This interview with Amit Singh, president of Google for Work, was conducted and condensed by Adam Bryant
Q. What were your early influences?
A. I grew up in India. My dad was in the armed forces, and at an early age I went to a boarding school in Delhi and learned most of my leadership lessons there. There were a lot of sports teams, and everyone belonged to one of five houses, as they were called.
It’s quite an interesting experience at 12 years old. You learn sharing, and with boarding school food you were always starving. So you learn negotiation — one jam roll is worth 10 butters, for example. You really stayed together as a team because there’s a lot of rivalry with the other houses. It’s like Harry Potter.
When did you move to the United States?
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