.. on NR Narayana Murthy
Personally, I think, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak is in for a lot of political vendetta, which makes his march to 10, Downing Street a lot tougher than it was. Here is another from Aditya Chakraborty who writes gloriously and does a good job of critiquing Sunak, instead of going crazy over his wife or his family.
Which brings me to this newsletter which is now talking about his father-in-law Narayana Murthy. I don’t think Indian media can put much revered figures in business and politics to so much scrutiny so without going into the merits of it (I have a different view of trade unions, IT industry and Infosys and looking at how big business has travelled in India over the last two centuries, I don’t think I can have any other view looking at the stats), I would just share the piece with you all:
Sunak’s father-in-law wants a 60hr week - Starbucks is getting a roasting - A calendar for unions (substack.com)
Also, I think that part of history where the big business in India lobbied with the Congress party has gone without scrutiny for long. A little exercise in collecting simple data can unlock a million truth you can simply back with facts. Why this matters is the sum of why history matters at all. It tells us how some things remain the same in politics and business because well, culture matters. If any of you wants to learn more from a research point of view, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Happy Easter, and have a great weekend!
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