Why are Indian managers so damn good?

Oct 31, 2019 45 Comments

What do Satya Nadella (Microsoft), Sundar Pichai (Google), Indra Nooyi (formerly PepsiCo), Shantanu Narayen (Adobe), Nitin Nohria (Harvard Business School)—to cite just a few well-known names—have in common? To begin with, they are successful leaders of globally renowned institutions that significantly impact the world we live in. Further, they are leaders who have had a significant component of their early upbringing, living experiences, and education in India. They are “made-in-India managers.”



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TOP 45 Comments
  • Bloomberg pradeeeeep
    because their H1b didn't get RFE.
    Oct 31, 2019 2
    • Google goooglu
      Dude send me your address I'll send the a gift!!!!
      Oct 31, 2019
    • Bloomberg pradeeeeep
      pls DM me for address friend.
      Oct 31, 2019
  • Synchrony ————
    How about we count how many are bad?
    Oct 31, 2019 5
    • All of Cisco
      Oct 31, 2019
    • Google morni431
      indian guy liking all the comments here!
      Nov 1, 2019
  • LinkedIn kjsh8Ten
    Because there is a lot of Indians (1.339 billion) and they speak English.
    Oct 31, 2019 1
  • Microsoft fjsoxjnd
    The better question is despite having the CEOs in US, why is India so far away from having such companies? There are not many Indian founders for comparison. So what does that mean? Are they good at climbing the ladder than creating a new company and is that the reason for discrepancy? Possibly good at politics or they are truly good at management?

    By singling out Indians as great, it feels like OP has too much proudness which can often lead to racial discrimination. How would you feel if someone asks why white men are so great for founding the great companies? The answer may not be necessarily positive towards white men.
    Oct 31, 2019 0
  • Amazon Dr. Jones
    Oct 31, 2019 0
  • Medtronic halloween1
    Can they manage to get clean drinking water 💦 in India along with some fresh air and some hygiene please
    Oct 31, 2019 1
    • Microsoft MinisDad
      Non indian, Bill, is doing tho
      Oct 31, 2019
  • Google sp55
    Satya is damn good. Sundar was at right place right time.
    Oct 31, 2019 0
  • New / Eng

    New Eng

    Working on Brain Machine Interfaces
    It always amazes me how bad many tech people are at math, specifically basic probability and statistics concepts.

    What you've shown is not evidence that Indian managers are good or better than average. You've shown there are more Indians out there than other ethnic groups. You've failed to count the bad managers whom we never hear about and then compare the rate to the average rate of good managers/capita.
    Oct 31, 2019 12
    • Quora WalU80
      What I can say is our systems are different. Let me assume you are from the biggest neighbor of China. By years of working or knowing with you, I found you really don't know us but you think you do and would love to represent us based on misunderstanding that we are similar. However, we are not.
      Oct 31, 2019
    • Travelport / Eng buttnpushr
      No I'm not from that region or even commenting about China, I'm commenting about my own education and how I prepared for the big test myself. Later when I looked at Gaokao questions and read about stories of parents teachers and students I saw the same questions I had prepared for and the same kind of stories I was used to. I only say gaokao because that's what people know, instead of going into a lengthy explanation
      Oct 31, 2019
  • Bloomberg cg_ny
    They’re not.
    Oct 31, 2019 0
  • Amazon psvmsa
    Low level mgrs are shitholes
    Oct 31, 2019 1
    • Adobe pk2203
      Oct 31, 2019


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