Meet Prem Kumar. Prem has a Master’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Texas, Austin and a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from SVCE, University of Madras. Prem started his career at AMD in Austin, Texas as a Senior Design Engineer. His rise at AMD was rapid. He worked there developing a new technology called sleep transistors that increases the life of batteries in laptops. Then one day he came back to India, not to do the beaten stuff; but to start a media company. His company, Growth Mechanics Infomedia, publishes The Smart CEO magazine. Recently, I had a great conversation with Prem. If you have the time, have a look at this link.
Very soon, thanks to Vivek Mansingh at the Ford Foundation, I will connect you to a great source of uplifting stories of Ford Foundation fellows who are raising the quality of life in the underserved sector of human development in India. You will simply love it!