The nomination of Sundar Pichai as Google's CEO is not a lone man victory.
This is a victory of something bigger than Google : The indian Diaspora.
the INDIAN NATION & its DIASPORA
are part of this achievement?
by Mitali Sengupta & Arnaud Auger
The hardworking mentality (with good balance towards family life) and the ability to adapt and progress are cultural elements of success for the indian diaspora.
Sundar grew up 5 min by walk away from our home in Chennai. His father was an humble engineer and did support him like his entire family.
A proof of this Indian cultural element = 34% of californian go to University,
65% of californian of indian origin go to University.
India have been a pioneer in terms of computer engineering education for almost half a century , including with the creation of I.I.T (Indian Institute of Technology) training world-class skilled engineers especially in computer science.
IN THE USA
A lot of top talents educated then joined the most innovative companies in the world, especially in the US (30% of Apple engineers are Indian). They are part of the innovative though underated India well analyzed by Nirmalya Kumar in his book "India inside".
Today, there is 4 million of indian diasporan in the USA and 27 million in the world. They contributed to the reputation of indian working professionals.
Sundar is just one of them.
Since, the Indian engineers always had good reputation in the valley, some also wanted to be more than just engineers. But they were despised as potential entrepreneurs. The Indian Diasporan started to help each other. So the T.I.E. (The Indus Entrepreneurs) was born.
The T.I.E. is originally an association of Indian entrepreneurs in the silicon valley for mutual help and advice.
It is now one of the biggest and strongest entrepreneurial association in the valley and the world.
5. INDIAN ENTREPRENEURS
OF UNICORNS IN INDIA
And with the rise of Indian economy, these Indian brains and talents also came back to India to create the next giants of Internet from the 1.2 billion people subcontinent.
The boom of the startup scene owe a lot to the Indian diaspora. Most of major startup founders have studied or/and worked in the US before to come.
The flipkart ($3.2 billion funded ecommerce leader in India) founders are just an example : former employees they came back to do in India what Amazon was too late to do.
INDIAN MANAGERS OF MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES
What Pepsi, Mastercard, DeutscheBank, HomeDepot, Nokia, Adobe, Microsoft and Google have in common?
An Indian-born CEO.
India educated good engineers.
Good engineers became good entrepreneurs.
Good entrepreneurs became pioneers. Now Indians are recognised for their management skills like Satya at Microsoft and Sundar at Google.
The World leaders congratulated Sundar, including the very connected PM of India, Narendra Modi.
No, Sundar Pichai's nomination
is not just a lone man achievement.
It is the achievement of an entire nation, its diaspora included
Sundar owes legacy to Indian culture, Indian education and of the 60+ years of the indian tech-diaspora in the U.S. and especially in the Silicon Valley.
The nomination of Sundar Pichai
is just an other step
...and it is another sign
of the rise of a nation while more and more american-educated and american-experienced young indian talents also decide to take the opportunities offered from their home country economy.
THE KEYS OF SUCCESS OF THE INDIAN DIASPORA?
and why no other diaspora
(chinese, korean, any of european etc.)
managed to do it so well?
- Strong world-class local education
- Good english speaking professionals
- Global ambition and still strong attachments from their country of origins
- Adaptation & double culture diaspora
- Indian diasporan solidarity
- 60 years of history for the TechDiaspora
The Indian diaspora could be a model
for a lot more other emerging markets diasporas.
The IT trinity?
Satya, Sundar and Shivam
are 3 first names referring to the
3 main God names in the Hindu religion
(The Truth, The Beauty, The Good).
So if a Shivam would become the CEO of Apple, the Hindu trinity would take over the IT trinity. ;-)
FUN BONUS 2 = Sundar has always been proud of his Indianess ;)
the Indian Diaspora
was alredy BIGGER than Google!
Indian diaspora > Google
Remitances to India = $70
Google revenues = $66
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