A common man who grew up in a common place of Hyderabad has a lot to share and exchange through his success story. Read further and you would know how he has managed to reach the role of a Director and President for the leading IT companies, Adobe Systems.
Full Name: Shantanu Narayen
Age: 54 (About)
Company: Adobe Systems
Position: Chief Executive Officer
Place of Birth: Hyderabad, India
Place of Residence: California, USA
What Do You Know About Shantanu Narayen ?
Shantanu was born and raised in Hyderabad. His mother has been a teacher in American Literature and father ran a plastic company. Shantanu completed his schooling from a normal public school in Hyderabad. Taking further about his academics, he holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s degree in business administration. He also possesses masters in Computer Science.
Prior to joining Adobe, Shantanu began his career with Apple. He also served as a director for Silicon Graphics in desktop and collaboration products. Shantau is also a co-founder of company Pictra Inc. The company deals with the concept of digital photo sharing on the web. It is very rare to hear something from these Big Businessmen of the world. Such leaders are so engrossed in their respective fields that it’s a blessing to learn from them through their words and works.
Shantanu Narayen’s story should be told to every student who is working hard without the support of money or influence, yet aspires to do something big on his own. Such confident personalities teach us to take the right decisions at right time and leave aside all the fears running in the heart.
The secret behind Shantanu Narayen’s success is his hard work, dedication, efforts, education, focus, and ability to visualize decisions.
Like any other common student, Shantanu also had certain dreams when he was a student. He wanted to be a journalist, but life took him to a place better than he thought. Sometimes, in order to achieve our goals we often work really hard. The qualities that emerge through these efforts are recognized by our destiny and the Universe selects us for a different purpose. Well, that doesn’t mean we must exempt ourselves from dreaming what we want. It’s because of those dreams; our best comes out to the world.
Accomplishments by Shantanu Narayen:
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- In the year 2011, Shantanu was honored with the title of Doctor for Applied Science Degree in Alma Matter at Bowling Green State University.
- Narayen was promoted to Executive VP by Adobe for managing worldwide products.
- His name was also listed in the “The TopGun CEOs” by Brendon Wood International.
- The US President Barack Obama selected him as one of the board members of his Management Advisory and the list for his achievements goes on…
- Awarded with Global Innovator Award at Nasscom during its 7th Annual Global Leadership Awards, 2011
- Attained the Annual Leadership Award by International Imaging Industry Association.
- Honored with Philanthropic Leadership Award, 2009
- Attained the Has School’s Business Leader of the Year Award for many consecutive years.
What motivates us from his success story?
Shantanu also strongly believes in accepting criticisms. Unless you do that, you don’t know where you stand. It’s only your broad mind that gives you the ability to think beyond. In one of his interviews, his extreme confidence was undoubtedly evident when he declared; “Digital marketing is going to be the next big thing.”
Although, every bit of his personality deserves to work for a company like Adobe, he remains grounded by saying that it’s always a good feeling help people become more effective.
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Shantanu teaches the students to not follow rather, create followers!
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His success story gives a strong message that unless you think innovative, nothing new will come to your life. Be transparent about your ideas and let it flow in the Universe. This is the true secret behind every rise.
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