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I have also made this a point in our company: We need to stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally. It really seems to be helping.

Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive

Take the stones people to throw at you, and use them to build a monument

None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can.

I don’t believe in taking right decisions.

At Tatas, we believe that if we are not among the top three in an industry, we should look seriously at what it would take to become one of the top three players. Or think about exiting the industry.

None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can!

Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going, because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive.

Take the stones people throw at you, and use them to build a monument.

Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem.

I may have hurt some people along the way, but I would like to be seen as somebody who has done his best to do the right thing for any situation and not compromised.

Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.

There are many things that, if I have to relive, maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to.

I admire people who are very successful. But if that success has been achieved through too much ruthlessness, then I may admire that person, but I can’t respect him.

What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind.

I have also made this a point in our company: We need to stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally. It really seems to be helping.

I have been constantly telling people to encourage people, to question the unquestioned and not to be ashamed to bring up new ideas, new processes to get things done.

I will certainly not join politics. I would like to be remembered as a clean businessman who has not partaken in any twists and turns beneath the surface, and one who has been reasonably successful.

I have two or three cars that I like, but today, Ferrari would be the best car I have driven in terms of being an impressive car.

Britain needs a real push. It needs nationalism. The sort of spirit that comes during a war. It needs people really to want to see the UK sitting again, maybe not as a colonial power, but as an economic power.

The strong live and the weak die. There is some bloodshed, and out of it emerges a much leaner industry, which tends to survive.

IT and the entire communications business clearly have the greatest potential for growth. But if you’re talking about sheer size, the steel and auto industries will remain at the top.

I think there are many honest businessmen.

I am interested in what I earn, I am interested in my growth.

Business need to go beyond the interest of their companies to the communities they serve.

The day I am not able to fly will be a sad day for me.

Take the stones people throw at you. and use them to build a monument.

If it stands the test of public scrutiny, do it… if it doesn’t stand the test of public scrutiny then don’t do it.

I would say that one of the things I wish I could do differently would be to be more outgoing.

As you grow older, you become everybody becomes – less inflexible and a little more accommodating.

A founder who is in for the short run, or has no passion for the sector he is in, doesn’t give me a great deal of comfort.

Flying, I continue to be involved with it. I love flying, and I hope to keep doing it so long as I can pass my medicals and stay proficient.

If a founder has passion and innovation, he needs to be supported. I am more intuitive than a numbers person, and I recognize that not all investments are going to be positive. Some may fail, and some may have problems for other reasons. That is life.

I have always been very confident and very upbeat about the future potential of India. I think it is a great country with great potential.

Ups and downs are very important to keep us going because a straight line even in an E. C. G. means we are not alive.

There are many things that, if I have to relive maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to.

If we dispense with some of our self-made boundaries, India can really take its place in the world as an economic power. It hasn’t happened because we, sadly, don’t look at ourselves as Indians but as Punjabis or Parsis, unlike the Americans. Don’t make such boundaries.

I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn’t a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.

If there are challenges thrown across, then some interesting, innovative solutions are found. Without challenges, the tendency is to go on the same way.

People still believe what they read is necessarily the truth.

Deal with crisis in such a way that you can hold your head high and sleep well at night.

Powers and wealth are not two of my main stakes.

If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together.

None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise, none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can!

I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right.


If it stands the test of public scrutiny, do it… if it doesn’t stand the test of public scrutiny then don’t do it. - Ratan Tata download
I will certainly not join politics. I would like to be remembered as a clean businessman who has not partaken in any twists and turns beneath the surface, and one who has been reasonably successful. - Ratan Tata download
Young entrepreneurs will make a difference in the Indian ecosystem. - Ratan Tata download
None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can. - Ratan Tata download
Business need to go beyond the interest of their companies to the communities they serve. - Ratan Tata download
The day I am not able to fly will be a sad day for me. - Ratan Tata download
If we dispense with some of our self-made boundaries, India can really take its place in the world as an economic power. It hasn’t happened because we, sadly, don’t look at ourselves as Indians but as Punjabis or Parsis, unlike the Americans. Don’t make such boundaries. - Ratan Tata download
I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn’t a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place. - Ratan Tata download
None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can! - Ratan Tata download
I have also made this a point in our company: We need to stop taking baby steps and start thinking globally. It really seems to be helping. - Ratan Tata download
I admire people who are very successful. But if that success has been achieved through too much ruthlessness, then I may admire that person, but I can’t respect him. - Ratan Tata download
There are many things that, if I have to relive maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to. - Ratan Tata download
I am interested in what I earn, I am interested in my growth. - Ratan Tata download
None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise, none can destroy a person, but its own mindset can! - Ratan Tata download
Ups and downs in life are very important to keep us going because a straight line even in an ECG means we are not alive - Ratan Tata download
Flying, I continue to be involved with it. I love flying, and I hope to keep doing it so long as I can pass my medicals and stay proficient. - Ratan Tata download
Powers and wealth are not two of my main stakes. - Ratan Tata download
As you grow older, you become everybody becomes – less inflexible and a little more accommodating. - Ratan Tata download
I would say that one of the things I wish I could do differently would be to be more outgoing. - Ratan Tata download
If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together. - Ratan Tata download

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