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Ola CEO Supports Narayana Murthy’s 70-Hour Workweek

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Bhavish Aggarwal, CEO of Ola, has endorsed Infosys founder Narayana Murthy’s call for a 70-hour workweek for young professionals. 

In a podcast interview with ANI, Aggarwal highlighted his agreement with Murthy's vision, referencing his impactful return to Infosys in 2013. 

Aggarwal said: "I'm fully in sync with his direction to the youth.

"He had to come back because of the state his company was in, and his contribution post-return was significant. 

“Even Nandan [Nilekani] returned in a non-executive role and continued to make valuable contributions."

Nandan Nilekani, co-founder and non-executive Chairman of Infosys, is credited with leading the Aadhaar initiative in India. 

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Aggarwal also spoke about his admiration for Steve Jobs, calling him a foundational influence. 

He said: "I was and am a Steve Jobs fan," he said. 

"I use all Apple products and genuinely believe that they are very well engineered and designed products." 

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During the interview, Aggarwal addressed broader issues affecting India's tech ecosystem, particularly "techno-colonialism." 

He expressed concerns about India's data being exported to global data centers for processing and then sold back to India in foreign currency. 

Aggarwal said: "India's data is exported, processed abroad, and then sold back to us."

He used the term "techno-colonialism" to describe this complex issue.

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