Quotes by: N. R. Narayana Murthy
I've always enjoyed mathematics. It is the most precise and concise way of expressing any idea.
My personal view is that organisations have a capacity to throw up extraordinary leaders to suit the occasion.
We all, as engineers, doctors, have a big responsibility to bring smiles on the faces of suffering humanity.
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.
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.
Even if a company is taken private, at some stage people want to make it public.
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.
I think India has several advantages in the knowledge sector, in the software sector.
In order to improve healthcare, we'll have to spend more on it, increase accountability and decentralize services, enforce standards and reinstate people's faith in it.
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.
Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.
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.
All developmental activities for the common man such as education, healthcare, shelter and food distribution should be handled by reputed private sector institutions. It should be a competitive market in order to prevent the formation of monopolies.
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.
I believe all universities should at least offer courses in politics and policy implementation.
The primary difference that I have found between the system of education in India and other countries, particularly the U.S., is that they focus on problem solving and relating theories to reality around them. These two things are lacking in the education system in India.
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.
The biggest impediment to growth is in our minds and not in the world outside, and only constant in the world is change.