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Quotable Quotes

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Michael Johnson is a predator. This is a criminal enterprise. I hope you’re listening, Michael”
William A. Ackman,  founder of  Pershing Square Capital Management, during his presentation on Herbalife that offered a marathon critique of the nutritional supplements company

“Does it help the middle class? Does it help the neo middle class? It does. Does it help the poor? It does”
Arun Jaitley, finance minister, asserting that being pro business does not mean anti poor

“I would describe Modi government as job friendly; nothing could be more appropriate to define the new government”
Tom Albanese, CEO, Vedanta Resources, at an interview

“I am an Indian and will always remain an Indian”
Sania Mirza, tennis player, in her statement, strongly condemning BJP leaders branding her an outsider and inappropriate to be the state ambassador of Telangana

“The heart will still be beating, the employees will still be cowering, I’ll be working hard”
Jim McNerney, CEO, Boeing, when asked if he intends to stay on at Boeing after he turns 65 in August. The statement, however, did not go down well with international machinists’ union

“I was power minister, but I felt powerless. Decisions were taken by officers under me and on occasions, this was done without my knowledge. This hurt my self respect”
Ajay Yadav, power minister, Haryana, after resigning from his post

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 25-08-2014)