A famous dialogue from the movie 3-Idiots “Don’t run after success, be capable, success will surely come” and Sridhar Vembu proved it to be true. Those who have achieved that position today on the basis of their ability, do not run after money, rather money runs after them.
There are always two types of people in the world, those who run after good marks and work hard to get a good job and those who run to get more and more information. Sridhar Vembu, the founder of the software development company Zoho Corp, is one of them. Who opened a school in a village in Tamil Nadu even after running his company in America.
Sridhar Vembu was born in a simple family. He completed his schooling in Tamil language only. He was sharp in his studies from the beginning, due to which he got admission to IIT Madras and from there he completed his graduation. Although he wanted to make a career in the electronics field, but he made a career in computer science. He went abroad for further studies. Due to which in the year 1989, Sridhar Vembu completed his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. While doing his Ph.D. he focused a lot on political science and economics, then he realized that socialism is still the biggest problem in India and needs to be fixed.
Sridhar Vembu started his job at San Diego-based Qualcomm after doing his Ph.D., and after working for about 2 years, he said goodbye to his job. After completing his studies, Sridhar came back to India with his brother and started his entrepreneurship with Advent Net, a software venture. After hard work, he got more than 100 customers here. But in the year 2000, there was a huge change in technology due to the Y2K virus. After which he thought of doing something new. Realizing this thought, he launched his new office suite Zoho. Until then it was dominated by Salesforce’s customer relationship management software and Google Docs.
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But Sridhar did not give up and gave a new identity to this industry. In the first year itself, he got a revenue of $ 500 million from it.
Companies can thoroughly manage their customer relationship management with Zoho’s Suite for only $10 per month. Whose success tells that today more than 18 million people use it. Narrating his success story, Sridhar Vembu says that if you have a dream, you need to work hard and manage everything to make it happen. They say that creates so much power in your service that the customer has to come to you under compulsion.
Instead of relying on degrees, Sridhar relied on the ability of people. He gave priority to capable people. Venu believes that we should run after our knowledge more than marks. Sridhar always believes in learning something or the other. Today Sridhar Venbu has returned to India even after starting his company in America and is engaged in the promotion of education in his village. He is teaching children for free so that they can do something good in their life. His dream is to start a startup for education in village schools so that people become capable.
Sridhar Vembu’s story is an inspiration for all that we should achieve success in life by adopting Atmanirbhar Bharat and Vocal for Local. I hope you like this article, Thanks for reading.