Truptisarpate) August 16, 2019Sir, I thought you have started giving vocabulary lessons – ‘jhakaas’ and now ‘chutzpah’Pragati (@live_see_enjoy) August 16, 2019Really mjaa aa gya. Perfect replySandhya Singh (@imSandy_Ind) August 16, 2019Thanks for being such a sport. Huge Respect!!Barun (@Be_Pauseetive) August 16, 2019Hahaa… No offence… but ur sense of humour is far better than some of high paid #StanUpComedians…SarcasmicBaba (@loveboat21) August 17, 2019Anand Mahindra is the Chairman of the Mahindra Group.ALSO READ: Men in Iran dance to Vijay’s Tamil song Mambazhamam in the gym. Even Anand Mahindra is stunnedALSO WATCH: Bihar boy tries making TikTok video, dieslast_img read more

Lululemon Athletica begins hunt for new CEO as Christine Day plans to

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Lululemon Athletica begins hunt for new CEO as Christine Day plans to exit Lululemon Athletica Inc. (TSX:LLL) is looking for a new chief executive after longtime CEO Christine Day announced Monday that she is leaving the high-end retailer of yoga pants and other active wear.Day, who offered little explanation for her departure, will remain as CEO while the board searches for a replacement to direct the next chapter in the company’s development, recently hindered by a highly publicized recall of see-through pants.“The plans have been laid for the next five years and a vision for the next 10,” Day said in a conference call with analysts after market close on Monday.“I feel that the timing is now right to bring in the next CEO candidate who will drive that 10-year vision. The board has formed a search committee and is executing its CEO succession plan.”The transition comes as the retailer, which reports in U.S. dollars, posted a first-quarter profit of $47.3 million or 32 cents per share.The results came in above analyst expectations of 29 cents per share, according to a poll of analysts by Thomson Reuters, but marked only a slight increase in profits from a year ago when it earned $47 million, also 32 cents per share.Revenue strengthened 21 per cent to US$345.8 million from US$285.7 million.Despite the improved results, Lululemon is still struggling to overcome the recall earlier this year that saw the company pull about 17 per cent of its black Luon yoga pants from store shelves for being too sheer.The move forced the company to cut its financial guidance for the year, though it was able to get the product back into stores within 90 days.Lululemon blamed the sheerness on a style change and production problems and hired a new team to oversee the making of the pants. Around the same time, chief product officer Sheree Waterson departed the company though specific reasons for Waterson’s departure were not disclosed.Still, a number of questions from analysts centred on the longer-term impact of the recall and lessons the company has learned from the fallout.Day offered an opinion that perhaps the company wasn’t involved enough in the manufacturing of the pants at factories overseas.“If there were 10 technical specs, we were probably controlling four,” she said.“So we had to become our own expert in-depth in all of the technical specs, not just relying on our factory partners for some of them.”She said the changes have improved its quality control tests and supply chain.“Taking risks means we’ll make a few mistakes along the way, but it’s part of our DNA,” she added.Day was less forthcoming about her reasons to leave Lululemon at this time.“This was a personal decision of mine,” she said. “And look, it’s never a perfect time to leave a company that you love. I’ve had a great run at Lululemon over the past five and a half years.”Day notified the board of her leaving on Friday and she said that a search committee was put in place over the weekend.Aside from its challenges, Lululemon has moved forward with expansion plans in London, Berlin, Singapore and an online store in New Zealand. This year, the company hopes to launch three showrooms in China.The company also boosted its full-year outlook, with expectations of earnings per share of $1.96 to $2.01, an increase from $1.95 to $1.99. Revenue is targeted to be in the range of $1.645 billion to $1.665 billion, an increase from $1.615 billion to $1.640 billion.Lululemon will delist from the Toronto Stock Exchange later this month due to “minimal trading volume of its shares.” Lululemon is also listed on the Nasdaq market.Lululemon aims to remove its shares from the TSX on June 24, saying that the low trading volume “no longer justifies the expenses and administrative efforts associated with maintaining” a dual listing on both the Canadian stock exchange as well as the Nasdaq.Shares of the company were down 13 per cent to $71.22 in after hours trading at 6 p.m. ET in New York. by David Friend, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 10, 2013 4:27 pm MDT read more