Once in a while you meet people that rock your entire world and perception. Meeting and working with Rajesh during the fall of 2009 I realized I could split my life into two sections, before and after meeting him. Despite the fact I had worked with Indians for many years he opened my eyes to actually see was in front of me and to a large extent .. the world: India.
I won’t – and nobody should – generalize and say that 1,2 billion people are in a certain way, but one comment in all our endless discussions stuck to me and that was his name. Call it perception by recognition or not, but suddenly I saw Rajeshes all over the place. I had to ask if Rajesh is a common name in India. His response captured everything i like about India and its current transformation into a mega force in the world.
“In India, every name is common”