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To be precise

Far too often the investments that the world’s major corporations make in India, and the resulting development, do not extend beyond India’s boom towns: Charles Prince

Print Edition: October 21, 2007

“I am impressed by the talent and sheer intellectual horsepower. Indian managements often don't know how smart they are”
Garry Kingshott, CEO, JetLite, in The Economic Times

“Our #1 challenge is to make the PC more compelling and relevant”
Ravi Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India, in BusinessWeek

“Far too often the investments that the world’s major corporations make in India, and the resulting development, do not extend beyond India’s boom towns”
Charles Prince, Chairman and CEO, Citigroup, in Hindustan Times

“The world is an unequal—and sometimes cruel—place. We do not seek charity. We seek an open, rule-based system of world trade”
P. Chidambaram, Finance Minister, while delivering a speech on ‘India at 60’ in Berlin recently, in Business Standard

“Together they (politicians) are like a bunch of children. Sometimes they do the wrong things. They need someone every once in a while to rap their fingers and tell them what to do”
Craig R. Barrett, Chairman, Intel, in The Indian Express

“Whether they (the Chinese) built a port or a highway, they did it big, the kind of scale that caused sceptics to say, My God! this is over the top. But China always grew into it”
Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Group, in BusinessWeek online

“If Bernanke starts running those printing presses even faster than he’s doing already, yes we are going to have a serious recession. The dollar and the bond market’s going to collapse. There’s going to be a lot of problems in the US”
Jim Rogers, Co-founder, Quantum Fund, in www.bloomberg.com

“Our view was: why do tomorrow what you can do today because every day delayed costs you more money. You have more bill posts to change; you have more shop signs and shop fronts to change”
Asim Ghosh, MD, Vodafone Essar, to CNBC

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