On New Years Eve, online food delivery platforms have set records for themselves. While Zomato reached 2.5 million orders for the first time in a single day, Swiggy also managed to clear 2 million orders.
Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal in his tweet had confirmed that the orders cost around Rs 91 crore. Sriharsha Majety start-up saw the night of December 31 end with a spike of 9,500 orders per minute just for food.
pause tweet. placed 2 million orders on Swiggy and many more. brb!
– Swiggy (@swiggy_in) 1640964963000
Majety, who is barely active on the microblogging site, said he decided to step out of his Twitter cave (comfort zone) to share details about Swiggy on New Years Eve.
I’m planning to step out of my comfort zone (my Twitter cave) also today to share some NYE info on Swiggy: D… https://t.co/1se1gHR0yw
– Sriharsha Majety (@harshamjty) 1640956136000
When Moneycontrol.com technical writer Chandra R. Srikanth urged the two to fight “Zomato vs. Swiggy,” a modest Majety said it wasn’t a fair competition as he was still learning the ropes. .
@chandrarsrikant @deepigoyal Hahaha this is not fair competition. I’m just learning the ropes
– Sriharsha Majety (@harshamjty) 1640956312000
To which, Goyal immediately replied, “You’ll do amazing! Come on, let’s do it.”
Majety concluded the conversation with a single GIF – starring John Krasinski (who played Jim Halpert) and Craig Robinson (who played Darryl Philbin) on the popular American series “Office”. The two characters from the TV show were seen punching each other’s fists.
@deepigoyal @chandrarsrikant https://t.co/YUlTkwEqfP
– Sriharsha Majety (@harshamjty) 1640956576000
Fans were thrilled to see the two sharing such a strong bond and healthy competition.
With this short and sweet exchange, the two founders showed what modesty, compassion and entrepreneurship look like.
If that’s not good leadership, what is it?