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Ashok Soota: loves to go against the grain; builds ace companies; master mentor; at 77, raring to go

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Ashok Soota: loves to go against the grain; builds ace companies; master mentor; at 77, raring to go

He helped nurture Wipro in its early days, launched Mindtree, and took it public in 2007. Happiest Minds is Soota’s second venture going public — a feat that is as rare as it is awe-inspiring. But can the benchmark of astute leadership he has set become too tough to match when he calls it a day?
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Ashok Soota, executive chairman and co-founder, Happiest Minds Technologies BCCL
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India may be a burgeoning startup hub, but it is only a very small number of people who forsake the security of a regular job to take the plunge and start their own company. A small fraction of those who do, succeed, and an even smaller fraction manage to successfully scale and take their firm to an initial public offering
say he is more than capable of being able to create leaders under his guidance. “I haven’t seen what Happiest Minds is like, but what you learn from being with him is a great platform. You just have to look at his track record at Wipro and Mindtree,” says Mindtree co-founder Lahiri. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)
India may be a burgeoning startup hub, but it is only a very small number of people who forsake the security of a regular job to take the plunge and start their own company. A small fraction of those who do, succeed, and an even smaller fraction manage to successfully scale and take their firm to an initial public offering say he is more than capable of being able to create leaders under his guidance. “I haven’t seen what Happiest Minds is like, but what you learn from being with him is a great platform. You just have to look at his track record at Wipro and Mindtree,” says Mindtree co-founder Lahiri. ( Graphics by Abdul Shafiq)

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