Ishan Talathi is a young entrepreneur, founder and CEO of LeapSwitch Networks. He tells us how he started more than 10 years ago, driven by his early motivation as a young student to be independent financially and to found his own company. He remembers his experiences while he had to grow into an entirely new role as a leader, first of a two-person-company, now with a thirty people team operating globally. In absence of a role model or mentor, he summarizes that trial-and-error was his best teacher. Ishan is now aware, that focus and being willing to learn are the key to success, both with regards to his business and to his leadership style. In both areas long-term goals and clear demarcation are important for him in managing the balancing act between national and international markets while leading Indias seven largest web hosting company to even more ambitious goals.