Bombay Shaving Co. CEO quits LinkedIn amid ruckus over advice to work for 18 hours a day

By Dinkle Popli -- September 03, 2022 2:22 pm -- Updated:September 03, 2022 2:24 pm

New Delhi, September 03: CEO of Bombay Shaving Company, Shantanu Deshpande had face severe backlash for his post-advising youngsters to work for 18 hours a day. He has apologised to people after his advice created a lot of ruckus on social media.

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In his last post on LinkedIn, founder and Chief executive officer of Bombay Shaving Company said, “This is my last post on Linkedin. Been a good ride. :)

  1. To those who were hurt by my post - apologies for the same. I recognise the need for nuance and context. This interview last evening possibly captured my point of view better. If time permits, do watch it.
  2. Thank you to so many friends who dropped me a message just to make sure I was okay. Means a lot. Genuinely.
  3. To those who sent nasty 'your son is a slave owner' messages to my parents and thousands like those - You won.”


The clarification and apology followed a LinkedIn post Deshpande had shared on August 30 in which he advised young professionals to devote 18 hours a day to their jobs.

“When you are 22 and new in your job, throw yourself into it. Eat well and stay fit, but put in the 18-hour days for at least 4-5 years,” his post read.

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-PTC News

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