Meet Me Monday: Maksim Baitsov
- Introduce yourself shortly.
Have you ever seen the news about some unknown Russian billionaire buying a huge yacht or a mansion? You guessed it, that’s not me. However, I don’t hide the fact that I’m certain I will become one in due time. I will never back down from a challenge and I try to inspire people to do the same. I read too many business-focused books and nowadays rarely go out to parties. I enjoy giving presentations and talking to big groups of people. Helping people solve their problems is also one of my passions. I make sure to help at least one person every day, no matter how big or small their problem is!
- Tell us three facts about yourself.
- I might be the most loyal person you’ll ever know, I value the people around me extremely highly.
- All people come with their drawbacks and I am no different: I am very, VERY impatient.
- I rarely give promises but when I do, I deliver, no matter the costs.
- Why did you choose to study at EBS?
Most definitely the people. Entering EBS is like entering the trading floor of a Wall Street firm – there are lions, tigers and bears! Everyone is hungry for success and I absolutely love the fact that the teachers are teaching us based on their experience not college textbooks and that’s what makes this school special for me. Ever heard a saying “If you are the smartest person in the room, you are in the wrong room”? I am definitely in the right room.
- What do you think is the best part of being a member of the Student Council and The Ebster team?
You get to meet even more amazing people! Seriously, everyone in the student council are extremely active within EBS and outside. On the Ebster part, I think I know the right questions to ask entrepreneurs, so their answers would prove valuable to the new and aspiring entrepreneurs.
- What do you do besides your studies at EBS?
I own a web design company. However, I consider myself a professional problem solver. Because of that I once changed my company into a software provider. It was crazy since I had no idea how to code software and my brain was screaming “Max, just say no, you have no idea what to do!”, instead I happily told my client that it will be done within two weeks. Those two weeks were the borderline of crazy and stressful and not pretty. However, I did deliver on the promise with only a slight delay.
- Do you have any hobbies?
My job is my hobby and I am happy about that!
I also did about one and a half years of Thai boxing. Now I’m just a regular at a gym.
- Describe your daily schedule from the moment you wake up until you go to sleep.
I wake up at 6AM sharp, get up, eat breakfast and head to gym. After I have my workout done, I’m woken up and energized for the day. Next up is school which lasts generally from 10AM to 4PM. During the day I try to find time to read a book or an article and help someone, no matter how much or little. After school I either meet with a client or go straight home to work on a project at hand, do research on other possible business ventures and get ready for tomorrow.
- What’s the craziest thing on your bucket list?
I don’t know which one is crazier, owning a pet Russian dolphin or getting married.
- What do you do on your day off?
I don’t really have days off. I just don’t need any. I do enjoy going to the cinema occasionally though.
- If you could live the life of someone famous which one would you choose?
I highly dislike this question. Why would I want to live someone else’s life? I got my own to live!
With that said however, there are famous people who I would love to have a conversation with. Jon Olsson, Gary Vaynerchuk and Jordan Belfort just to name a few.
- Where do you see yourself in 10 years’ time?
Happily retired, doing philanthropy and sharing my knowledge and experience around the world. I will start a foundation providing education for people who need it the most but don’t have the access to.
- Your favourite quote.
I can do three:
“You can’t stop someone who knows what they want.”
“A hungry stomach, an empty wallet and a broken heart teach the best lessons in life.”
“Never forget 3 types of people in your life: who helped you in a difficult time, who left you in a difficult time and who put you in a difficult time.”
Translator: Triin Tikk
Editor: Kart Mättikas
Photo: Maksim Baitsov