After a busy day at the Bangalore Blogger’s Meet
(about which we all have decided to blog tomorrow
) , managed to take some time out to take an interesting book-“The Entrepreneurial Connection by Gurmeet Naroola
“.The book has interviews of “25 NRI Entrepreneurs
” , excluding Narayana Murthy
and Azim Premji
.Listed below are some of the interesting quotes from those Entrepreneurs:
The most important attribute of leadership is to set aggressive goals and allow people to achieve them with authority and accountability.
–Arun Netravali [Bell Labs]
One must not get married to technology but married to the hole in the market place (Startups are born out of existing problems )
–Raj Parekh [Sun Microsystems]
I try to get people to think in terms of miles, not inches.
–Vinod Khosla [Kliener Perkins Caufield & Byers]
The strategist must also be like an artist-somebody who strives to break the mold,to change the rules of the game.
–Anil K Gupta [Stanford University]
Great companies are built on vision.
–Romesh Wadhawani [I2 Corporation]
The sense of fair play is at the heart of everything you do.
–Kanwal Rekhi [Excelan , TiE]
Knowledge in technology, products and markets-these are the three dimensions that are extremely important to create great companies.
–Saiyed Atiq Raza [Raza Foundries]
The problem lies not in the idea but it’s execution.That is the key.
–Vani Kola [RightWorks]
An important reason for my success is the presence of a very secure and supportive family.
–Prabhu Goel [Gateway Design]
The smart entrepreneur knows which revenue he wants and is willing to give revenue to other people so that he can gain three times more.
In the technology sector,morphing is a given and the leader who can’t steer the morphing will get thrown by the wayside very quickly.
–Vinod Dham [Silicon Spice]
We thrive on the challenge of outrunning big companies.
–Desh Deshpande [Sycamore Communications]
Our fundamental philosophy is to synergize the organizations objectives and individual aspirations
–Narayana Murthy [Infosys]
Customer strategy is a thoughtful combination of technology strategy and customer requirements.
–Jayshree Ullal [Cisco Systems]
Leaders are typically able to see most things in both a raw and an integrated fashion.
–Rajat Gupta [McKinsey & Company]
The reward of entrepreneurship is the satisfaction that is gained in successfully scaling the walls or maneuvering around the road bump.
–Krish Prabhu [Alcatel Globalization]
The ability to profit from and react to change is what the game is all about.
–Vivek Ranadive [TIBCO Systems]
I look for strengths in people and not their weaknesses.
–Raj Singh [StratumOne]
The future is not what happens to you,but what you make out of it.
–Azim Premji [Wipro Corporation]
If the General does not believe that he can win the war,then it does not matter if his army is the world’s best.
–Sabeer Bhatia [Hotmail]
A niche today,an ocean tomorrow.Those are the kinds of situations that represent the best opportunities.
–Suhas Patil [Cirrus Logic]
The true power of growing any enterprise is 5 percent technology and 95 percent psychology.
–Hatim Tyabji [Verifone]
An entrepreneur is one who creates a direction out of confusion.
–Prakash Bhalerao [Ambit Design Systems]
At the point of investment,all prospects look exciting.
–Rafiq Dossani [Stanford University]
If you sing your song,not worrying who listens and what they think,you’re going to be extremely successful.
–Deepak Chopra [The Chopra Center for well being]