Aditya Saini, An Ardent and Compassionate New-Age Problem Solver Adamant at Revolutionising Indian Healthcare with CNC Path Lab
“It’s not in the dreaming, it’s in the doing.”– Mark Cuban
Some of the favorite current motivation-steering words of Aditya Saini exemplifies the psyche of the visionary who has been devoted to act on his dreams and transition them into a reality he leads today in his own right.
Owing to his decade of experience in the diagnostics and healthcare industry during his time in Germany and Budapest, and the personal loss of his mentor Mr. N. C. Bakshi who lost his battle to cancer, Aditya Saini has taken upon himself the role of altering the weak Indian healthcare landscape and its diagnosis and prognosis with his ventures.
While CNC Pathlab is an artificial intelligence-based lab with a Tele-consultation platform, he also leads a second opinion platform; Cancer N Cure, aimed at comprehensively assisting cancer patients. Currently, the man of the moment is also heading the launch of an e-medicine platform aimed at delivering medicines at the doorstep.
Determined to save every life he can, Aditya Saini’s personifies steadfast devotion to ensure early diagnosis and contribution to the betterment of the Indian healthcare system, which he plans to spread pan India and set up laboratories across the world. In an interview with The CEO Magazine, Aditya Saini talked in length about his journey, vision, challenges, and other facets of his business. Here are the edited excerpts:
The CEO: How would you describe yourself and the high-level team structure?
Aditya: I am passionate about problem-solving and addressing a new challenge. While this passion couldn’t breathe in the air of a job as I wanted the sky to be my limit, I started my own business. I boast the ability to learn from past experiences and instill the lessons into the future.
CEOs are also human and mistakes are inevitable. But in this journey, we must learn from them to prevent them from happening again. I try to look beyond the raw technology and focus on finding ways to help customers solve their problems.
I believe even if you’re a one-person start-up, you should have a vision and mission statement that guides you each day. Each member of my highly trained management team is fully capable of leading while being accountable for their job responsibilities. When hiring and firing, it’s best to follow the adage of “hire slow and fire fast”.
The CEO: What does it take to turn a success worthy idea into reality?
Aditya: A journey from ideas to reality is traveled by execution. In my journey, I have discovered how once you settle on an idea to put in motion, you must then conduct market research of your target market, implement a good strategy, write a sound business plan, get the right space, and the right staff.
Your idea must target a problem. One must ponder on “What specific problem am I looking to eliminate?” Take yourself out of your shoes for a moment and try to be objective. If you were someone else, would you pay good money for this service? The process is followed by more questions about the target audience. Hold a focus group and write it all down.
Start with building the minimum value product as the idea is that you create something that potential customers can hold or experience, just to make sure that your idea will fly. It could potentially save you thousands of dollars if your product doesn’t end up doing well.
The CEO: As an emerging company, what has been the turning point in your journey so far?
Aditya: When the company was in its nascent stage, the world got hit by COVID-19. COVID-19 has changed my perspective of life. I realized there is much more to life. Giving back to the community and serving my nation, in whatever way possible, has become my topmost priority.
Since childhood, the passion existed for giving back to society through healthcare, but I was only able to view my passion in clear light during the pandemic. This was indeed a life-altering stage of my life. I want to be able to contribute to the standardization of healthcare to serve mankind.
The CEO: What are the company’s values followed by our team?
Aditya: A defined company value cements the structure for the employees from all teams to work together in sync with the company’s vision and shape its culture. That’s why every single business decision should be aligned with these values.
They help you create a purpose, improve team cohesion, and create a sense of commitment in the workplace. The values followed by our team are on the lines of integrity, courage, honesty, fairness, learning, accountability, learning, and trustworthiness.
The CEO: What are some of the new ideas you would implement in this position?
Aditya: The biggest challenges in our workplace are compassion fatigue and mental burnout. I would like to address these with the training to all our front-line staff to recognize their efforts, and at the same time, ensure improved ability to continue to serve those who require our mental health, addictions, and developmental services.
I would place more emphasis and focus on leadership development training and opportunities for non-managers and executive assistants. Also, I would ask my employees what it means to be a leader. Leaders (with or without the managerial title) drive the company.
Over time, these non-managers and assistants become leaders in some way. Therefore, if organizations emphasize training and development now, then they are setting themselves up for a room full of people who have the technical knowledge along with those who have the resources, tools, and skill set to lead their team and company to success.
The CEO: What is the best advice you have received?
Aditya: The best advice I have received is from my father, “You must run but don’t jump”. The simple mantra imparts that one must be paced towards their goals but they shouldn’t be too eager to jump from one thing to another. You will end up skipping things and your growth will not be as a whole.
The CEO: What does success look like in the current role and for the company?
Aditya: I like to maintain a consistent level of productivity and take both my successes and failures in stride. I try to learn from both and apply that knowledge to future situations. I want to be recognized as someone who always puts his best foot forward to achieve goals.
The CEO: Kindly share a piece of advice would you like to offer to young entrepreneurs?
Aditya: My advice for every young entrepreneur is, do not to be scared to take the road less traveled. Do not follow a traditional path set by the community because it seems easier or it feels the right thing to do. Try and find your passion. Focus on building a good skill-set. Invest in being innovative rather than playing it safe.
The CEO: Do you believe in giving back to society, if yes, how?
Aditya: An important life lesson that I have learned is “there’s always someone who is having it worse than you” whether it is lacking basic facilities like, food, housing, education, employment, or even equal entrepreneurial opportunities. Giving back is among the most important and valuable things an entrepreneur can do. Period.
The best way to give back to society and support others is by being a healthy person. While emotionally, I believe, you need to surround yourself with uplifting and inspiring people. Mentally, your idea muscle should be in superhuman shape and you must come up with creative ideas every single day, good or bad. Spiritually, you must be able to have a sense of surrender and gratitude. These are two different things. Surrender is when you say, “That’s it, I’ve done all I can. I need help now.”
Whether it’s God or your inner creative force, you will be guided to a solution towards a better world and then you must be grateful. As soon as you wake up, list the 10 things you are most grateful for. Then, being fully in shape, you can walk through life and be a beacon to others.
How You Do Anything Is How You Do Everything”– Aditya