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" A 5-acre school each in Noida and Gurgaon is what we have; it costs Rs. 50 crore to buy the land and another Rs. 50 crore to build the property. That's the capital cost alone. "
" A founder can carry an institution only so far, and then others have to step in, even the alumni. That's how an institution becomes one. "
" We need schools like Doon and Mayo for the poor. "
" I was a very good student. But I didn't have the latitude to study more. I was never allowed to do anything cross-disciplinary. Why can't an engineering student learn physics? "
" Our belief is that aspirations, meritocracy, and a world class institution are the three ingredients our country needs. "
" All businessmen - how do they communicate? God knows. Sign language, probably. "
" Union Budget 2012 has supported industry's long time demand to improve the provision and standards of education in the country. "
" Education is a very large area, and we have our hands full. For example, SSN has to become a university; we have to keep adding departments like it is with universities in the U.S. "
" We need a world class institution which will create leaders out of the children who have not had a good start in life. "
" It is good to start as young as you can. What is more important is to carve out your vision and assess your readiness to start giving. Commitment and purpose are core to giving. "
" You have to be very skilled in this industry. I grew in this industry; we created the very beginnings of this industry. We made the first PCs (personal computers) in the world. "
" The anti-Hindi agitation changed the entire face of Tamil Nadu with a local party emerging on the top, relegating the Congress. "
" Each quarter, Indian IT firms publish their results, and these are broadcast on CNBC. From the comfort of their boardrooms, executives say how many new employees have been added, how many more Fortune 500 companies have been signed up as clients, how many million-dollar companies were added, and so on. "
" I was the seventh child in a family of eight siblings. We lost our father very young, and my mother had pretty much single-handedly brought us up. "
" An 18-year-old is good enough for our business, and we can teach them engineering in two years. "
" Major forces that have contributed to the evolution of philanthropy in India in the pre-modern era have mainly been driven by religion, family, and society. The Hindu teaching of 'daan' or 'giving' is present in different ways in almost every celebration or ritual. "
" As a product of education, I have always believed in the power of education as the most powerful, high-impact catalyst for transformation. Look at the impact that the Indian Institutes of Technology have had globally. "
" I have talked about the 'fractal organization'. Those smaller pieces should innovate and lead the rest of the organization. There will be parts that will be thinking about technologies of the future, and you need to nourish them. "
" Any institutions' alumni are key to its growth. We are focused on giving a global experience to our students. "
" If you get to think of sharing wealth with people who need it and the purposes that need it, it gives a very different sense of satisfaction. I think I can build an institution which is very unlike the Gates' foundation. Gates' foundation is totally project-driven, that will serve a specific purpose and then self-destruct. "
" My daughter is very happy doing philanthropy, especially in the schools. "
" In large companies, the CEO is very distant from operations. "
" At the undergraduate level, SNU has a unique 'Opportunities for Undergraduate Research' programme. Students are encouraged to undertake research programmes at the undergraduate level and get trained in the interdisciplinary research. "
" I was with top CEOs in 2009, and they were clearly shaken. Top leaders of Wall Street and elsewhere, shaken. The ones at the top did get by because if they are seeing a decline somewhere, there is also growth elsewhere, like in emerging economies. "
" I would like to share something that is being done extremely well by Bill Gates through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation is only going to address areas which are seen by Bill or Melinda as ills of the world. The foundation has no perpetuity. "
" Since its inception, HCL's core focus area has been technology and product development, and hence, we continued to remain in the high end of technology throughout the '90s. "
" Education is and will be the most powerful tool for individual and social change, and we must do all that it takes to facilitate it. "
" The SSN Institute will be expanded in areas such as liberal arts, social sciences, natural sciences, communications. "
" The 1980s were fantastic. This was a time when we were at the peak of our creative work. The question of whether we would exist or not - something which everybody used to ask, including ourselves - stopped. Profits kept pace with growth requirements. HCL had credibility - that was the biggest barrier we had to break. "
" The moment I write out a cheque, it's an asset I have written off. "
" Buffett gave significant portions of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett made money for 50 years before he donated. "