“In life and in a boxing ring, the defeat is not declared when you fall down. It is declared only when you refuse to get up” ― Manoj Arora, Dream On * You made a mistake, you failed, you stumbled. So what do you do now? You get up that’s what. You get up and you press […]
“There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.” ― Franklin D. Roosevelt * To get where we are trying to go, we need to move forward. Now, it may be in leaps and bounds or it may be in small baby steps. Of course the most important thing is that […]
You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say ‘Why not? George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah Why not? This is a question we need to ask ourselves when faced with a choice/decision that affects our life in a positive way. We are not thinking in terms of […]
“It’s not a question of if but when.” Over the years, Leah and I have lived in four different towns on or near the Texas coast. In each, we dealt with some degree of a hurricane or tropical storm, though it was never “the big one” everyone talked about with the above line of coastal […]
Some things scratch the surface while others strike at your soul. – Gianna Perada Carini Life is a constant until we are gone. Regardless of what is happening in and around us, life is in constant motion. With this life we attempt to live, enjoy, survive, find and share meaning on an almost daily basis. […]
AZIM PREMJI, The Son of Mohamed Hashem Premji who was a prominent businessman who founded the Western Indian Vegetable Products Ltd., a company dealing in vegetable products and refined oils.
He took control of his father’s business in 1966 when he was just 21 years old. At that time the company primarily dealt in hydrogenated oil manufacturing. Soon after assuming control, Premji began to look for diversification opportunities and strove to expand the business beyond refined oils. Soon the company diversified to include bakery fats, toiletries, light bulbs, hair care products, and hydraulic cylinders in its portfolio. Since the company no longer dealt with just vegetable products, Premji renamed it “Wipro” in 1977.
the Indian government expelled the computer firm IBM from the country In 1979. Premji saw this as a great opportunity for tapping into the emerging computer hardware and software market and began moving Wipro into the computer business.the company collaborated with several other businesses in the computer field, including an American company Sentinel Computer Corporation, to form partnerships and positioned Wipro as a successful manufacturer of computer hardware. Eventually the company entered the software market too.
The growing wealth of the company also ensured that Premji became one of the richest businessmen in the world. The ‘Business Week’ hailed him for being one of the Greatest Entrepreneurs for making Wipro one of the fastest growing companies in the world.
Besides being world’s one of the richest business tycoon,Azim Premji has a deep faith in giving back to the society. He founded the Azim Premji Foundation, a non-profit organization, in 2001. Through this foundation he aims to contribute towards achieving quality education for all in rural India in order to build a more equitable and sustainable society. The foundation functions in several states including Karnataka, Rajasthan, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh and Bihar.
In 2011,He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award by the Government of India.
“If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”
I’m standing here talking to you.” I’ve known exactly how he felt every day of my life My heart is so full
“To share your weakness is to make yourself vulnerable; to make yourself vulnerable is to show your strength.” ― Criss Jami Who am I? There are times I ask myself that question. My answer, sometimes I am nobody but at all times I am somebody. I can be visible and then invisible, just a face in […]
These simple words cannot express The happiness you give to me As best friends we have come to be
Yesterday in the sunshine On my day of birth I saw Some flowers in the garden Which deserve (at least) encore