18 Inspirational Quotes By JRD Tata That Will Force You To Move Out Of Your Comfort Zone.

Sudha Murthy is chairperson of Infosys Foundation, social worker, author and the wife of Infosys co-founder N. R. Narayana Murthy. A computer engineer and scientist herself Sudha began her professional career working for Tata Motors (then known as Telco). She was pursuing post-graduation from IISc, Bangalore when Telco came for a recruitment drive. However the notice read, 'Lady Candidates need not apply.'
Fuming Sudha decided to write a letter to the head of the company, complaining of the injustice being meted out to female candidates. Unaware of the name of the CEO, she addressed the letter to JRD Tata.

Within a short span of posting the letter, she received a reply from none other than JRD himself. Sudha was to appear for an interview for Telco at the Pune facility. She aced the interview and became the first woman to work on the company shop floor.

Few years down the lane Sudha met JRD in person, when she was posted to Bombay. She was married to Narayana Murthy by then. One day Sudha was waiting for her husband to pick her after work and it was getting dark. JRD saw her and enquired the reason why she was still in office after her scheduled work time. When she explained, he offered to wait with her. Such was the humility of the business mogul that he did not think twice before waiting for an ordinary employee at his empire. When Murthy arrived, Sudha started to leave and JRD stopped her and said, ‘Young lady, tell your husband never to make his wife wait again.'

Never start with diffidence, Always start with confidence

- JRD Tata

Quality is first engineered only then it is inspected

- JRD Tata

Uncommon thinkers reuse what common thinkers refuse

- JRD Tata

I do not want India to be an economic superpower. I want India to be a happy country

- JRD Tata

Good human relations not only bring great personal rewards but are essential to the success of any enterprise

- JRD Tata

Live Life a little dangerously

- JRD Tata

Common people have an appetite for food uncommon people have an appetite for service

- JRD Tata

When you work, work as if everything depends on you. When you pray, pray as if everything depends on God

- JRD Tata

Nothing worthwhile is ever achieved without deep thought and hard work

- JRD Tata

Money is like manure. It stinks when you pile it it grows when you spread it

- JRD Tata

Most of our troubles are due to poor implementation, wrong priorities and unattainable targets

- JRD Tata

I never had any interest in making money. None of my decisions were influenced by whether it would bring me money or wealth

- JRD Tata

Cleanliness is the Hallmark of perfect standards and the best quality inspector is the conscience

- JRD Tata

Making steel may be compared to making a chappati. To make a good chappati, even a golden pin will not work unless the dough is good

- JRD Tata

Growing organisations in any field must constantly evolve, accept or even seek new ideas, new visions, and new enthusiasms.

- JRD Tata

Most of our troubles are due to poor implementation....wrong priorities and unattainable targets

- JRD Tata

Always aim at perfection for only then will you achieve excellence

- JRD Tata

To be a leader, you have got to lead human beings with affection

- JRD Tata

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