Ratan Tata

The - the early Rockefellers made their wealth from being in certain businesses and - and remained personally very wealthy. Tatas were different in the sense the future generations were not so wealthy. They - they were involved in the business, but most of the family wealth is put into trust, and the family did not, in fact, enjoy enormous wealth.Ratan Tata

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If it stands the test of public scrutiny, do it... if it doesn't stand the test of public scrutiny then don't do it.Ratan Tata

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The day I am not able to fly will be a sad day for me.Ratan Tata

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Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one - that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.Ratan Tata

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People of great power wield great power, but people of lesser power or people who have fallen out of power go to jail without adequate evidence, or their bodies are found in the trunks of cars.Ratan Tata

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What I would like to do is to leave behind a sustainable entity of a set of companies that operate in an exemplary manner in terms of ethics, values and continue what our ancestors left behind.Ratan Tata

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I have two or three cars that I like, but today, Ferrari would be the best car I have driven in terms of being an impressive car.Ratan Tata

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I buy a lot of electronics, some which I never take out of the box!Ratan Tata

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When you see in places like Africa and parts of Asia abject poverty, hungry children and malnutrition around you, and you look at yourself as being people who have well being and comforts, I think it takes a very insensitive, tough person not to feel they need to do something.Ratan Tata

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I am interested in what I earn; I am interested in my growth.Ratan Tata

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If we dispense with some of our self-made boundaries, India can really take its place in the world as an economic power. It hasn't happened because we, sadly, don't look at ourselves as Indians but as Punjabis or Parsis, unlike the Americans. Don't make such boundaries.Ratan Tata

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Since I got involved in Telco, we first developed the first modular truck, the 407, then the 709, and now the 2213. These trucks broke away from the old face of Telco trucks. I was also just as much involved with the Safari, but nobody talks about the Safari. My involvement has been there with all Telco's projects -somehow the car has got hyped up.Ratan Tata

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Telco is totally committed to commercial vehicles, where it is bound to remain a major player. What may well happen in the future is we may split the company into two business units.Ratan Tata

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The government should do its job. The government's job is, in fact, to run the country, to manage the country, to govern the country. And governance is an important thing, not application where it suits one so, to micro control where it suits them on the other hand.Ratan Tata

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I would say that one of the things I wish I could do differently would be to be more outgoing.Ratan Tata

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I came seriously close to getting married four times, and each time I backed off in fear or for one reason or another. Each occasion was different, but in hindsight when I look at the people involved, it wasn't a bad thing what I did. I think it may have been more complex had the marriage taken place.Ratan Tata

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I have been constantly telling people to encourage people, to question the unquestioned and not to be ashamed to bring up new ideas, new processes to get things done.Ratan Tata

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I have always been very confident and very upbeat about the future potential of India. I think it is a great country with great potential.Ratan Tata

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I will certainly not join politics. I would like to be remembered as a clean businessman who has not partaken in any twists and turns beneath the surface, and one who has been reasonably successful.Ratan Tata

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Power and wealth are not two of my main stakes.Ratan Tata

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I followed someone who had very large shoes. He had very large shoes. Mr. J. R. D. Tata. He was a legend in the Indian business community. He had been at the helm of the Tata organization for 50 years. You were almost starting to think he was going to be there forever.Ratan Tata

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There are many things that, if I have to relive, maybe I will do it another way. But I would not like to look back and think what I have not been able to.Ratan Tata

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I may have hurt some people along the way, but I would like to be seen as somebody who has done his best to do the right thing for any situation and not compromised.Ratan Tata

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Jardine is the largest dealer of Mercedes in the world. They also sell cars for two or three Japanese makers.Ratan Tata

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Indian car buyers have not really been exposed to customer care in a competitive environment.Ratan Tata

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I think there are many honest businessmen.Ratan Tata

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Banana republics are run on cronyism.Ratan Tata

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People still believe what they read is necessarily the truth.Ratan Tata

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What are the crumple zones on scooters? The helmet is the only crumple zone I can think of.Ratan Tata

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Challenges need to be given to an organization.Ratan Tata

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