My view is that, as management, the focus has to be on having a strategy and executing it. As you do the strategy and execution, it is important to communicate it consistently.
A lot of family members worked in the joint commodities family business. It was a classic case of capitalism at work and socialism at home.
Culture is about the mindset of people, and we are very happy to have a strong combined mindset of people.
For me, the real thing is make, serve and list in India. Which means we need manufacturing, we need services, and we need financial markets.
Foreign investors are looking for a consistent and stable policy in India.
I am a believer in the journey and enjoying the journey.
I am a great believer in Indian entrepreneurship. There is a whole set of people doing so many exciting things.
I grew up in a joint family of 60 people with one kitchen. So I am a firm believer in the family concept.
I keep wondering at night, 'Will I have a bank the next morning, or will some technology company be doing banking without needing a bank?'
I would have loved to have been a cricketer.
If what you create does not outlive you, then you have failed.
If you look at the history of large financial institutions, most of them have succeeded because of a deep presence in their home market.
In a marathon, if you run too fast, you get exhausted. If you run too slow, you never make it.
It's true that I have always been very comfortable with numbers.
My view is make Indian manufacturing competitive, and if it is competitive, it can serve customers or consumers anywhere.
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