Great ideas shaping India – TED talk by Infosys CEO Nandan Nilkeni

In his TED talk, Nandan Nilekani, visionary CEO of outsourcing pioneer Infosys, explains four brands of ideas that will determine whether India can continue its recent breakneck progress. I quickly jotted down the main ideas, those are as follows –

Ideas which have arrived – ideas which are already here and being implemented successfully.

  • population as human capital and not as a burden
  • Entrepreneurs as role models and social acceptance of entrepreneurship
  • English language as an asset
  • Acceptance of technology as a boon. ‘man & machine’ instead of ‘man vs. machine’.
  • Confidence to deal with and thrive in globalization
  • True democracy

Ideas in progress – ideas which have gained wide spread acceptance but yet to be implemented successfully.

  • Primary education
  • Infrastructure
  • Growth of cities
  • India as a single market

Ideas in conflict – ideas in conflict. solutions are still being brainstormed in favor and in opposition.

  • conflicting ideologies
  • Labor reforms
  • Higher education

Ideas in anticipation – ideas which should be considered and brainstormed about.

  • E-governence
  • Health issues
  • Pensions and entitlements
  • Environment

For more details, please listen to this engaging TED talk – Nandan Nilekani’s ideas for India’s future.

Tejas Joshi


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