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“I don’t think anything so important happens after office hours that cannot wait till tomorrow... If it does, we just stay in office”
Sanjiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj FinServ, in Business Standard

     Print Edition: July 27, 2008

“I don’t think anything so important happens after office hours that cannot wait till tomorrow... If it does, we just stay in office”
Sanjiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj FinServ, in Business Standard

“The scenario doesn’t look too gloomy for THE common man. He won’t feel the pain as much as he did in 1998…Inflation will be tamed. But nobody can set a timeframe for it”
Pronab Sen, Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, in The Economic Times

“Watching movies is a ‘staple diet’ for the people (of India). So, I believe consumers will continue to spend on watching movies”
Ajay Bijli, Chairman and MD, PVR Cinemas, on the impact of inflation on multiplexes, in Business Standard

“I remember Steve (Ballmer) and I staying up late at night wondering if any software company, whether Microsoft or anyone, could ever get to a billion dollars in sales. That is a big number”
Bill Gates, Chairman & Co-founder, Microsoft, in The Seattle Times

“India can lead the development of mobiles becoming the key access point for Internet access” Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Global President and CEO, Nokia, to TNN “Once things start slowing down in India, we think that the competition may give up. We see that as an opportunity”
Martin Sorrell, CEO, WPP Group, in Mint

“You have to encourage experimentation. You must hire people who don’t listen to you. You have to create a sandbox where people can play—and fail, often and early”
Anand Mahindra, Vice Chairman & MD, Mahindra & Mahindra, in Harvard Business Review

“We have nothing to do with the current sharp increase in oil prices. But oil is still cheap compared to prices of alternative energy products available”
King Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia, in Business Line

“Yes, there is a sense of emotion, but I am working towards creating a mobile society”
B.K. Modi, former Chairman & CEO of ModiCorp, after selling his stake in Spice Telecom to Idea Cellular, in The Economic Times

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