While watching Young Turks on CNBC, I found a profile particularly fascinating-
Ayyappa Nagubandi, 28, started his professional life as a security guard. He joined Satyam Computers as a receptionist but soon discovered his talent for web design. He was provided opportunities within Satyam to grow as a web designer. By the time he left the cafter six years, he was a team lead and had supported clients in the US, Singapore and Europe. He left Satyam to launch his own company, TrulyIntelligent Technologies. NowPos Online Services (shortened form of Now Possible), the company’s first subsidiary, offers free voicemail over the Internet, aimed at users in developing countries with connectivity but little literacy. Tens of thousands of users in countries like Vietnam, China, and South Korea have already registered for the NowPos service (www.NowPos.com). NowPos was rated by Frost and Sullivan as one of the top 20 Broadband Innovations in Asia Pacific.
Ayyappa Nagubandi’s journey from being an office boy (correction based on inputs from Ayyappa. See comment.) and a receptionist to being a founder of an organization with cutting edge technology is motivating. However, what impressed me more was Satyam’s culture of encouraging talent and providing growth opportunities for all associates across the board.