In a compelling conversation on 3one4 Capital’s podcast ‘The Record,’ Infosys founder N. R. Narayana Murthy delivered a powerful message regarding the path India needs to tread to compete with the rapidly advancing global economies. He stressed the importance of young individuals dedicating themselves to working 70 hours a week, drawing attention to the need for India to enhance its work productivity while simultaneously addressing issues related to bureaucratic delays and corruption. This candid discussion with former Infosys CFO Mohandas Pai delved into a range of topics, including nation-building, technology, and the trajectory of Infosys.
Murthy’s remarks come against the backdrop of India’s lower work productivity in comparison to many other nations. He pointed out that India must mirror the determination displayed by countries like Japan and Germany after World War II, where extraordinary efforts and work ethic played a pivotal role in propelling them towards exceptional progress.
The visionary founder of Infosys called on the youth of India to take ownership of their nation and instill a strong work ethic. This, he believes, is a fundamental step in the journey towards becoming a formidable global player, capable of taking on the challenges posed by nations such as China. Murthy’s wisdom and insights continue to serve as a source of inspiration for many, guiding them in their pursuit of excellence and nation-building.