‘Youngsters should work 70 hours a week’: Narayana Murthy
IANS 27 October 2023
Infosys founder NR Narayana Murthy, in a conversation with Padma Shri Awardee and Chairman of Aarin Capital, T.V. Mohandas Pai on the first episode of 3one4 Capital's podcast 'The Record', said that if India wants to compete with developed economies that have made remarkable progress in recent decades, young people should work for 70 hours a week.
Murthy also spoke about nation-building, technology, his company Infosys and several other topics -- including his opinion on today’s youth on the podcast, which was released on YouTube.
In addition, he criticised other issues like corruption in the government and bureaucratic delays and then added his request to the youngsters of today, saying, “So therefore, my request is that our youngsters must say, ‘This is my country. I’d like to work 70 hours a week".
Bengaluru-based early-stage venture capital firm 3one4 Capital on Thursday officially launched 'The Record,' its latest video series to provide exceptional insights into the spheres of entrepreneurship and leadership.
"The Record is an intentional initiative by 3one4 Capital to support a dialogue on governance, startup growth, managing the path to building large institutions, and many other matters related to the transformational journey of entrepreneurship," Mohandas Pai, said in a statement.
According to 3one4 Capital, each upcoming episode will grant access to the strategic frameworks and transformative ideas that have driven these individuals to success. 
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8 months ago
Happy to see this article covering the full interview of NRN and noting the many good points he made. Sadly many others who are commenting seem to focus on the 70 hours factoid and ignore all else! Most of us in the older generation did exactly what NRN is saying. At entry level we focused on learning and developing our skill sets, mostly in office. Today’s generation can do so remotely as well.
8 months ago
Mr Murthy should pay to Infy employees more than fair share . Not Rs 200 increment .. turnover us very high at lower level.. he should address that problem first!!
8 months ago
Agree with him, this is my country and i should work for 70 hours, but

40 hrs (I would say 25 hrs of work, then how would the resource learn new things, and get time to engage with others) to get Paid if having luxury to work for fixed pay jobs like IT companies, not physical jobs liek auto rickshaw drivers etc

30 hrs (i would say atleast 10 hrs) of social work which can anything like taking a tution for childs in your own locality, taking elders without sons/daughters near by to go hospitals or even just taking to them relaxed, etc. Going to govt offices if the trash was not cleaned (like simple things) for thier own locality, etc.

This way the one doing the work learns, and finds the mental peace focusing on somethting outside the “job”.

Not being locked to computers for 70hrs, which does not help India or thier ownself.
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