Narayana Murthy

When Narayana Murthy and six friends threw $250 each into a pot and set up a software firm in Bangalore in 1981, they had ambition, sure. According to Murthy's account of that first meeting in his bedsit in a Bombay slum, some of his partners wanted to build a company with a reputation for efficiency, some for innovation, and some for profits. After seven hours of discussion, they decided their company, Infosys, would uphold a standard of all-around excellence. What they did not envision was that they would also transform the way the entire world does business.


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