Table: Assessing the Gupta Years
WHERE HE EXCELLED...
-- Led vast expansion into emerging markets, such as India, China, and South Korea.
-- Doubled the number of leadership positions within the firm to 150, increasing partner involvement in governance.
-- Resisted pressure to allow consultants to create their own startups during dot-com boom.
...AND WHERE HE DIDN'T
-- Quest for growth may have compromised some of the firm's values
-- Accepted more engagements from less-prestigious clients.
-- Allowed firm to accept equity and cash bonuses for client work.