It’s Amazing Nadella Is Leading Microsoft: Wadhwa

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Feb. 4 (Bloomberg) –- Stanford University Fellow Vivek Wadhwa discusses the rise of Indian Americans in the tech industry in the U.S. with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Independent streak?

Do i? i think so.

I am an entrepreneur, academic.

I have been researching the subject area and an interesting fact.

6% is indian and 15% are started by indians.

This is the most innovative land in this planet.

We saw an indian rise, it is amazing what happens.

What accounts for the statistics you have been able to put together?

I have been trying to understand how -- why has a group like me, people who are educated of bod -- abroad, who have weird accents and look different, how can we come to this country and become successful in this tersely competitive place?

The answers they learned the rules of engagement and learn to mentor each other.

Silicon valley is one giant network where people meet and huddle.

They are not afraid of taking risks and not afraid of selling but most importantly, they mentor each other and invest in each other.

This is what indians figured out after being here for while and they started doing it.

The result is you started having hundreds of indian startups and thousands of indian startups and indians have become them dominant group in silicon valley.

You see them in senior positions in almost all technology companies.

He was one of the indians who succeeded and he rose up and to me it is amazing that bill gates' position gets headed by an indian.

Tell us a little more.

It is also doctors and lawyers.

You will find indians and government.

And dance are succeeding in almost all walks of life.

What happened up here is you had a few remodels.

People who started mentoring others.

I was in north carolina.

I was working for -- i worked for ibm and xerox and so on.

I started reading about these indians who became successful in america and i said maybe i can be an entrepreneur emma two.

With help from the indian mafia as i affectionately call them, the indians who have been successful, i was able to become an entrepreneur and become successful.

I founded two companies and took one public and built another decent company.

It was because of providing role models and the support for the next-generation.

We have role models, we have support and mentorship.

The is a lesson to be learned.

What kinds of stereotypes have you had to overcome?

In north carolina it was like what silicon valley used to be.

30 or 40 years ago.

They were eight -- zero indian-founded companies.

I was in north carolina and started my second company.

The locals would not return my phone calls.

I had the interest of silicon valley investors and the locals came to me.

I said, when i came to you you would not return my phone calls.

Why are you coming now begging me to take your money?

He said, i thought you people do not make good ceo's. people like me were thought of as low-level engineers.

That you cannot be leaders.

That was the idea.

That is what the common stereotype was.

This is why keep telling women and african-americans and latinos.

To fix this stereotypes and the barriers they face is to mentor each other.

This is how you uplift entire communities.

We will continue the conversation.

He will give us his observations

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