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Friday, September 01, 2006

NRN Retires…?

To me “retirement” is not the right word for a man like Mr. Narayana Murthy. The right word would be “rearranging priorities” like what Mr. Bill Gates said when he had charted himself a retirement plan to plot a future course of action in engaging himself with projects that have a social cause & contribution (like education, AIDS awareness, poverty eradication, helping the under-privileged etc…).

Little did Mr. Murthy realize then (about 25 years ago) that he would create a multi-billion dollar (Market Cap = US$23 bio and Annual revenues of US$ 2.15 bio) IT/Consulting enterprise called Infosys Technologies Limited from India (Bangalore to be precise) to show to the rest of the world the NEW “re-incarnated” FACE OF INDIA & INFOSYS – A company with vibrant thoughts, brilliant ideas, empowered execs, superb strategies, flawless execution and above all “customer-focus & relevance”. Kudos to Mr. NRN for having carved himself (and Infosys) a unique position (stature) that every aspiring entrepreneur would like to think of doing.

We all know that Mr. Murthy will continue to be associated with Infosys in an advisory role of a non-exec Chairman and Chief Mentor and am sure he will do a terrific job in his new advisory role (after all…he is the Chairman of the governing body of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is a member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, Cornell University Board of Trustees, Singapore Management University Board of Trustees, INSEAD's Board of Directors and the Asian Institute of Management's Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Advisory Boards and Councils of the Stanford Graduate School of Business, the Corporate Governance initiative at Harvard Business School, Yale University and the University of Tokyo’s President's Council and many more…)

PS: Do you wanna know what the noted Management Thinker & Thought Leader Mr. Tom Peters had to say about NRN? Click here.


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