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Quotable Quotes

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“The way I look at it, it’s an investment in our people, in our company and in society. It is a win-win”
Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO, Starbucks, while announcing free tuition to all employees who work 20 hours a week or more

“Markets expect more decisiveness in government policy formation as well as greater efficiency in implementation”
Raghuram Rajan, governor, Reserve Bank of India, in preface to RBI’s bi-yearly Financial Stability Report

“India has the potential to become the largest economy in the world”
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer, Facebook, at a conference

“I think the dinner is unfortunate how much attention it’s gotten. I was late. I apologised to IPG at the time and in no way meant for it to be a slight to them”
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, in an interview after facing criticism for arriving late to a dinner set up by Interpublic Group at the Cannes Lions festival

“Our Mars mission is cheaper than the Hollywood movie ‘Gravity’”
Narendra Modi, PM, India, comparing the cost of sending an Indian rocket to space with the 2013 sci-fi thriller during the launch of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C-23 from Sriharikota

“The lesson of the Juncker debacle is that David Cameron and the Conservative Party now pose a real and present danger to our economy”
Ed Miliband, leader of the Labour Party, on how Cameron’s failure to stop the appointment of Jean-Claude Juncker to the European Union’s top job has taken the UK closer to exit, putting three million jobs and tens of thousands of businesses at risk

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 28-07-2014)