Brief comment: as early as the 1980s, Indians had opened up new territories in Silicon Valley.
It is no secret that Indians love Silicon Valley. Every year, India’s smartest people try to come to Silicon Valley and bring their families.
This is an important reason for making more money, but this is the world innovation center, and this title is more attractive.
Indian gang in Silicon Valley
For now, the two largest technology companies in the world are Indian leaders. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela and Google’s top CEO Sundar Pichai have become household names. Not only Indians look forward to them, but the world is looking forward to these two Indians.
But we should know that the rise of Indians in Silicon Valley is by no means a matter of the past two years! They have been rooted in Silicon Valley since the 1980s and began to work hard.
Vinod Khosla was born in India. He later studied as a graduate student at Carnegie University in the United States and an MBA at Stanford. He started his business two years after graduation and founded sun microsystem. Its Java has a direct impact on the world. So far, it is also one of the preferred languages for PC and mobile app.
Vinod Khosla, co-founder of Sun Microsystems.
Computer designer Ajay Bhatt and other Indians have also contributed to Silicon Valley, and their work has greatly affected the way we use computers today. Bhatt became the chief customer platform architect of Intel in the 1990s, known as the father of USB standard, and has 31 patents in graphics and computer architecture.
Vinod DHAM was born in India in 1950 and completed his master’s degree in electrical engineering at the University of Cincinnati in 1977. Although his name is unknown to most people, DHAM is a legend in Silicon Valley. He is known as the “father of Pentium”. DHAM successfully made Intel the world’s largest CPU manufacturer.
However, DHAM was not satisfied. In 1995, he launched Intel to switch to AMD and invented amd K6, commonly known as “Pentium killer”.
“Father of Pentium” DHAM
Sabeer Bhatia, who moved to the United States in the 1980s, became the co-founder of hotmail in 1996.
Shantanu narayen, co-founder of adobe.
There are many Indian bigwigs in Silicon Valley. The demonstration effect of these bigwigs has enabled the smartest students in India to find a shortcut to life. Indian undergraduate, American graduate, and then enter Silicon Valley technology companies.
Indians lack creativity?
Even with so many vivid examples, many people question the contribution of Indians to Silicon Valley and their lack of creativity and unique value.
For example, apple co-founder Steve Woz gave a speech at the 2018 et business summit, saying that Indians have little creativity.
At that time, the host asked him his views on India and the rise of the Indian gang in Silicon Valley. “I’m not an anthropologist and don’t know much about Indian culture, but I don’t see any significant progress in those Indian led Silicon Valley companies. I see two kinds of Indians. The top Indians are excellent, but most Indians study hard, work hard, get an MBA and buy Mercedes Benz with high wages, but where is the creativity?”
Above quora, a white engineer who has worked in Silicon Valley for decades thinks:
- Indians replace many white jobs
- Indian newspaper group and serious xenophobia
- Indians hire Indians
- Indians communicate in Indian dialect, and there are often some vulgar things. If they use English, they would have been beaten long ago.
- Too many non maintainable junk codes
- There is speculation and mouth gun
Does India lack creativity?
Although India does attach too much importance to basic education, Watts and others feel that Indians’ lack of creativity is groundless. According to statistics, India’s population should have more creative talents, such as Vinod DHAM and Ajay Bhatt. India’s education system needs reform to help India achieve this goal, but it is irresponsible to judge a race’s lack of creativity just because of some one-sided “stories”.
Adobe is the palace of creativity and the founder and leader of Indians.
One third of Silicon Valley’s technology start-up teams have Indians. Indians in the United States account for only 1% of the American population, but they have created 8% of American high-tech companies. So when we judge Indians in Silicon Valley, we should put facts and reason, not rely on our prejudice.
On quora, a silicon valley Indian commented on this:
- In terms of numbers, do Indians in Silicon Valley dominate? yes.
- What about influence? Absolutely not. Although the CEOs of adobe, Microsoft and Google are all Indians, they are all very good people.
- In my opinion, the level of programmers in the bay area is mediocre. Many Indians prefer to learn and become better programmers, product managers and designers. So many middle managers are Indians because locals are not good at investing in themselves. So we take a simpler approach: managing mediocre employees and playing politics. I know it’s hard to hear, but good advice is hard to hear.