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September - 2007 - issue > Editor's Desk

The hunger to excel

Pradeep Shankar
Monday, September 3, 2007
Pradeep Shankar
Over the last one month, I have had the opportunity to interact with who’s who of Global Indians—from Rajat Gupta of McKinsey to Vinod Khosla, the renowned venture capitalist to Narayana Murthy of Infosys to Vivek Mansingh of Dell India R&D.

I asked several of them to compare their global experience versus the experience of working with Indian corporations. Everyone unanimously said, "hunger to excel" is quite visible among the Indian management.

If applied to our own career strategy, ‘hunger to excel’ index would create a basket of new challenging tasks that we could handle.

Hunger alone is not sufficient to ensure success on a global playing field. One needs to learn from the best practices around.

For this issue, we invited some of the senior technology executives to share their ideas, perspectives and experiences on building high-performance and cohesive teams. Our hope is that managers across technology companies will communicate with each other remotely yet share their distilled knowledge on various issues. Our intent is to facilitate discussion among managers of the high tech industry. As this process unfolds, we would like to see many more technology professionals taking the lead.

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