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.

Author: Yozshushicage Shakasida
Country: Suriname
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Spiritual
Published (Last): 16 November 2017
Pages: 213
PDF File Size: 11.69 Mb
ePub File Size: 12.79 Mb
ISBN: 693-9-68222-541-4
Downloads: 66816
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Malakasa

When differences become small, it is the small things that make the difference. Please click NEXT to continue reading But when we remember that this was a small village of marginal farmers, in one of the most backward areas of the country, where most of the children were first generation school goers in their families, it was very gratifying to see.

They had diversified into manufacturing soap and needed to build a team. That was the first time we tried and we came back empty handed. This will alert our moderators to take action Name Reason for reporting: You may ask why?

And, I think, the only way to have sustained success is to keep competing with yourself. I don’t think this will happen just by each one of us doing their job well. And the changes are across the board. It is very much part of our world and one which we often find it easier not to see. I wish you all the best in your career and in your lives as you step out into a new world. And I do believe, that if each of us does whatever we can, within our capability, capacity and our constraints, to reach out to even one of our fellow underprivileged citizens, it can make an enormous difference to our country.


I think that privilege gives us not only a responsibility, but the way I see it an opportunity, to help those around us who face inequity, injustice and deprivation. I was then about as old as some of you are today.

There is already much environmental damage. We had just begun to diversify into manufacturing soap. The entire village had been involved in organising the fair.

Azim Premji’s speech at IIM Calcutta Convocation | Boshu\’s Weblog

In fact, dreams and perseverance make a winning combination. But there are also many qualitative aspects that get ignored in the process. We must learn to look at change as an exciting adventure rather than a disruption. Then they added another 25 cities. The only way to keep learning is by contributing.

Wipro was not started by me. This ensures that no bird gets too tired and yet the formation keeps moving at a certain pace. The student improved on his work continuously and he thought he would one day hear a word of appreciation from his teacher. The school teachers were running around busily. Ultimately, transformation is about reaching and utilizing not only your potential but those of others who work with you.

Indian Institute of Management — Calcutta is one the earliest management colleges of higher learning to be set up in the country. Success comes from the ordinary Last updated on: Would you ask him about the best way to bring back the eagles to your village?

What makes them what they are, is hard-work, perseverance and basic honesty.

How do you get luck? The point is about the critical importance of things that we consider ordinary. You are commenting using your Twitter account. In a motivational speech, he said that while innovations are important, ordinary things like honesty and hard work are most essential.


One is throw grains for them. 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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Yes, I was very naughty when I pemji a kid.

From the baal mela, we went to visit another government school where we shared the mid-day-meal with the children. We are always thinking of what could spewch the next prfmji idea, what innovation could be done, how we will stand out and be different and so on.

Get instant notifications from Economic Times Allow Not now You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings. When everything seems to go wrong, you can either give up or you can let misfortune transform you into something stronger.

Azim Premji @ ISB: Success comes from the ordinary

In one of the villages which we visited, the government school had organised a ‘baal mela’, a children’s fair. Success comes from the ordinary. The smart cities project today is more talk than action. Prejmi is not adding on years.

But I did not relent and I also did not change what I was saying about the company. Business school graduates who joined us were given a clear understanding of the company they were joining.