The aim is to balance the terror of being
alive with the wonder of being alive.
You have a divine right to abundance,
and if you are anything less than a millionaire,
you haven't had your fair share.
In business, one of the challenges is
making sure that your product is the easiest
to experience and complete a sale.
The smart way to keep people passive and
obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum
of acceptable opinion, but allow very
lively debate within that spectrum - even
encourage the more critical and dissident
views. That gives people the sense that
there's free thinking going on, while
all the time the presuppositions of the
system are being reinforced by the limits
put on the range of the debate.
Unlike the days of the gold standard,
it is impossible for the Federal Reserve
to go bankrupt; it holds the legal monopoly
of counterfeiting (of creating money out
of thin air) in the entire country.
An inventor's endeavor is essentially
lifesaving. Whether he harnesses forces,
improves devices, or provides new comforts
and conveniences, he is adding to the
safety of our existence. He is also better
qualified than the average individual
to protect himself in peril, for he is
observant and resourceful.
Of course motivation is not permanent.
But then, neither is bathing; but it is
something you should do on a regular basis
The most dangerous man to any government
is the man who is able to think things
out for himself, without regard to the
prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost
inevitably he comes to the conclusion
that the government he lives under is
dishonest, insane and intolerable, and
so, if he is romantic, he tries to change
it. And even if he is not romantic personally
he is very apt to spread discontent among
those who are.
I think I am, therefore I am. I think.
You see, in life, lots of people know
what to do, but few people actually do
what they know. Knowing is not enough!
You must take action.
We have always believed that its
possible to make money without being evil.
There are no limits. There are plateaus,
but you must not stay there, you must
go beyond them. If it kills you, it kills
you. A man must constantly exceed his
Since I'm fortunate enough to be neither
hesitant nor indecisive, I've always made
a point of consulting my partners and
associates whenever a major decision has
to be made. This is not to say that I
have always been right!
When everyone gets something for nothing,
soon no one will have anything, because
no one will be producing anything.
We are what we think. All that we are
arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts
we make the world.
You have to start with the truth. The
truth is the only way that we can get
anywhere. Because any decision-making
that is based upon lies or ignorance can't
lead to a good conclusion.
I believe in the Golden Rule - The Man
with the Gold.. rules.
I focus on my work. If I let myself get
distracted by the insults and slanders
I wouldnt get anything substantive
In the early days, I didnt have
the money to pay decent salaries, so I
didnt get good people. I got nice
people, but I didnt get good employees.
We are governed, our minds are molded,
our tastes formed, our ideas suggested,
largely by men we have never heard of.
This is a logical result of the way in
which our democratic society is organized.
Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate
in this manner if they are to live together
as a smoothly functioning society.
I have a dream that my four little children
will one day live in a nation where they
will not be judged by the color of their
skin, but by the content of their character.
Luther King Jr
One hundred years from now, I expect the
Tatas to be much bigger than it is now.
More importantly, I hope the Group comes
to be regarded as being the best in India..
best in the manner in which we operate,
best in the products we deliver, and best
in our value systems and ethics.
The expert in battle seeks his victory
from strategic advantage and does not
demand it from his men.
Imagine if we succeed in inspiring our
audiences to reduce their own impacts
on climate change by just one percent.
That would be like turning the State of
California off for almost two months.
Winning is not a sometime thing; it's
an all time thing. You don't win once
in a while, you don't do things right
once in a while, you do them right all
the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately,
so is losing.
If a working class Englishman saw a bloke
drive past in a Rolls-Royce, he'd say
to himself "Come the social revolution
and we'll take that away from you, mate".
Whereas if his American counterpart saw
a bloke drive past in a Cadillac he'd
say "One day I'm going to own one
of those". To my way of thinking
the first attitude is wrong. The latter
Everyone experiences tough times, it is
a measure of your determination and dedication
how you deal with them and how you can
come through them.
People are definitely a companys
greatest asset. It doesn't make any difference
whether the product is cars or cosmetics.
A company is only as good as the people
We provide food that customers love, day
after day after day. People just want
more of it.
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful.
It's artistic, from my standpoint, and
I just love real estate.