I-Flex: RAJESH HUKKU/Bombay, India

RAJESH HUKKU/Bombay, India

Rajesh Hukku was on a sales call in 2000 trying to persuade a large European bank to replace its crazy quilt of back-office software with his product. An executive gave him an unusual brush-off, telling him the bank's system was so complex that only God could figure it out. Hukku, the chairman and managing director of Bombay-based i-flex solutions, made a deft save. "Sir, we are Indians," he said. "We are very religious, and very close to God." Hukku won the business. Now he's trying to pull off another miracle: making his company the first Indian software producer to establish itself...

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