“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
Ratan Tata is an Indian industrialist, investor, philanthropist, and former chairman of Tata Group, and continues to head its charitable trusts.
“When you have to earmark human and monetary resources for such a long time, it starts to hinder your other activities.” Ratan Tata
He is the recipient of two of the highest civilian awards of India–Padma Vibhushan (2008) and Padma Bhushan (2000).
His aim has been to raise the quality of life for Indians along with Human Development.
“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
Ratan thinks that ‘Philanthropy’ can be seen in different perspectives, earlier ‘philanthropy’ was to develop institutions, charitable hospitals etc. whereas, now it’s more about nation-building.
“If there are challenges thrown across, then some interesting, innovative solutions are found. Without challenges, the tendency is to go on the same way.” Ratan Tata
Watch the video to know his biography and inspiring success story.
Find how he acquired Jaguar and Landrover.
“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
His Top 10 Rules For Success:
“People still believe what they read is necessarily the truth.” Ratan Tata
- Communicate with your employees
- Take chances
- Build trust
- Be humble
- Have heroes
- Be yourself
- Make a difference
- Be motivated by competition
- Do what can’t be done
“New startups embody the creativity, the innovation of young people, and for me, it was and is a very worthwhile experience to interact with them.” Ratan Tata
Above details and video source: Youtube
“If a founder has passion and innovation, he needs to be supported. I am more intuitive than a numbers person, and I recognise that not all investments are going to be positive. Some may fail, and some may have problems for other reasons. That is life.” Ratan Tata
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