Here’s what Adobe’s Indian-origin CEO Shantanu Narayen told entrepreneurs

New Delhi: Indian-origin CEO of global software company Adobe Shantanu Narayen is one of the few Indian-origin CEOs who are leading some of the world’s top companies like Google, Microsoft, Starbucks etc. After his graduation, he would never have moved to the United States if he had been born in the city at this time.

Had the Indian-origin CEO of Adobe been growing up now, he would never have left Hyderabad to visit us; Here he told entrepreneurs

Had the Indian-origin CEO of Adobe been growing up now, he would never have left Hyderabad to visit us.

Extremely upbeat on the current business climate in the city, Narayan praised the efforts of Telangana Industries and IT Minister KT Rama Rao and Secretary Jayesh Ranjan in terms of “creating an incredible and vibrant environment in Hyderabad”.

“If I was growing up now, there was no way I would have left Hyderabad. Lots of opportunities exist in Hyderabad and India.

Adobe CEO’s advice for entrepreneurs

Adobe CEO tells entrepreneurs that there has never been a better time to be one, Narayan advises them to live their dreams and make the most of opportunities driven by emerging technologies. The respected Indian-origin techie, fondly called Manavadu (one of his own), further suggested entrepreneurs to never take no for an answer and never stop chasing their dreams.

“The thing I always tell entrepreneurs is that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste,” Narayan said, citing Adobe’s decision to move to a subscription model during the Great Recession nearly 15 years ago. ,

On some of the qualities that entrepreneurs should have, the CEO said, “If you are an impatient entrepreneur, that is probably a quality that should be appreciated. Entrepreneurship is never to take no for an answer.”

Narayan, who acquired Adobe in 2007, said that his goal as CEO is to simply say that they can’t be in a position where what they’re trying to do is preserve the status quo.