Folks, I came across an inspirational speech given by Mr. Azim Premji @ one of the convocation ceremony @ IIM Ahemdabad. Here is a link. Speech by Mr. Azim Premji @ IIM Convocation Ceremony. Filed under: Yogesh Hublikar @ pm. Speech by Mr. Azim Premji @ IIM. Distinguished Director and faculty of IIM- Kolkata, Guests, and my young friendsI am very Azim Premji’s speech at IIM Calcutta Convocation.

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Azim Premji’s speech at IIM Calcutta Convocation

My congratulations to all of you who are graduating today. Getty You left your college in between. NewsApp Free Read news as it happens Available on. When a formation of birds flies over long spsech, each bird takes its turn in leading.

I remember the story of a boy who dreamt of becoming an spdech but was frustrated because whenever he showed his painting, the teacher would look at it with a frown and find some fault with it.

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The core of heroism lies in the ability to walk that extra mile. Find this comment offensive?

We are always thinking of what could be the next big idea, what innovation could be done, how we will stand out and be prfmji and so on. Some countries are very developed, but have a very poor quality education system.

The most exhilarating part of being young is the ability to dream. Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. I cannot think of sppeech single transformation or achievement, individual or social that did not begin with a dream.


The typical example of the American election is the result of a revolt by the middle class, which thought it was getting a raw deal.

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Never miss a great news story! Today as I stand prmji I recall a personal incident from way back pertaining to another excellent business school like this one. Secondly, social values should also be used in the concept of development. In a motivational speech, he said that while innovations are important, ordinary things like honesty and hard work are most essential.

Choose your reason below and click on the Report button. It requires a lot of effort and it requires a lot of keeping your eyes open all the time. In the past two decades, very few high quality academic institutions have been built in India, and ISB has definitely proved itself to be amongst the leaders.

Getting successful is difficult, but remaining successful is even more so. Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter. In your two years here, you must have experienced the enormous change in your own understanding of business and management. It’s a great pleasure to be here with you. I presented Wipro with absolute candor, which I have continued to do,” he said to the crowds. We need to work at honing our talent and smoothening the rough edges.


Rather than trying to be everything to everyone, we must focus on areas where our talents truly lie. Second, you must grow trees all along the paths of the eagles. But I spent a lot of time outside the class, kneeling. And in those days, you got rapped on the knuckles, you got hit on your head and you had to be kneeling outside the class for a really long time. Ultimately, transformation is about reaching and utilizing not only your potential but those of others who work with you.

I agree with you per cent because the moment you have success, your expectations from the profession goes up. No innovation or big idea can compensate for lack of hard work and perseverance, but I have experienced that often hard work and perseverance can compensate for most other things. I wish you all the best in your career and in your lives as you step out into a new world.

Recounting his own ikm, he narrated an anecdote from the mid seventies when Wipro was a “small company” making vegetable oils. But if we can develop an index system by which we at least prenji with whom or where the knowledge is available, we have achieved quite a bit!

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