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Bitter Lesson To Learn From Satya Nadella

The appointment of Satya Nadella as the CEO of Microsoft has got almost every Indian thumping their heart with pride. But there is another side of the coin to it.

Satya may have made the Indians proud of his achievement but is he proud of his own country? For that matter, does that make us (as Indians) proud of our nation?

Perhaps the reality is, the case of Satya is the best example for Brain Drain.

A Hyderabad based guy who studied at Manipal has become the CEO.

What if Satya continued his life in India, how would it be? Well, he might end up being one of those computer geeks in a blue chip IT company.

Point is, it is not about the individual or the talent, it is the country and the society which fails to motivate a talented individual.

Over the years, some of the highest achievers who have been Indians no longer live in India, they have abandoned the nation.

Not because they hate the nation but because this nation has not given them the due chance and opportunity to pursue their dreams and achieve their goals. It is the system, the cynicism and the ‘process’ which consumes the total confidence and caliber of an individual.

Today, India is filled with some brilliant brains and amazing thinkers but they are just lost faces among the crowd but a country like US has the ability to make an ordinary person with some extra talents reach great heights in power and recognition.

The flaw lies in the factors that determine success in India. Elements like caste reservations, segregation, bureaucracy and above all political intervention have played a key role in bringing down the nation’s image and capability.

Most of us don’t have the guts to take the risk and bring a change for the fear of society pointing fingers at us. And to those who did brave the situations, they were brought down by the others.

The amount of energy and focus political parties have in bringing down their opponents, if only they showed the same in doing something good for the society, India would have seen not one but many Satya Nadellas who would love to stay back in this country and make it a much better place to live in.

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