Ever thought that maybe… just maybe, you could get some inspiration from what entrepreneurs say? We have, and it has worked quite well when we take a couple of minutes every day to read a few quotes to feel encouraged and inspired to keep going with our projects.
N. R. Narayana Murthy is pretty much a machine of encouraging quotes that can help you with more than a “simple” boost of energy and motivation during the day.
As someone who has been in the business world for decades, knows what he is doing, and just continues to increase his wealth, we are confident when we say he is definitely someone who can tell us a thing or two whenever he wants to, and we might take it to heart 99% of the time.
This is why we decided to push you a little bit today by compilating some of his best quotes throughout the years.
- “Love your Job, but never fall in love with your company.”
- “Our assets walk out of the door each evening. We have to make sure that they come back the next morning.”
- “You become a star, not because of your title; you become a star because you are adding star value to the company.”
- “Performance leads to recognition. Recognition brings respect. Respect enhances power. Humility and grace in one’s moments of power enhance the dignity of an organization.”
- “Respect, recognition, and reward flow out of the performance.”
- “A clear conscience is the softest pillow in the world.”
- “The real power of money is the power to give it away.”
- “Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni.”
- “When you run a part of the relay and pass on the baton, there is no sense of unfinished business in your mind. There is just the sense of having done your part to the best of your ability. That is it. The hope is to pass on the baton to somebody who will run faster and run a better marathon.”
- “Today, the biggest bottleneck to the growth of a corporation is the availability of good talent.”
- “There is only one ingredient for innovation, and that is the power of the human mind. As long as a company is able to attract, enable, empower and retain the best of the brightest, it will have a play. As long as the leadership of companies ensures that the physically and mentally tired mind that leaves office at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm or 9:00 pm comes back mentally and physically re-energized and enthusiastic about adding significant value to the customer next morning, the job is done.”
- “Character + Chance = Success”
- “You do not have to be the son of a rich man to be an entrepreneur. Today kids are far more willing to take risks because they’ve seen high rewards.”
- “Organizations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity.”
- “In the fullness of time, when it is our turn to give, we must in turn plant gardens that we may never eat the fruit of, which will benefit the generations to come.”
- “I am a believer in the adage – performance leads to recognition, recognition leads to respect, and respect leads to power.”
- “My personal view is that organizations have a capacity to throw up extraordinary leaders to suit the occasion.”
- “Investment in training is a huge necessity for knowledge-based corporations.”
- “If my company spends money, it should be disclosed to the shareholders and how it was spent. With my personal money, I can do anything I want. But company money should be disclosed.”
- “If longevity is the best index to measure a company, a basic requirement is the ability of the corporation to generate new and new leaders.”
- “When people get rich, they cut themselves off from the context that has earned them these riches – the context of the common men. They forget they are part of society.”
- “You need to mesh the voices of people with expertise and meritocracy.”
- “It is better to under-promise and over-deliver than vice versa. For this one need not break the law of the land.”
- “I think people like Bill Gates, who have given away enormous sums of money, are shining examples for all of us to follow.”
- “I think there are opportunities outside India as well as in India. In fact, some of the largest projects that most Indian software companies are doing are in India.”
- “Progress is often equal to the difference between mind and mindset.”
- “I was the first businessman to say, ‘You should give tax benefit to only small companies. You should say your profits are exempt to a limit of Rs. 50 crore or so, but beyond that, you should pay taxes.’ I have been arguing with successive finance ministers on this.”
- “Oftentimes, I have been asked about the attributes for success, and I have said that you need two attributes for succeeding as an entrepreneur: one, courage, second, luck.”
- “I believe all universities should at least offer courses in politics and policy implementation.”
- “I have always focused on the bottom line.”
- “I want Infosys to be a company which is globally respected, and in where people belonging to different nationalities, races, and religious beliefs will work with intense competition but utmost courtesy, dignity, and co-operation in adding greater value to our stakeholders; day after day.”
- “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.”
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