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Verbatim: Quotable Quotes

I don’t think the number of human drivers will go down anytime soon. In fact, I think in an autonomous world, it goes up — Travis Kalanick

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“I don’t want to be a traditional CEO. I think of a traditional CEO as being divorced from customers. … I also think that the traditional CEO believes his or her job is the profit and loss, the revenue statement, the income and expense, the balance sheet”
— Tim Cook, CEO, Apple, in an interview

“I don’t think the number of human drivers will go down anytime soon. In fact, I think in an autonomous world, it goes up”
— Travis Kalanick. CEO, Uber, in an interview, as dozens of autonomous Uber vehicles get ready to throng the streets of Pittsburg

“This rate (18 per cent) seems to be the right rate from immediate consumption perspective and also from the longer term tax-buoyancy perspective”
— Naushad Forbes, president, Confederation of Indian Industry, in favour of an 18 per cent cap on GST rate

“We are unit economics-positive. We are excited by the growth trajectory because growth is coming in a sustainable manner. We want to be at the forefront of fashion revolution. We are looking to turn profitable early next financial year”
— Ananth Narayanan, CEO, Myntra, announcing that the company is on track to cross $1 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) by March next year

“The development journey of India is special. Our sustained efforts are characterised by
speed and scale, which can usher an era of historic growth. The India story is also about resilience. When the world economy is weakening and slowing down, India is a ray of hope”
— Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, in a LinkedIn post

“It (the merger) will basically create a more efficient capital structure, it will get re-rating and ultimately the re-rating will benefit shareholders of both the companies”
— Tom Albanese, CEO, Vedanta, on the merger of cash rich oil explorer Cairn India with its debt-laden parent Vedanta