Parag Agrawal on Monday joined the growing power club of Indian-origin executives helming US-based global multinationals after he was appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Twitter. And while that was a matter of cheer for Indians, many also cautioned about brain drain, where the best of the talent is leaving the country for better prospects abroad.
He used the analogy of “top soil erosion” in agriculture to point out why Indian students are doing well in the United States which apparently has lost its own "top soil”, or top talent, to talent from outside the country, or “imported top soil”, thanks to the country’s extreme focus on "measure and manage" culture.
“So many large US tech companies now have India-born CEOs that it is worth asking why. American agriculture as well as the corporate world suffer from ‘top soil erosion’, in the latter case replaced with imported top soil. Extreme focus on ‘measure and manage’ is the cause,” Vembu wrote in a Twitter thread.
2/ As early as in the 1970s, Wendell Berry pointed out the intrinsic problem with US style large scale factory farming: it destroys soil culture and water resources and converts fossil fuel into food.https://t.co/oUsbL0FuLV