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“The real story is a lot of hard work. If they were really making a movie (about the origins of Facebook), it would be of me sitting there coding for two hours straight”
—Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, criticising the movie The Social Network, which shows that Zuckerberg decided to create the social networking site to attract girls
 
“All the books have had some impact. Are they classics? No. Are they the absolute read-and-throw variety? No. They are somewhere in the middle. That’s where I want to be”
Chetan Bhagat, India’s bestselling author in English, in an interview
 
“They do not want to humiliate us, they want to subdue us, solve their problems at our expense”
Vladimir Putin, Russian president, referring to the US, at a meeting with his core support group, the People’s Front
 
“Once we turn this company to profitability again, I will do everything I can to never lose money ever again”
John Chen, CEO, BlackBerry, insisting that the company is now focused on profitability and will not spread itself thin by attempting to launch too many new devices
 
“We did not have the fortune to fight for the country’s independence. We could not die for India. But we can live for India. So we will live and struggle for India”
Narendra Modi, Prime Minister, during his address to the Indian community
 
“We’re still expanding operating income. You’re a very safe bet in a sea of danger”
Bill McDermott, CEO, SAP, after the company’s shares fell the most in almost three years, saying investors should understand that shift to cloud computing is taking a toll on the company’s profit
 
“Amnesty is the immigration system we have today — millions of people who live here without paying their taxes or playing by the rules”
Barack Obama, US president, responding to his critics who have called his decision to grant temporary legal status and work permits to nearly five million illegal immigrants amnesty
 
(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 15-12-2014)


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