3 Indians on Forbes’ ‘100 Greatest Living Business Minds’

As part of Forbes’ 100th anniversary celebrations, the publication unveiled its special centennial issue, which incorporates essays, lessons, and ideas for the next 100 years from the world’s renowned living business thinkers.

“The list speaks to a century of entrepreneurial capitalism compiling the doers who have created, disrupted, and innovated on a collectively historic scale. All honorees were required to actively participate in the project – all essays are original, capturing wisdom from the list-makers themselves,” Forbes said in its statement.Forbes@100Ratan Tata, former chairman of India’s Tata Group —which owns brands such as Land Rover, Taj Hotels, and Tetley Teas— said: “Be passionate in areas relevant to you, and be a voice that is respected and abreast of developments.” Tata lives in Mumbai, India

Lakshmi Mittal, chairman and CEO of Arcelormittal, the largest steelmaker on Earth, shared his insights: “Every industry today has to fight complacency, prepare to see the disruption coming and then be flexible enough to adapt swiftly.” Mittal is an Indian citizen but lives in the U.K.

Vinod Khosla  venture capitalist, former  co-founder of Sun Microsystems, commenting on ‘reputation’ said: “I explicitly don’t build or guard my reputation. I believe in telling it like it is and not worrying about it.” Khosla is an American citizen and lives in the Silicon Valley.

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Gunjan Bagla
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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