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Quotable Quotes

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We need to make money ... make sure we have a war chest that we can build up to invest in future innovation, channels, geography and so forth”
—John Chen, CEO, BlackBerry, in a TV interview, stressing that the smartphone maker is solely focused on making money to fuel innovation
"Every penny of the money of poor people in this country, which has gone out, should return. This is my commitment”
— Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, during a radio address
“Reforms are not instant coffee...You cannot achieve everything in one month or one year”
— Philipp Rosler, managing director, World Economic Forum, in support of the new government of India that he thinks has shown a long-term vision and wants to go step by step
“Slowly but surely what I predicted about Europe is happening. What I said 10 years ago is that it would soon become a third world economy”
— Bernie Ecclestone, chief executive, Formula One, commenting on the stagnant economy of Europe that has made it a ‘third world’ place to do business
“In order to completely overcome the chronic disease of deflation, you need to take all your medicine. Half-baked medical treatment will only worsen the symptoms”
— Haruhiko Kuroda, governor, Bank of Japan, after he stunned global financial markets by expanding a massive monetary stimulus programme in an effort to hit the 2 per cent inflation goal in two years
“In testing the boundaries of human capabilities, we are standing on the shoulders of giants. Yesterday, we fell short”
— Richard Branson, founder, Virgin Group, after his space tourism plans received a setback when Virgin Galactic’s first model of SpaceshipTwo crashed recently
(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 01-12-2014)