WIRED TO WIN
N.R. Narayana Murthy set up Infosys with six engineers in Pune out of a Rs 10,000 loan he took from his wife Sudha. Today, the company nets over $10.21 billion (around Rs 65,464 crore) in revenue. Before Infosys, Murthy was chief systems programmer at IIM, Ahmedabad, and worked at Patni Computer Systems, Pune. Infosys went on to pioneer the global delivery model and became the first Indian IT company to be listed on NASDAQ. Its employee stock options programme created some of India’s first salaried millionaires. Infosys created the digital network infrastructure and systems for the government’s Goods and Services Tax reform. “The concept of One Nation, One Tax, which is the agenda of the government, has been successfully envisioned by the Infosys team and GST project team,” says COO U.B. Pravin Rao. The Infosys Foundation works with the poorest sections of the society, while the Infosys Science Foundation encourages scientists and researchers through its annual awards.
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