Narayana Murthy at Infosys Technologies roles – as co-founder, longtime CEO and executive chairman and chief mentor – was marked by explosive growth, demanding management challenges, and widely praised corporate governance. His personal leadership philosophy articulated by and driven by its philosophy of “compassionate capitalism.” Profiles Murthy philosophy and leadership principles. Traces the development of Murthy as a child, scholar, businessman and political and soc … Read more »

Narayana Murthy at Infosys Technologies roles – as co-founder, longtime CEO and executive chairman and chief mentor – was marked by explosive growth, demanding management challenges, and widely praised corporate governance. His personal leadership philosophy articulated by and driven by its philosophy of “compassionate capitalism.” Profiles Murthy philosophy and leadership principles. Traces the development of Murthy as a child, scholar, businessman and political and social activist. Murthy traces the connections between the principles and practices that brought Infosys Technologies, repeatedly recognized as one of the most admired and best-run companies in India. Raises questions in his mind about the place of philanthropic principles in the management of a company.
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William W. George,
Shailendra Singh, J.,
Andrew N. McLean
Source: Harvard Business School
12 pages.
Publication Date: Jul 22, in 2005. Prod #: 406015-HCB-ENG
Narayana Murthy and Compassionate Capitalism HBR case solution