Nish is an IT industry expert with over 20 years of experience, working for businesses such as Dell, Salesforce, Oracle and Adobe. He is currently the Director of Growth for Australia and New Zealand at Media Monks, a digital-first marketing and advertising services company that connects content, data and digital media and technology services.
He has an MBA in Technology from The University of New South Wales, and is passionate about the changing landscape of business and technology, and helping businesses to navigate the best path forward. As an avid football fan, he also worked for Liverpool FC back in the day.
We asked Nish Veer some quirky questions—he admits to struggling to take it seriously—here’s what he shared:
🏝 If I were to be stuck on a desert island, what 3 things would I take?
Obviously the answer no one can choose, but everyone wants to: A boat—so I could leave said desert island!
If, however, I were to indeed remain stuck there, then: A big screen TV, so I could watch the football whenever it was on. Let’s be honest, there’d be a lot of downtime. And a non-negotiable would have to be a private chef with unlimited access to ingredients, because I’m partial to a decent meal.
🇱🇰 The best destination I’ve been to is, without a doubt, Sri Lanka. It’s had its fair share of troubles over the last few decades, but it’s such a stunning country. Ancient ruins, beautiful beaches, gigantic tea fields and the kindest people in the world. I could easily live there.
🧞♂️ If I could only ask one wish to improve the world, something that would make a genuine impact for people in all walks of life and across geographies, it would have to be to get rid of Cancer. What a horrid disease—it takes far too many lives.
🎸 In a multiverse somewhere out there, there is most likely a version of me that chose another path in life, and that person is living my other dream: to be a musician! I love music, and wish I could in some way incorporate it into making a living. Then again, what might I be doing now if I had chosen music? I’d probably be broke and drunk somewhere…
❤️ 3 self-care practices I implement in my life to treat myself well would be:
It’s ok to be normal or average. You don’t have to be a multimillionaire with a huge house to be a ’success’. Happiness is success.
Practice adaptability. Change is healthy and inevitable, but it takes practice to be patient, understanding and accepting that change is good.
Get excited when you’re proven wrong by others. Have debates, but go into them knowing that you could lose, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing, it just means that you’ve learnt something new, and that’s a great thing.