Mukesh Ambani is one of the richest persons in the world. An Indian business giant, Mukesh did a degree in mechanical engineering, and started working with his father, Dhirubhai Ambani. He is currently the chairman and director of ‘Reliance Industries Limited.’ Mukesh is the only Indian businessman to be featured on ‘Forbes’ list of most powerful people. Mukesh was also ranked as the ‘5th-best performing global CEO’ by ‘Harvard Business Review’ (2010). Mukesh Ambani often shares his experiences, values and knowledge. As a philanthropist, he aims to see the world turn into a better place. We have curated a few of his quotes on family, money, technology, success, and opportunity.
Why will I not give free service to my customers to get them used to mobile Internet, and to get every small town and village to use it? Everybody does promotions. In the internet world, free is normal.
Nobody had anticipated that chemicals was the direction in which Reliance was headed. I did chemical engineering because it was supposed to be the future.
The organizational architecture is really that a centipede walks on hundred legs and one or two don't count. So if I lose one or two legs, the process will go on, the organization will go on, the growth will go on.
I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.
All of us, in a sense, struggle continuously all the time, because we never get what we want. The important thing which I've really learned is how do you not give up, because you never succeed in the first attempt.
Our established businesses of hydrocarbons, energy, and petrochemicals pretty much run on their own, with their own proven leaders. This has helped me focus almost exclusively on two things: Firstly, new businesses. And secondly, institutionalising what I call the Reliance Management System.
For my father, life was uni-dimensional. Reliance was his life. Yet, some of my most vivid memories are about spending time with him. However busy he may have been, whatever the pressure, Sunday was for his wife and kids. I try to do the same with my family.
As long as you've got your courage of conviction, it works for you. I think that the same applies, too, even where you don't, because in today's world, financial resources are the least important. World has moved to the power of ideas.