Chief Executive Officer | episode 465

Zoho Founder & CEO Sridhar Vembu

Sridhar Vembuis the founder & chief executive officer of Zoho, a software company that offers a suite of tools covering nearly 50 independent applications from front office and back office products to customer relationship management to workforce productivity and collaboration bundled within an offering called Zoho One. July 02, 2020

In this episode, we discuss:

  • An overview of Zoho’s business
  • The company’s focus on treating people well, innovation, and engineering 
  • Why Shidhar was not interested in taking the company public 
  • An overview of Zoho’s participatory and informal culture
  • How Zoho has established nap and play rooms for its employees
  • An overview of Zoho Schools of Learning
  • Why the company does not take out debt 
  • How the company is looking to expand its presence in rural US cities
  • The importance of being prudent during bubble times  
  • Why we need to question the role of central banks 
  • The company’s response to COVID-19 
  • The home school care Sridhar started during the pandemic 
  • Sridhar’s view on the future of mobile workforces

Among a variety of other topics.

The World Class IT principles in yellow were the focus of this interview

  • 01 1- People
  • 02 2- Infrastructure
  • 03 3- Project and Portfolio Management
  • 04 4- IT & Business Partnership
  • 05 5- External Partnerships

From strategy to implementation

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