The Sky is Falling and the World is Flat
by Richa Govil
I moved to India almost exactly two years ago, at a time when the US economy was still trying to find a path to growth. On landing in India, I saw growth all around me. New construction everywhere you look. Cellular network coverage even in remotest parts of rural India. 28 year olds putting down-payment on apartments…
I was amused to find that I had joined a company where business units growing at 25% CAGR were the underperformers! A company which has generated so much respect and intrigue that it attracts to its campus not only friends and family of our employees, or our clients and prospects, but also heads of state from around the world.
If you look at all this from the perspective of someone with a predominantly US experience, you’ll agree that this is mind-boggling.
I am no Thomas Friedman, and “The World is Mind-boggling” would probably not have sold two million copies.
Well in any case, I am now at Infosys and I look forward to exploring with you some of the opportunities and challenges of business in a flat world. I would like to leave you with a thought: In your business, does “flat world” feel more like hype or reality?