Vineet Nayar, chief executive of HCL Technologies, talks to Richard Milne about how to do business in China, how his money is on emerging market companies, and the prioritising of employees over shareholders.
“When the brakes fail, the change is instant and you have no choice but to try to think of options for action. But with gradual change, like ageing, you don't really notice it until something forces you to.”
Within a month of being hired by HCL Technologies, Vineet Nayar, who later rose to become the company's CEO, was asked to leave. For Nayar, there were two major takeaways from it — a company is not always right, and neither is the individual. As for his management thought on the event — there is a need to search for a thought-in-between.