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Quotable Quotes

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“When I see a Range Rover on the street, my blood boils, because we should be able to do a thing like that, and we will.” 
—Sergio Marchionne, CEO, Fiat Chrysler, pledging that his company will make a stronger entry in the realm of luxury sport utility vehicles
“We need global talent. We will have employees from all over the world that look different from each other. We have to take the time to understand them, their habits, cultural differences and way of thinking. This is how we become truly an international company.” 
— Daniel Zhang, CEO, Alibaba, in his first speech since taking charge
“Apple is poised to enter and, in our view, dominate two new categories (the television next year and the automobile by 2020) with a combined addressable market of $2.2 trillion, a view investors don’t appear to factor into their valuation at all.” 
—Carl Icahn, a billionaire investor, suggesting that Apple should execute a much larger share buyback as its stock was “still dramatically undervalued”
“You are the factory of the world. We are the back office of the world. Together we can bring about progress and prosperity for our people.” 
—Narendra Modi, Indian Prime Minister, addressing the India-China Business Forum
“There’s no doubt that an agreement must be reached. But those who think that the Greek side’s resistance can be tested or that its red lines will fade as time passes, would do well to forget it.”
—Alexis Tsipras, Greek Prime Minister, stressing that he won’t strike a deal at any cost
“We don’t have the right to fail. We must commit ourselves very resolutely because there isn’t an alternative solution, for the simple reason that there isn’t an alternative planet.” 
—Laurent Fabius, France’s foreign minister, at a conference 
(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 15-06-2015)