Azim Premji Archive

Business with a conscience

Mr Jerry Rao, Chairman of NASSCOM Foundation introduced Mr Azim Premji. “Azim, needs no introduction really”, he said. An individual when confronted with challenges, has choices that he can make – oft it leads him to make compromises with his soul, resulting in a final outcome that he thinks is appropriate. Here was a man amongst us today, who was thrust into the family business quite early in life, yet never wavered from his basic principles of doing business with a clean conscience. Mr Rao also quoted Milton Friedman who once famously said that the only business of business is business. Mr Premji, Sir, we are proud to have you with us, thus saying, he invited Azim Premji to address the closing session of Day 2 at NILF 2010. more

‘Business with a Conscience’

Azim Premji, in an interesting session along with Jerry Rao today at the NILF,  shared some very simple messages and yet were able to create a spark in the minds of, probably, most of the many leaders present in the room. Following is a bit from what indeed was ‘more than a mere PR exercise’ and something we believe can be executed by all. We have shared some opinions below and hope to further the thought at the CSR track tomorrow. more