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Quotable Quotes

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Under the given circumstances, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh did a fine job”
Sunil Bharti Mittal,chairman, Bharti Enterprises, in a newspaper article

“M&A is like dating. If the right one comes to you and if you don’t take it, he or she will go to somebody else”
Wong Wai Ming, EVP and CEO, Lenovo, on M&A deals, in an interview. Lenovo has just acquired Google’s Motorola Mobility handset business

“You have a collision between a right to be forgotten and a right to know”
Erich Schmidt, executive chairman, Google, on the European Court of Justice ruling that there is a “right to be forgotten”, at a shareholder meet

“The company has been bleeding and there will come a point when that bleeding means death”
Ben Magar, chief executive, South African platinum miner Lonmin, in an interview. The firm has, reportedly, lost a third of its annual production due to a strike over wages

“Am I doing a bad job of picking leaders for The New York Times? I don’t think so”
Arthur Sulzberger Jr, publisher, The New York Times, to a magazine. He recently fired the newspaper’s executive editor Jill Abramson

“We wouldn’t have started if we didn’t think we could finish”
Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric, on bidding for French energy major Alstom, at an industry conference

(This story was published in BW | Businessworld Issue Dated 16-06-2014)