World Class from India – A seriesRise Topics | May 21, 2014
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Name five global Indian companies that have a uniform presence across the world. Okay, name three. One?
Finding a truly global Indian company is like searching for a needle in a haystack. Indians like
In his convocation address to IIM Ahmedabad in March 2014, Anand Mahindra stated that Indians do not believe in themselves and constantly seek foreign validation to remind us of how good we are. Are we not confident of taking on the mighty west? Maybe, the root of this lies in the colonial dominance that once was? Or maybe, disruptive innovation, or for that matter anything disruptive, clashes with the moral and cultural fibre of our country.
Innovation is a mind-set. You can train it to run in your veins and create life-changing discoveries we are only used to contributing to. As Indians, we take great pride, and maybe consolation, in being a part of the sum rather than the sum of the parts. We are satisfied with craning our necks from the wings because sticking them out there means taking charge and more importantly, taking responsibility.
Innovation is born out of need. India is a country with 29 states, each a mini country in itself, and a population of 1.2 billion. Every day, we find something new to grunt and groan about. Every day is also a new opportunity for change. The
Innovation must transcend boundaries.
Indian companies must find a way to create a universally acclaimed innovation that is celebrated in each and every part of the world and we welcome your suggestions to impact this change.
Let us not stop at the zero. Or continue with it.
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Anand Mahindra delivered IIM Ahmedabad’s Convocation address on 22 March...
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