Ratan Tata and his mantras for success

India was overjoyed when there was a news of the cheapest car of the world. A blend of Indian and Italian technology was ready to mesmerize the world. It was all possible because a man stood by his promise made to Indians. He made Tata Sons one of the biggest global brands. He is none other than the golden business man of India, Ratan Tata.

Ratan Naval Tata (born on 28 December 1937) is an Indian businessman and chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons. He was the chairman of Tata Group, a Mumbai-based conglomerate from 1991–2012. He voluntarily handed over the baton to his younger colleague after attaining the age of 75 years. He is one of the most followed leaders of India.

Couple of his famous inspiring quotes among many others are mentioned below:

“Barriers to innovation are usually in the mind, None can destroy iron, but its own rust can! Likewise none can destroy a person but his/her own mind set can!”


“Apart from values and ethics which I have tried to live by, the legacy I would like to leave behind is a very simple one – that I have always stood up for what I consider to be the right thing, and I have tried to be as fair and equitable as I could be.”


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Ratan Tata’s source of success lies within

Ratan Tata’s name has been synonymous with leadership for many years and will continue to be so for years to come. He started as a normal employee and made his way upwards.

Humility is a trait he always possessed and he has been looked at by his peers and others with immense respect. Several management gurus yearned to work with him and incorporate his work ethics, style and demeanour.

The purpose statement of the Tata Group says: “At the Tata Group we are committed to improving the quality of life of the communities we serve”. This is a big statement and more than TATA’s brand it reflects the personal brand of Ratan Tata.

Ratan Tata was a known workaholic and even after retiring, he continues to impress young and energetic industry prodigies with his management and operational excellence.

Visionary leaders are those who build new prospects, and also, pave way for innovations. He encouraged creativity within Tata Group and under his leadership TATA became one of the most coveted brands of the world. Below is a video of Ratan Tata being awarded as one of the “Greatest Global living Indians” (Credits: NDTV)

Ratan Tata and his connection with innovation

Even though Ratan Tata is a seasoned businessman, he is also a fervent collector of art and is passionate about innovations, cars and technology. He sporadically flies his plane as well and amaze people by the energy and aura he carries with him.

Ratan Tata has unwavering faith in himself. One of his other famous quote says.

“I don’t believe in making right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right,”

One of my previous posts has compiled many other quotes by creative people on innovation and creativity at work place.

Ratan Tata has been a common name in powerful people by Forbes due to his capabilities to innovate at will. It was under his visionary leadership that Tata group acquired Corus steel and Jaguar Land Rover. Joint venture with Starbucks was another highlight of Ratan Tata as he made way for his successor Cyrus Mistry.

An interesting article divides his entrepreneurial Journey in Four stages.

Ratan Tata is one of the few courageous people who went out of the way to explore the creative intellectual wealth they possessed and utilized the same constructively for themselves as well as for the betterment of society.


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