Quotes by: N. R. Narayana Murthy
|N. R. Narayana Murthy
Murthy in 2009
||ನಾಗವಾರ ರಾಮರಾವ್ ನಾರಾಯಣ ಮೂರ್ತಿ
20 August 1946 |
Kingdom of Mysore (now, Karnataka), India
||University of Mysore
||Chairman Emeritus Infosys
||$1.8 billion (September 2015)
||Padma Vibhushan (2008)
Legion of Honour (2008)
Padma Shri (2000)
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.
The future of any corporation is as good as the value system of the leaders and followers in the organization.
Any mechanism that will ensure benefits to consumer, any mechanism that will ensure that we do not waste food grains, any mechanism that helps the poorest of the poor is a welcome step.
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.
A professorship appeals very much because I enjoy being with younger people.
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 availability of good talent.
Indian IT corporations have made work in the U.S. much more efficient by enhancing their productivity and quality of work. We have helped to add sufficient value to the corporations in the U.S.
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.
We are not the same India that the world saw in the 1970s and '80s. Hence, we have a responsibility to live up to the pedestal on which we have been put.
If England became a world power, it was because of the industrial revolution.
Hinduism has an enormous capacity to absorb from outside influences and accept it in a peaceful and steady manner without perturbing the system.
Investment in training is a huge necessity for knowledge-based corporations.
A great leader also has the ability to make people an inch taller in his presence.
It is a well-known fact that bringing in technologies in retail sector is good for consumers.
To me, patriotism is about working ethically and wholeheartedly in our chosen field.
Even the most dishonest officer would want to be seen as a role model for his children.
Although we have enough healthcare support, often it doesn't reach the poor and needy. In this scenario, technology is the best solution.
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.
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.