Azim Premji is currently India’s second richest man. He is the Chairman of WIPRO Limited. In 2004 and 2011, Azim Premji was listed among 100 Most Influential People by TIME Magazine. But as it is rightly quoted by Albert Einstein, Azim Premji is much more than his success.
“Try not to be a man of success, but a man of values. “Albert Einstein
Popularly known as ‘Czar of the Indian IT industry’, he after completing his education from Stanford University, diversified the then oil manufacturing company into the vast range of business and ultimately landed his company into the technological IT industry. It was around 1980s when WIPRO made a shift from soaps to software!!
He never frightened with the changing environment, changing technology, changing ethics. He knew, “Change is rule of Nature. ” He relentlessly worked with passion towards his goal, which was to make his company, WIPRO, one of the top IT Industries of the world. And with his hardwork, self-confidence and extreme dedication, he successfully managed to accomplish his aims.
But apart from the enormous success in business world, philanthropy and charity as displayed by Azim Premji adds more vibrant feathers in his cap! He was the first Indian to sign the Bill Gates and Warren Buffet’s ‘Giving Pledge‘ to donate 50% of his wealth in his lifetime.
As students/ professionals or even entrepreneurs, we have got an opportunity to acquire so much from his knowledge and his wisdom. His business-ethics, decision making skills, his perseverance through hard times, his adaptations to changes in ethos, his modesty, his philanthropy – all are awaiting to be adopted by us. All we have to do is, follow his values in our lives.
Motivational Quotes by Azim Premji :
Given below are some Motivational , Inspirational Quotes by Azim Premji :
“Leadership begins from within. It is a small voice that tells you where to go where to go, when you feel lost. If you believe in that voice, you believe in yourself.”Azim Premji
“In our way of working, we attach a great deal of importance to humility and honesty. With respect for human values, we promise to serve our customers with integrity. “Azim Premji
“The responsibility of philanthropy rests within us. The wealthier we are the more powerful we get.”Azim Premji
“We believe the combination of excellence in operation and strong execution of our strategy is critical to achieve our vision. “Azim Premji
“You can’t get into business for the fashion of it “Azim Premji
“If there are differences of views or divergence of ideas, they can be resolved though discussions and dialogue. “Azim Premji
“People are the key to success or extraordinary success. “Azim Premji
“As an advisor, I can say why I want. If I were a politician, I would constantly have to compromise. I’m incapable of doing that. “Azim Premji
“You can’t underestimate the value of luck in success in life. And I’ve really learned to appreciate that. “Azim Premji
“A girl child who is even a little bit educated is more conscious of family planning, healthcare and in turn, her children own education. “Azim Premji
“As you get bigger, you have to learn to delegate responsibilities. “Azim Premji
“People have to take control of their own lives. Education is a key because it also raises other social indicators like healthcare.”Azim Premji
“One must have strategies to execute his dreams. “Azim Premji
“How can you contribute towards building the Indian society and the nation? No better way than to upgrade the quality of young people in school. “Azim Premji
“There are millions of children today, who don’t attend school. However, education is the only way to get ahead in this country. “Azim Premji
“We give people major responsibilities even if they are only 60% ready.
Our experience is that people are pretty elastic when you give them responsibility, and they just grow rapidly with the job. “Azim Premji
Azim Premji is undoubtedly an epitome of modesty and philanthropy. His inclination towards benevolence along with integrity,makes him step aside from other business tycoons.
As worthy citizens of India, we can definitely adopt multitude of his qualities. It was his patriotism and nationalism, that he laid the foundation stone of ‘Premji Foundation’, an initiative that trains thousands of teachers do that the future of our country – the students can be taught better, especially in government school. As Azim Premji rightly followed a quote by Abraham Lincoln,
Always bear in mind that our own resolution to success is more important than any other thing.
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