Arjun Malhotra paid a visit to our campus today. After the customary ‘funda’ session, he invited questions from the audience. One of them was ‘why Indians made good entrepreneurs?’. He had a very refreshing view on this. He said there were two main reasons for this :
a – Frustration Tolerance
b – Ambiguity Tolerance.
The first, as every Indian is aware, is something we all face daily. Anyone who has lived in India or dealt with the government there has high frustration tolerance automatically. And he cited the ‘Great Indian Arranged Marriage’ phenomenon as an instance for the second point.
Hmm. Thought-provoking indeed.
For another view on the same issue, read Tim Ferriss here.