It wouldn’t be right to go for holidays without giving a roast talk on Indians on Blind. Haha!!
- SAP kbronI don't know at those levels, but as a direct managers I prefeer american bosses: no micromanaging, no third world mindset, more transparency, no hidden agenda
- The small sample size that I have - I find Indian managers great at ass licking and getting promoted. I have never seen them making hard decisions and taking risks.
Not being racist here, I am an Indian as well.
- There are far many successful companies with Non-Indian at the helm of the office. Doesn't it sound like a propaganda since the website you are referring is an Indian website glorifying Indian business leaders Let's talk when a non-indian website discusses on the same topic.
- Microsoft RanveerLadies and Gentlemen give it up for Steve Bannon ^
I think OP was being sarcastic. But here you go
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- 1.4 billions could not build a single company with recognized brand name in their home country while a country with less than 0.5% of population (Finland) has many more tech companies. I don’t know whether indians have more number of smart people who are savvy at politics or they are genuinely good. One may argue that many are good at riding on the success of another until we can see many Indian founded tech companies doing good job with mostly Indian folks. I al not trying to discredit all successful Indians in US but some people get the advantage with networking effect such as Tom Kurian hire by Pichai in Google. I have seen so many such cases where people of the same origin hiring and promoting one another. There are many great Indian leaders and engineers but people around me complain that average is significantly lower than people from other countries such as Russia or Romania.
- Why aren’t they any Eastern European or Scandinavian successful tech leaders?
Moreover I feel that Indian leaders are good at delivering results at what the company and its shareholders want. ( Satya over Steve Ballmer, Indira Nooyi turn PepsiCo into a successful food and beverage company)
- WhatsApp founder & Google founder come to my mind. What companies were found by Indians? Going up corporate ladder is a different story which might involve luck and politics.
If they are better people at delivering results as a manager and leader, why are there no tech companies people recognize despite the whole country is devoted at studying in computer science? Some leaders might be genuinely good but you can argue for the other ones as well. The fact that India doesn’t have a single recognized global brand despite years of devotion in CS tells me you cannot just claim these people are better leaders.
- I think it’s got to do with the Entrepreneurship and VC ecosystem in India. It wasn’t that great until recent years.
AppDynamics, Flipkart And Paytm are successful companies by Indian founders that have been acquired. I guess more of it will be seen in future as the Indian VC and entrepreneurship ecosytem is maturing
What I meant by tech leaders are the ones running the tech companies. To me, Satya has done a better job than Steve B with the shareholders and overall Microsoft business. Similarly the case with Indira at Pepsi.
I believe Sundar is doing a decent job at Google as well.
- Satay are doing a much better job than Steve for sure but Steve was a terrible leader by any measures. He was probably most hated CEO as well. I don’t think Pichai is doing a good job given the resources and momentum Google had. Comparing to Eric or Larry, he has been doing a poor job but he is doing bad either. However, few samples are not a good representation. They will also have ups and downs. I wouldn’t want to generalize based on a small sample. For the same matter, I wouldn’t think Indians are terrible leaders either if most of Indian CEOs flop.