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Verbatim: Quotable Quotes

“If you really have a mission of connecting every person in the world you can’t do that without connecting people in India” — Mark Zuckerberg

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“If you really have a mission of connecting every person in the world you can’t do that without connecting people in India”
— Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, Facebook, on a recent visit to India

“It’s an incredible pleasure for me to be before you here today to present to Canada
a cabinet that looks like Canada”
— Justin Trudeau, the newly elected Canadian PM, referring to his 30-member cabinet which includes immigrants, aboriginals, religious minorities, a quadriplegic, and 15 women

“A lot has become secondary to going ‘higher, faster, further’, especially return on sales”
— Matthias Mueller, CEO, Volkswagen, outlining the company’s new strategy that will focus more on growing profitably than on volume growth

“We can’t be indifferent to the larger challenges facing our country, and there are few issues more pressing than the widening wealth gap”
— Michael Corbat, CEO, Citigroup Inc., on income inequality being among the most important challenges facing the US and that the bank is doing its part to help young people find jobs

“We’re in it to build a business. That may be kind of old-fashioned, but that’s the way we look at it”
— Mike McCue, CEO, Flipboard, rubbishing reports of languishing profits and a possible sellout

“Spying on users, getting what they are interested in and serving them advertisement is what their business model is. There is nothing inherently wrong with it. Users know what’s going on, I think”
— Vincent Steckler, CEO, Avast, on cybersecurity issues

“I felt my job is done, the airline is stable and profitable again and back in the hands of its co-founder (Ajay Singh). The father of the airline is back. We do not need two fathers”
— Sanjiv Kapoor, former COO, SpiceJet, on his decision to quit the airline

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 30-11-2015)