My recent trip homeward bound has me evaluating the business precepts we keep pushing within the confines of academia, and how most if not all of them do not hold true in this world of constant movement of economies.
Captains of business, leaders galore are all around you, and not necessarily celebrated as it is in the western worlds. Here it is a natural state of existence, an almost predetermined future of what you are destined for - absolute entrepreneurship, in every way sense of that term.
Studies have been conducted to capture this unnerving, yet eery sense of accurate, yet profitable means of conducting economic miracles, however, fail to truly document the essence of the success that drives it.
As I bounce around in the roller coaster of a ride, down a road that is termed a highway, where you do not get to move any faster than 50 km/hr on a good day, I start trying to dissect the means of this continued success. When I see infrastructure issues such as poor roadways, standard cuts for running water and electricity, yet find skyscrapers, 5 star deluxe hotels and corporate entities that hold an international presence, I remain perplexed.
My western education tells me there is something wrong with this picture and its not sustainable, yet my eastern origins teach of me pursuing through adversity's and doing whatever is required to succeed inspite of them.
I believe there to be a fundamental cultural norm that exists here, that does abundantly well as it currently stands, with the western exposures probably eating away at the core of what made it poised for success.
There needs to be a hard look at the efficiency of the human spirit, which is in contrast to the paradoxical lifestyle that is dictated by the gadget friendly, technology driven, theory dictated mechanism that clearly does not work in today's day and age.
India is not a perfect business incubator, however, it does have a lot going for it, it has the right type of entrepreneur, willing to do anything to succeed beyond measure. It is this individual drive and corporate culture that is going to see the rise of this former Raj colony beyond its own organic and ingrained shadows. Atleast for the foreseeable future, the sun will not be setting on the shores or the vast ranges of this spicy sub-continent.