"The pace of change in the knowledge arena will be killing: knowledge will constantly render itself obsolete. First-class corporate universities will dot the horizon. Competing companies will bunch together to set up knowledge networks. Collaborative consortium learning will be the name of the game"
Kumar Mangalam Birla, CEO, A.V. Birla Group, on what the first decade of the 21st century would mean for India, BT, January 7, 2000
"I think it is wrong to think of brand India as an aggregation of brands that go abroad representing India. The most important thing that we must do is to project India as an investment destination and as a place where things work"
Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group, BT, February 15, 2004
"I sometimes pinch myself and wonder if this is for real. Our companies have reached a point where they are able to leverage the economy"
Anand Mahindra, MD, M and M, BT, July 30, 2006
"We have moved from a chalta hai economy to a ‘can do' country. And that is the single biggest reason for optimism"
Raghuram Rajan, Honorary Economic Adviser to PM, and Professor at University of Chicago, at the India Today Conclave, 2004
"India can create a replicable model for 3 billion men and women of the developing world. In that process, India will become a G-5 economy"
Mukesh Ambani, CMD, RIL, at the India Today Conclave, 2004
"We will fix it all"
Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister, BT, June 28, 2009