jan 30th, 2007
immediately MOT shoots up 6%! i guess the market thinks he'll shake up old ed zander and crew.
btw, that reminds me: when i look at major US corporations, very few of them -- even in technology -- have indian-origin people at the top manager level. intel is one of the few that does, with arvind sodhani; motorola has padmashree warrior; of course there's pepsi and indra nooyi.
it seems to me that the much-trumpeted rise of indians in the executive suite is a flash in the pan: didn't rono dutta and menezies and the head of mckinsey all move on? then there was the disaster with CA and kumar. arun sarin is the only indian-origin CEO i can think of at a major global company (other than of course the mittals and ambanis and tatas).
btw, tata has won the corus beauty contest. did they pay too much? is this a pyrrhic victory? interesting though, two BRIC companies bidding over a brit company.