Philanthropist Desh Deshpande on the Power of One Thing in Entrepreneurship and Business

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WALTHAM, MA—Insights and views of Desh Deshpande, one of the greatest Indian-American entrepreneurs and philanthropists, are respected around the world. He is also the author of On Entrepreneurship & Impact.

INDIA New England News published the excerpts from his book in a series earlier this year. In conclusion, INDIA New England sat down with Deshpande for an interview on the power of One Thing in entrepreneurship, business and his own journey.

Deshpande’s book is published by Deshpande Foundation and its foreword is written by N. R Narayana Murthy, founder of Indian tech giant Infosys.

To watch the interview, please click her or the video link below.

Deshpande is president and chairman of Sparta Group LLC, a family investment office. He is also Chairman of Tejas Networks, and the founder of the Deshpande Foundation which accelerates the creation of sustainable, scalable enterprises that have significant social and economic impact. Deshpande has pursued an entrepreneurial career for the last three decades.  He is involved either as the founder, a founding investor or chairman of several companies including Cascade Communications, Sycamore Networks, Coral Networks, Tejas Networks, Cimaron, Webdialogs, Airvana, Sandstone Capital, A123 Systems and Curata.

A life-member of the MIT Corporation, his support made the MIT’s Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation possible. Leveraging the experience gained at the MIT Center, the Deshpande Foundation has facilitated the setup of three other centers;  Deshpande Center for Social Entrepreneurship in India, EforAll (formerly known as the Merrimack Valley Sandbox) in Lowell/Lawrence Massachusetts and Pond-Deshpande Center at the University of New Brunswick in Canada. Deshpande was co-chair of the National Council to support President Obama’s innovation and entrepreneurship strategy.

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