CHAPTER 9

Thinking at Work

There is nothing as practical as a great idea, and so we would like to finish by recounting the stories of some of the most impressive business leaders and organizations we have encountered. Their stories are testimony to the power of many of the ideas we have discussed.

A while ago we wrote an article about the Indian company Infosys. It brought home to us how different the Indian take on corporate and commercial reality is.

Infosys is an Indian business legend—justifiably. Its story is so fantastic that if it had happened in Silicon Valley, it would be a movie. The story of the $250 loan to Narayana Murthy in 1981 bears repetition. The loan came from his wife. The IT engineer set up the company in Pune with six other ...

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