Leaders are not made, they are forged, in the heat and fire of trials. They share with us their hard-earned insights
"Miracles can happen when you break timelines"
India’s top banker on the importance of speed and technology
"My style has been to gain confidence by delivering good quality"
Sheer determination and an iron will powered the growth of an infrastructure giant from North India
"Staying the course is really the key to success"
Dream merchants can succeed only if their creativity is backed by a sound business proposition says Ronnie Screwvala
"Nothing works against you but your own incompetence"
Ramesh Chauhan, chairman of Bisleri International on what it takes to create a new market and stay the course
"In every organisation, you need Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh"
The billionaire banker on the need for creative destruction
"It is not just about returns...what matters is credibility"
Investment banker Ashok Wadhwa emphasises that distance is essential to maintain objectivity
"There has to be win and a little win at least, not win-lose"
India’s M & A queen Zia Mody on how she and her team catapulted their firm to the very top
"Every problem or challenge can turn out to be an opportunity"
My life has had more than its share of lucky accidents, says Ashok Soota, recounting his career and learnings
"I always believe in recruiting people who are smarter than me"
The Infosys founder on how the company learnt from multinationals and beat them at their own game
"Think big and make allowances for mistakes"
The Adani group founder on taking the path less travelled in creating an infrastructure conglomerate
"Keep questioning the business model all the time"
Biocon founder Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw traces her journey from brewmaster to biotech pioneer
"Self-reliance has always been my driving philosophy"
The Cipla chairman on how he and his team grew a Rs.50 lakh company to one that now does sales of over Rs.10,000 crore
"If you believe in something, have the courage to take it to completion"
The Piramal group head on how his values have helped him make bold business decisions
"Only Trust And Confidence Will Help Achieve Your Goal"
GVK Group’s founder on his journey from joining the family business to setting up one of India’s leading infrastructure companies
"Your vision has to become everyone's vision"
The head of the world’s largest forgings company recounts his journey to the top
"A good seed is produced and does not happen by magic"
BR Barwale, on how he set up and grew the country’s premier hybrid seed-producing company, Mahyco
"The greatest charity in healthcare is making it affordable"
Narayana Health’s founder Devi Shetty on why Narayana Hrudayalaya adopted path-breaking practices from the very start
"Focus on relationships, not on transactions"
Shriram Group founder R Thyagarajan is driven by his philosophy of adding value to the community
"You should oversee, but not interfere"
HDFC’s chairman Deepak Parekh on the testing times faced and lessons learnt while building the country’s first mortgage-financing company
"Everything in a hospital needs to scale up, not just the building"
Dr. Prathap Reddy, the founder of Apollo Hospitals recounts how he achieved what he set out to