Chapter 15. Nudge the Top Line
—GK Murthy (Sierra Atlantic)
GK Murthy could have been a successful project manager who slowly worked his way up the pay scale. Instead, GK nudged his employer off the fence, helped the company grow from 60 to 1,200 employees, and made both himself—and his boss—rich.
When I think about Silicon Valley, I think high tech, high achieving, and high stress. But when I talked to GK, the first thing I noticed was how relaxed he was. Sure, he gets excited when he talks about his successes, but he’s a very calm, down-to-earth kind of guy. Maybe that’s because he’s found the best of both worlds: the middle ground between the 9-to-5 rat race and the risky world of the entrepreneur. And it’s easy to see that the way he found that ...