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Ratan Tata's words of inspiration

August 26, 2008

Ratan Naval Tata has been called many things. Quiet. Reticent. Humble. A businessman par excellence. Tenacious. And a tiger, when pushed to the wall.

As we all witnessed when it looked like the controversy about Singur, where the Tata Nano was to be manufactured, looked like escalating instead of dying down.

The 70-year-old roared, "If people say that that we will protect our investments irrespective of anything then they are wrong. I will not bring in my employees to Singur if there is threat of them being beaten up. Tata will do whatever necessary to protect its employees."

It was a statement, not a threat -- a statement that Ratan Tata will not hesitate to execute.

Here are some more inspirational words of wisdom from a titan of India's business world. Check them out. . .

Compiled by Rediff Business Desk

Image: Tata Group chairman Ratan Tata. | Photograph: Dibyangshu Sarkar/AFP/Getty Images

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