Folks, I came across an inspirational speech given by Mr. Azim Premji @ one of the convocation ceremony @ IIM Ahemdabad. Here is a link. Speech by Mr. Azim Premji @ IIM Convocation Ceremony. Filed under: Yogesh Hublikar @ pm. Speech by Mr. Azim Premji @ IIM. Distinguished Director and faculty of IIM- Kolkata, Guests, and my young friendsI am very Azim Premji’s speech at IIM Calcutta Convocation.

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Pranab Mukherjee’s advice to young Indians. Uncategorized Leave a Comment. Well, I left college because I had to take over the responsibilities from my father, who died at very young, at the age of In your two years here, you must have experienced the enormous change in your own understanding of business and management.

Suffice it to say we were not taken seriously. They dpeech, in my opinionfar more intelligent than the questions you get from the boys. After a week long futile search, the rescue team gave up thinking that all of them must be dead. But if we can develop an index system by which we at least know with whom or where the knowledge is available, we have achieved quite a bit!

You are commenting using your WordPress. As long axim you can do that, you will never be defeated. To me, it seems that all of us here pre,ji privileged, some more some less. I think the satisfaction index also becomes important. Fourth, think about what azm will take on next rather than about what you may be letting go.

But there are also many qualitative aspects that get speeh in the process. The three ordinary things that we often don’t pay enough attention to, but which I believe are the drivers of all success are: Azim Premji exhorts management graduates to focus on ‘ordinary things’ In a motivational speech, he said that while innovations are important, ordinary things like honesty and hard work are most essential.


We had just begun to diversify into manufacturing soap. The smart cities project today is more talk than action.

Azim Premjiā€™s speech at IIM Calcutta Convocation

People will respect you for your honesty, spwech not your wisdom. You just look at the quality of questions that you get from the ladies in the audience. Transformation is not so much a process, as a deep seated desire to change ourselves and our environment.

And, I iij, the only way to have sustained success is to keep competing with yourself. They had diversified into manufacturing soap and needed to build a team. I was then about as old as some of you are today.

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My experience suggests that this is quite wrong. Being cheerful is an attitude. The sense of excitement was infectious. April 7, That may be a good place to start, but I think it is necessary to have spefch genuine social engagement. It was in the mids Wipro was a small company making vegetable oils. Dpeech are always thinking of what could be the next big idea, what innovation could be done, how we will stand out and be different and so on.

Excellence cannot be forced through a process nor guaranteed by a certificate. We must learn to look at change as an exciting adventure rather than a disruption.

But never turn cynical. The student improved on his work continuously and he thought he would one day hear a word of appreciation from his teacher. When everything seems to go wrong, you can either give up or you can let misfortune transform you into something stronger. In fact, dreams and perseverance make a winning combination.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. Dreams not only help us in seeing things before they happen, but they also give us the passion and energy to make them happen. But I did not relent and I ijm did not change what I was azin about the company. I n the world of today, we seem to be caught with the notions of the extraordinary.

This will alert our moderators to take action. Seventh, while you must take your careers seriously, do not take yourself too seriously. I presented Wipro with iij candour, which I have continued to do.

And unless you learn to cope with change, you will fall behind. Drag according to your convenience. Recounting his own experiences, he narrated an anecdote from the mid seventies when Wipro was a “small company” making vegetable oils.

I think the key priority for the government today is to get it moving.

In the past two decades, very few high quality academic institutions have been built in India, and ISB has definitely proved itself to be amongst the leaders. There are some developed nations, some developing and many under-developed. And the changes are across the board.

I talked about my experience with Wipro on this issue; I can also refer to my experience with people. First, you have got to have a dream. Ultimately, transformation is about reaching and sperch not only your potential but those of others who work with you. If we linger too long on past success, we will miss out on the opportunities that lie ahead of us.

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