A go-getter, Pardeep didn\’t opt for safe choices and intended doing something on his own. Having learnt the tricks of the trade first-hand, he planned to start his own company, what we now know as Karbonn mobiles. Here\’s from the man who wants Karbonn to be Maruti amongst cellphones!1. 9 people that have influenced you.Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Dalai Lama, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, APJ Abdul Kalam, Amitabh Bachchan, Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Page.2. 9 Apps you use the most.Calendar, Google Mail, Quick Office, Times of India, BBC News, Any.Do, Whatsapp, Facebook, Flipboard.3. 9 books that you want us to read.The Alchemist, A Testament of Hope, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Power of Teamwork, Pulling Together, How to Win Friends & Influence People, The Power of Positive Thinking, The Difference You Make, The Teachings of Gandhi.4. Your career highlight in the past 9 years?Becoming India distributors of top mobile brands like HTC, LG and Motorola, Setting up Karbonn in 2009, Karbonn Smart inception during IPL in 2012, Diversifying into international markets after taking the Indian mobile market headon, Being roped in by Panasonic for the marketing, distribution and customer support for Smartphones.5. 9 a.m. on a working day what will we find you doing?Catching up on all the international news and getting a hang of world affairs particularly tech news.6. 9 things people don\’t know about youThat I am a huge gadget lover, That I am an ardent believer in the Supreme Lord, That I still fear failure, That I value relationships more than material things, That I like going on unplanned vacations, That I want India to be a global superpower, That I feel tech will change the future for good, That there is nothing more relaxing than coming back home to loved ones after a tiring day, That I am a big fan of Madhuri Dixit.7. 9 Tech Innovations that you think will change our lives.Curved Displays, Google Glass, 3D Printing, 3D music headsets, motion and gesture control, Eye Tracking, Universally connected devices, Augmented Reality Gaming, DriverlessCar.