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You win some and lose some. But do not let it go to the head. Wipro chairman and one of India's richest tech billionaires Azim Premji reveals the simple secrets to success and happiness in life. The book Achievement: The Greatest Business Minds on Success pictured left has inspiring stories and lessons from some of India's best entrepreneurs.
He guided Wipro through four decades of diversification and growth to become a global leader in the software industry. In the following speech delivered on 12 August, , Premji shares the importance of following your inner voice, earning through your own labour, being open to failure, sticking with your core values and giving back to the society which has nurtured our endeavours.
The funny thing about life is that you realise the value of something only when it begins to leave you. As my hair turned from black to salt and pepper and finally salt without the pepper, I have begun to realise the enthusiasm and excitement of youth. At the same time, I have begun to truly appreciate some of the lessons I have learnt along the way.
As you embark on your careers, I would like to share them with you. I am hoping that you will find them as useful as I have. The world you are entering is in many ways very different now from what it was when I began my career. It was the late sixties and India still depended on other countries for something as basic as food. Recently, someone told me, that when visitors came to India then, they came to see what they could do for India.
As a hopeful Indian, I look at our country as one which is rich in ethnic and cultural diversity and one that has an effective, secular democracy which will help us build an enduring society.
This was the first thought that came to me when over four decades ago, I stepped into the Wipro factory at Amalner. I was twenty-one and had spent the last few years in Stanford University Engineering School at California. Many people advised me to take up a nice, cushy job rather than face the challenges of running a hydrogenated oil business. A recent survey of executives in Europe showed that the single most important quality needed for leadership success was the willingness to learn from any situation.
It comes with a feeling that one knows all that needs to be known and has done all that needs to be done. Partly as a corollary to what I have just said, we must remember that no matter how well we do something there has to be a better way. I have found that exercise not only improves the quality of time but also reduces the time you need for sleep.
Mahatma Gandhiji often said that you must open the windows of your mind, but you must not be swept off your feet by the breeze. But values lie, not in the words used to describe them, as much as in the simple acts. And that is the hard part. We have a paradoxical situation, where on the one hand we have jobs chasing scarce talent and on the other, rampant unemployment and poverty. The only way to bridge these two ends of the pole is by providing quality education that is accessible by all.
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