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If you keep belching at the dinner table, you’ll be eating in the kitchen”
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway, on his decision to not vote on an equity compensation plan for executives of Coca-Cola, even though he thought the plan was excessive

“If I lose, my kettle is ready. I will go back and sell tea”
Narendra Modi, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, in response to a question often raised by Congressmen on his future if he happens to lose the general elections

“This monitoring behaviour of the United States is within expectations”
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO, Huawei, on learning that the US National Security Agency was spying on his company

“We want to invest in the partners that are really doing the right thing with the workforce”
Mark Parker, CEO, Nike, on shifting the company’s production within China after a major strike at a supplier’s factory

“No company or individual is too big to jail”
Eric H. Holder Jr, attorney general, US, on the Justice Department preparing criminal charges against two of Europe’s largest banks
— Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas

“I have done more heavy lifting in the last 12 months than RBI”
P. Chidambaram, finance minister, taking credit for restoring calm in India’s financial markets last year

“The Fed may get more raucous about what to do next as tapering draws to a close”
Alan Blinder, an economics professor at Princeton University and a former vice-chairman of the central bank, at a conference in Boston

“I am pretty concerned about a Modi-run government. The indications that it will be a fairly bullying government are already there”
Salman Rushdie, author, at a conference

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 02-06-2014)


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