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Yes We Can
Harvi Sachar
Monday, November 9, 2009
Last year, around this time we were talking to you about Obama’s campaign 'yes we can', which oozes with enthusiasm and optimism. This year, as we sat down to drill down si100 companies, from the over 3,000 Indian founded companies nominated, we had a glimpse of many Indian entrepreneurs who have put this 'yes we can' campaign into action. They had passion, enthusiasm, optimism and the sheer will to succeed in an economy, which was going through one of its worst phase.

This year we present the 12th edition of si100, an annual listing of the top 100 technology companies founded and managed by Indians in the U.S. The listing not only represents the continuing rise and glory of the Indian entrepreneur in high-tech but also identifies companies impacting the marketplace. The companies in this year’s list display the characteristics of long-term visibility, sustained growth, business focus, profitability and customer and employee value-creation.

We salute each and every one of these entrepreneurs for their leadership, and particularly for their unrelenting dedication in building their companies. Each and every entrepreneur on this list demonstrate the utmost passion for building lasting enterprises and exudes confidence that they will succeed in tackling the current economic conditions. We congratulate the 100 finalists for achieving this vote of respect from industry leaders and wish each and every one of them a great future.

In this issue, we have chosen Headstrong to be on the cover of this issue, since we found its journey unique and impressive. In the last one year when many IT companies serving the financial services vertical shut shop, Headstrong showed strong results. The leaders of Headstrong work with one single motto: To make Headstrong the best. This unwavered and single-minded ambition made them innovate not only in terms of technology, but also in terms of customer and employee satisfaction. Inside the issue you can read more about how they are still making their mission and vision a reality.

I hope you enjoy the issue as much as we have enjoyed putting it together. As always, let's keep in touch.

Harvi Sachar
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