Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

SMART & MANAGEABLE.(Business Outlook)

Byline: Aaron Baca Journal Staff Writer

FLYING 40

Optical Insights has grown 3,000 percent -- step by step

Don't talk about big dreams and lofty long-range plans at Optical Insights in Santa Fe. The growing optics firm, founded by three former graduate students from the University of Arizona in 1996, doesn't believe in the grandiose as far as business is concerned.

New business paradigms are established through careful and manageable steps -- one at a time, says Yash Sabharwal, Optical Insights' chief financial officer and one of its founders.

"We never started this wanting to be the next dot-com kind of flash," Sabharwal says. "We always believed in smart, manageable growth. …

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