Inspirational Quotes by N. R. Narayana Murthy

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.

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Engineering or technology is all about using the power of science to make life better for people, to reduce cost, to improve comfort, to improve productivity, etc.

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Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.

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When you are in business for a long time, you go through good times and bad times. When you go through bad times, you learn to control costs, satisfy customers better, satisfy employees better and become more transparent. Therefore, you build character in the company.

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Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni.

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Hinduism has an enormous capacity to absorb from outside influences and accept it in a peaceful and steady manner without perturbing the system.

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I am what we call a ‘karma yogi’ in Sanskrit. A karma yogi is somebody who believes in data. I collect a lot of data.

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Entrepreneurship is all about an idea that creates differentiated business value to one’s customers. You must be able to convince your customers about the benefits that association with you or your products will give them. People are ready to pay if they are convinced about your services or products.

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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.

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If England became a world power, it was because of the industrial revolution.

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Mahatma Gandhi was someone who demonstrated the tremendous power of leadership by example.

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We all, as engineers, doctors, have a big responsibility to bring smiles on the faces of suffering humanity.

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A great leader also has the ability to make people an inch taller in his presence.

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Effective use of technology is important to deliver healthcare. By leveraging technology, you can bring down lack of access and cost of healthcare.

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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.

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The future of any corporation is as good as the value system of the leaders and followers in the organization.

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Leading by example is the most powerful advice you can give to anybody.

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I’ve always enjoyed mathematics. It is the most precise and concise way of expressing any idea.

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Entrepreneurship is all about deferred gratification.

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I do not believe in any legacy. The past is dead and gone.

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My passion is to create a better society for our future citizens.

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Although we have enough healthcare support, often it doesn’t reach the poor and needy. In this scenario, technology is the best solution.

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Investment in training is a huge necessity for knowledge-based corporations.

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The principle of democracy is all about delegation of power by the vast majority of citizens through a few chosen representatives chosen on merit and competence.

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You need to mesh the voices of people with expertise and meritocracy.

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I think India has several advantages in the knowledge sector, in the software sector.

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Science is about unravelling nature.

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The unique instrument to eradicate poverty and usher in prosperity is our youth.

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I think every country has to recognize its competitive advantage and liberate its strengths to be a partner in global trade, and that’s the only way you can survive and succeed.

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I have always looked at my competencies before accepting any responsibility.

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Infosys demonstrated to the world that an Indian company could implement standards of quality, operations, finance that compare with the best. That is a legacy I am happy with.

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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.

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I think, my own personal view is there should be higher and higher levels of autonomy; government should not interfere in setting up colleges, in running colleges. The market, the society will decide which is a good university, which is not a good university, rather than government mandating.

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I am a man in a hurry.

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It’s well proved economics that if a country which is rich and a country that is poor come together in global trade, sooner or later the standard of living of the poor country will go up towards that of the rich country.

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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.

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To me, patriotism is about working ethically and wholeheartedly in our chosen field.

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Rahul Gandhi is very idealistic and a very decent human being. He has real concerns for the downtrodden.

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It is a well-known fact that bringing in technologies in retail sector is good for consumers.

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I have known Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla for a long time. He is a good man. He is a decent man.

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I think, at the end of the day, you have to reduce friction to businesses, ideally to zero, so that more and more entrepreneurs can create more and more jobs with higher and higher disposable income.

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Every company has to identify what I call its strategic resources, and make sure that it grabs as much of its strategic resources as possible.

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Even if a company is taken private, at some stage people want to make it public.

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It’s very important to learn quick lessons from your failures, very important to recognize symptoms of failure pretty early, and it is very, very important to not to be attached too much to the idea – you have to know when to give up an idea.

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Often times 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.

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Infosys is an absolute meritocracy. Even in a meritocracy, other things being equal, you have to give opportunity to the more experienced candidate.

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If the U.S. became the undisputed superpower that it is today, it was primarily because of its technology, whether it is in transportation, agriculture, high-tech industry, medicine, etc.

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Kumar Mangalam Birla is one of the most respected business persons.

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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.

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My personal view is that organisations have a capacity to throw up extraordinary leaders to suit the occasion.

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Today, the biggest bottleneck to the growth of a corporation is availability of good talent.

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Clearly, healthcare is a very important sector.

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