The mess in the Karnataka Government over the last two years is unbelievable and it has acquired one of the worst reputations in the country for corruption because of the mining scam. The need of the hour is for Karnataka to diversify beyond the IT sector and reduce its dependence on IT revenue. However, the silver lining on the cloud is that Bengaluru is noted as one of the top 10 cities in the world for entrepreneurial and start-up activity which is very creditable."
In The News
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 State sluggish, blame lack of vision: Industry Source: Deccan Chronicle
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 Beginning a Successful Entrepreneurial Journey: Ashok Soota Source: Silicon India
Ashok Soota is widely recognized as one of the pioneering leaders of the Indian IT industry. Prior to founding Happiest Minds, Ashok co-founded MindTree in August 1999. Ashok is an industry leader. For his contribution to the Indian IT Industry, he was recognized as "IT Man of the Year" twice and as "Electronics Man of the Year"
Sunday, June 3, 2012 Ashok Soota on 3 Things Which Startups Should Not Forget! Source: Your Story
Ashok Soota, the stalwart of India’s IT industry has done what many would not even think of, especially in our country. At 70, after having established Mind Tree and taking it to an unprecedented height, Ashok has started up “Happiest Minds” – an IT services company with a focus on happiness for the employees (which is again a first of its kind in India).
Saturday, March 31, 2012 Going The Extra Smile Source: Open The Magazine
Sharon Andrew is a happiness evangelist. Having taught quantitative techniques and marketing at management schools for decades, she now spends her time trying to understand and explain what happiness means.
Sunday, March 25, 2012 The Happiness Factor Source: The Smart CEO
The Ashok Soota led Indian IT Services start up, Happiest Minds, wants to inculcate happiness into its business process. Raja Shanmugam, the company’s Chief People Officer, believes that having gratitude lies at the core of happiness as a concept.
Sunday, March 25, 2012 Focus On Evolution of Happiest Minds Ltd. Source: www.sourcingfocus.com
Ashok Soota began his career in 1965 with the Shriram Group of Industries in India. In 1978, he became CEO of Shriram Refrigeration, a company which was unprofitable for four consecutive years. He went on to become the President of Wipro Infotech from 1984 to 1999. Under his leadership, Wipro’s IT business grew from US$2 million in 1984 to US$500 million run-rate in 1999.
Monday, March 12, 2012 We Want Them Source: Fortune India
"Customers don't have experience in emerging technologies and so proximity to customers is essential," says Puneet Jetli of Happiest Minds
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 State of the Economy: An Interview with Ashok Soota Source: www.albrightstonebridge.com
2011 started on an optimistic note for the Indian Economy. But by mid-year, the economy was battling stubbornly high...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012 As the Paths Diverge Source: Forbes India
Ashok Soota, former CEO-chairman Mind Tree, talks about self-awareness and moving on..
Monday, February 13, 2012 Finally, what survives is culture Source: The Times of India
Happiest Minds is a seriously happy place, argues Vikram Gulati, CEO of IT newbie Happiest Minds. "However, don't let the name lead you into believing we don't mean business," he warns. Gulati believes creativity...