A. J. Job Xavier

A student of literature, passionate about writing, musician and singer, a regular blogger in HR forums.

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Sun Sign

Sagittarius

Three things people don’t know about you?

People developer, Orator and Gardener

What’s your greatest fear?

die with a large number of unpublished works.

What is your greatest achievement?

Get accepted in the HR community.

High point of your life?

HR training programme for line managers.

Low point of your life

Losing out on lucrative consulting assignments.

Which living person do you most admire?

Pope Francis.

Who is your favorite fictional hero?

Don Quixote

Who is your favorite fictional villain?

Darth Vader

Who are your favorite authors?

R. K. Laxman, Jeffrey Archer

What are your 5 favorite books of all time?

Anna Karenina, Crime and Punishment, Malgudi Days, Women in Love, 5 Point Someone.

Is there a book you love to reread?

Crime and Punishment

What are your 5 favorite movies of all time?

Godfather, Lawrence of Arabia, Mother India, Munnabhai, Maqbool

One Superpower you wish you had?

Fly around on my own.

Your epitaph would read? /Last line in your biography would be?

He Loved Life

If you had a time machine to take you back to any country and any time period, where would you choose to be for your childhood, adolosent , adult life and silver years?

Childhood - Egypt, Adolescent- Greece, Adult life - Mughal era and Silver Years - my village

If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

To draw portraits

Which book you wish you had written ?

Da Vinci Code

When and where do you write ?

At home

Silence or music?

Light music

One phrase that you use most often?

As it were

Do you have a writing ritual / superstition?

I write everyday after 10 p.m.

What’s your guilty reading pleasure?

Superstition

Do you have one sentence of advice for new writers?

Write after you cross age 40

A senior HR professional with over 30 years’ experience having headed HR in Banking, Manufacturing, the Media, Healthcare and Financial Services industries. Developed a lot of insights into Human behaviour which have found a place in his writings. Published a book on “HRM in Banks”, commissioned by the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF), which is prescribed as the text book for the CAIIB exams in India from 2010. His first novel titled “Terror Spa”, was published in December 2012 (Leadstart) and he is currently working on his new book of short stories. Lives with wife and two boys in Mumbai.

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