N. R. Narayana Murthy Quotes

Progress is often equal to the difference between mind and mindset.

Love your Job, but never fall in love with your Company.

Our assets walk out of the door each evening. We have to make sure that they come back the next morning.

You become a star not because of your title; you become a star because you are adding star value to the company

Performance leads to recognition. Recognition brings respect. Respect enhances power. Humility and grace in one’s moments of power enhances dignity of an organisation.

Respect, recognition, and reward flow out of performance.

A clear conscience is the softest pillow in the world.

The real power of money is the power to give it away.

Character + Chance = Success

You do not have to be the son of a rich man to be an entrepreneur. Today kids are far more willing to take risks because they’ve seen high rewards.

Organisations with decision-making speed and imagination will thrive as nobody can claim to have a monopoly over creativity.

In the fullness of time, when it is our turn to give, we must in turn plant gardens that we may never eat the fruit of, which will benefit the generations to come.

I am a believer in the adage – performance leads to recognition, recognition leads to respect and respect leads to power.

There is only one ingredient for innovation and that is the power of the human mind. As long as a company is able to attract, enable, empower and retain the best of the brightest, it will have a play. As long as the leadership of companies ensure that the physically and mentally tired mind that leaves office at whatever 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm or 9:00 pm comes back mentally and physically reenergised and enthusiastic to add significant value to the customer next morning, the job is done.

It is better to underpromise and overdeliver than vice versa. For this one need not break the law of the land.

The velocity of decision making in government was extraordinary slow. It took 18 to 24 months and 15 to 20 trips to Delhi to get a license to import computers.