I have no Napoleonic dream. I'm just
hard-working and pragmatic.
It is hope in this wider sense which enabled my
father to build, from scratch, one of India's largest modern
enterprises. His was an undertaking powered by hard work,
initiative, self-belief but, above all else, the capacity,
as he would often say, "to dream with your eyes wide open".
I think you have to work with people, and when I
talk about managing relationships, don’t think the
derogatory ‘‘managed relationships’’. It is a question of
sharing emotion and feelings. The common denominator of
everything can’t be money, and it should not be money.
I've always worked very, very hard, and the
harder I worked, the luckier I got.
As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue
to use technology to make really big differences in how
people live and work.
Public education is the key civil rights issue of
the 21st century. Our nation's knowledge-based economy
demands that we provide young people from all backgrounds
and circumstances with the education and skills necessary to
become knowledge workers. If we don't, we run the risk of
creating an even larger gap between the middle class and the
poor. This gap threatens our democracy, our society and the
economic future of America.
Monday morning. Time to pay for your two days of
debauchery, you hungover drones.
Look at them, Smithers. Goldbrickers.. Layabouts..
Slug-a-beds! Little do they realise their days of suckling
at my teat are numbered
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either
make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The
amount of work is the same.
I've worked for four presidents and watched two
others up close, and I know that there's no such thing as a
routine day in the Oval Office.
That's the nature of the intelligence business.
You have to work with what you can get your hands on, but it
is.. and in fact it's more an art form than it is a science,
and you have to continually work the problem, continually
I feel sorry for the person who can't get
genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be
satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears
This was work (music industry) but it was the
awakening to what was to become a life's passion.
There are a lot of things that go into creating
success. I don't like to do just the things I like to do. I
like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don't
spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.
One of the great movements in my lifetime among
educated people is the need to commit themselves to action.
Most people are not satisfied with giving money; we also
feel we need to work.