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“Failure comes part and parcel with invention. It’s not optional”
Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon, on the prospects of Prime Air, the company’s package delivery system via drones that is under development, in a letter to shareholders

“(Google’s business model) in less reputable circles would be called a protection racket”
Matthias Dopfner, CEO, Axel Springer, a major German publishing house, in an open letter
to Eric Schmidt, executive chairman, Google. He has accused Google of rigging search rankings

“The management is guilty of sparing the rod and spoiling the child”
Rajiv Bajaj, MD, Bajaj Auto, in response to the Bajaj workers’ union’s demand for stock options

“Google and Apple are like ATMs, they just keep generating cash”
John Sculley, former CEO, Apple, to a newspaper

“I make my own mandate”
Marten Pieters, MD & CEO, Vodafone India, to a magazine, when asked if he had been given an India-specific mandate

“If you are going to be ready to launch your business quite soon, living with your parents would provide some advantages”
Richard Branson, founder, Virgin Group, in a newspaper article

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 19-05-2014)

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