May 07, 2010

Jai Ho Diaspora

So, one more Indian scales one more peak. Amartya Sen has climbed many such academic peaks.

Now, Nitin Nohria, of Indian origin is to be the head of the Harvard Business School — educator to Goldman CEOs to presidents of the U.S. to numerous business honchos from the world over.

In terms of the you scratch my back and I will scratch yours nature of the interlinkedness among business heads and political big shots and other 'influentials,' nothing much would change.

The people who have appointed Mr. Nohria must be fairly certain that he would toe a fairly conservative Harvard line and continue its fabled traditions. Indians tend to do well when they are asked to play on a playing field with well-defined rules of the game — however challenging the game itself may be.

I am sure Mr. Nohria is a brilliant man — to have travelled this far from IIT Mumbai to Harvard.

So, kudos and Godspeed to him!

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