Top motivational & inspirational quotes of Azim Premji

We present you motivational & inspirational quotes of Azim Premji.

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Azim Hashim Premji is the founder of the IT giant Wipro. His father Muhammad Hashim Premji was a renowned personality, he used to run a company that manufactures sunflower oil & soap. In 1996, the 21-year-old Azim returned to India from Stanford University, to take command of his father’s company. Azim expanded the business tremendously & started making things from toys to health care. In 1980, Azim Premji saw a fortune in the IT industry & started manufacturing minicomputers in partnership with an American Company. Now the company Wipro is one of the leading IT company in the world. Azim Premji is known as the Czar of the Indian IT Industry.

Achievements of Azim Premji :

  • Azim Premji inherited Western Indian Vegetable Products Ltd, his father’s company which manufactures oil & soap & turned it into an IT giant.
  • In 2005, Azim Premji was awarded Padma Bhushan for his contribution to trade & commerce.
  • In 2011, Azim Premji was awarded Padma Vibhushan, the 2nd highest civilian award.

Motivational & Inspirational Quotes by Azim Premji :

1. “If people are not laughing at your goals, your goals are too small.”


2. “Success is achieved twice. Once in the mind and the second time in the real world.”


3. “Leadership is the self-confidence of working with people smarter than you.”


4. “When the rate of change outside is more than what is inside, be sure that the end is near.”


5. “I was 21 and had spent the last few years in Stanford University Engineering School at California. Many people advised me to take up a nice, cushy job rather than face the challenges of running a hydrogenated oil business. Looking back, I am glad I decided to take charge instead. Essentially leadership begins from within. It is a small voice that tells you where to go when you feel lost. If you believe in that voice, you believe in yourself.”


6. “People are the key to success or extraordinary success.”


7. “As you get bigger, you have to learn to delegate.”


8. “You cannot get into business for the fashion of it.”

Azim Premji is not only a tycoon but also a philanthropist. His journey to success may look easy but it’s not when you wear his shoes. The key to his success was his ability to foresee the future & to have confidence in what you are doing.



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