50+ Best N. R. Narayana Murthy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy is an Indian IT industrialist and the co-founder of Infosys, a multinational corporation providing business consulting, technology, engineering, and outsourcing services. Infosys Technologies Ltd is the first Indian company to be listed on an American stock exchange. Inspirational N. R. Narayana Murthy quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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

Respect, recognition, and reward flow out of performance.

The future of any corporation is as good as the value system of the leaders and followers in the organization.

Investment in training is a huge necessity for knowledge-based corporations.

The world expects India to be one of the leaders in solving the problems of politics and economics. India sits at the high table in most major multilateral deliberations. What India says is heard with attention and seriousness.

A plausible impossibility is better than a convincing possibility.

When people get rich, they cut themselves off from the context that has earned them these riches – the context of the common men. They forget they are part of society.

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

Hinduism has an enormous capacity to absorb from outside influences and accept it in a peaceful and steady manner without perturbing the system.

Infosys is an absolute meritocracy. Even in a meritocracy, other things being equal, you have to give opportunity to the more experienced candidate.

I am what we call a ‘karma yogi’ in Sanskrit. A karma yogi is somebody who believes in data. I collect a lot of data.

I do not believe in any legacy. The past is dead and gone.

Kumar Mangalam Birla is one of the most respected businesspersons.

Inspirational N. R. Narayana Murthy Quotes

Leading by example is the most powerful advice you can give to anybody.

When you are in business for a long time, you go through good times and bad times. When you go through bad times, you learn to control costs, satisfy customers better, satisfy employees better and become more transparent. Therefore, you build character in the company.

A clear conscience is the softest pillow in the world.

I think India has several advantages in the knowledge sector, in the software sector.

I was the first businessman to say, ‘You should give tax benefit to only small companies. You should say your profits are exempt to a limit of Rs. 50 crore or so, but beyond that, you should pay taxes.’ I have been arguing with successive finance ministers on this.

It’s well proved economics that if a country which is rich and a country that is poor come together in global trade, sooner or later the standard of living of the poor country will go up towards that of the rich country.

The principle of democracy is all about delegation of power by the vast majority of citizens through a few chosen representatives chosen on merit and competence.

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

In God we trust, everybody else bring data to the table.

Infosys demonstrated to the world that an Indian company could implement standards of quality, operations, finance that compare with the best. That is a legacy I am happy with.

I have known Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla for a long time. He is a good man. He is a decent man.

Nobody is bothered about an institution more than its alumni.

Character + Chance = Success

If England became a world power, it was because of the industrial revolution.

Mahatma Gandhi was someone who demonstrated the tremendous power of leadership by example.

In order to improve healthcare, we’ll have to spend more on it, increase accountability and decentralize services, enforce standards and reinstate people’s faith in it.

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

The primary difference that I have found between the system of education in India and other countries, particularly the U.S., is that they focus on problem solving and relating theories to reality around them. These two things are lacking in the education system in India.

I want Infosys to be a company which is globally respected and in where people belonging to different nationalities, races and religious beliefs will work with intense competition but utmost courtesy, dignity and co-operation in adding greater value to our stakeholder’s day after day.

If the U.S. became the undisputed superpower that it is today, it was primarily because of its technology, whether it is in transportation, agriculture, high-tech industry, medicine, etc.

Amazing N. R. Narayana Murthy Quotes

Leadership is about doing the right thing, even if it is going against a vast number of naysayers and mediocre people.

Entrepreneurship is all about an idea that creates differentiated business value to one’s customers. You must be able to convince your customers about the benefits that association with you or your products will give them. People are ready to pay if they are convinced about your services or products.

We all, as engineers, doctors, have a big responsibility to bring smiles on the faces of suffering humanity.

India is known for much development that has happened since our independence, but at the same time, we have also failed on many levels. It is the responsibility of the future generation to ensure that all these failures are corrected and help create a civilized society with equal opportunities for one and all.

I think, my own personal view is there should be higher and higher levels of autonomy; government should not interfere in setting up colleges, in running colleges. The market, the society will decide which is a good university, which is not a good university, rather than government mandating.

Although we have enough healthcare support, often it doesn’t reach the poor and needy. In this scenario, technology is the best solution.

I think every country has to recognize its competitive advantage and liberate its strengths to be a partner in global trade, and that’s the only way you can survive and succeed.

I think, at the end of the day, you have to reduce friction to businesses, ideally to zero, so that more and more entrepreneurs can create more and more jobs with higher and higher disposable income.

If my company spends money, it should be disclosed to the shareholders and how it was spent. With my personal money, I can do anything I want. But company money should be disclosed.

I have always looked at my competencies before accepting any responsibility.

Engineering or technology is all about using the power of science to make life better for people, to reduce cost, to improve comfort, to improve productivity, etc.

I believe all universities should at least offer courses in politics and policy implementation.

Effective use of technology is important to deliver healthcare. By leveraging technology, you can bring down lack of access and cost of healthcare.

We are not the same India that the world saw in the 1970s and ’80s. Hence, we have a responsibility to live up to the pedestal on which we have been put.

India needs to sustain its high growth rate.

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

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