I recently saw some inspirational quotes from Australian-Indian business leader Vivek Chaand Sehgal, Chairman of Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG).
“In Sanskrit we say that what doesn’t grow is dead.”
“A river, without other rivers flowing into it, will never reach the sea.”
“In Hinduism we believe in four stages of life … the third is where you hand over what you have done, before going to the mountains, so I’m probably just about there.”
“There’s a saying in Sanskrit – ‘the world is a family’.”
“Only the most brainless businessman arbitrages labour or walks away when he doesn’t have to. He ignores the genius of a whole people, and our university partners have shown us that out-of-the-box thinking is still everywhere in Australia.”
Author: Stephen Manallack
Former President, Australia India Business Council, Victoria and Author, You Can Communicate; Riding the Elephant; Soft Skills for a Flat World (published by Tata McGraw-Hill INDIA); Communicating Your Personal Brand.
Director, EastWest Academy Pty Ltd and Trainer/Speaker/Mentor in Leadership, Communication and Cross Cultural Communication.
Passionate campaigner for closer western relations with India.
Stephen Manallack is a specialist on “Doing Business with India” and advisor/trainer on “Cross-Cultural Understanding”. He is a Director of EastWest Academy Pty Ltd which provides strategic advice and counsel regarding business relations with India.
A regular speaker in India on leadership and global communication, his most recent speaking tour included a speech to students of the elite Indian university, Amity University, in Noida. He also spoke at a major Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) global summit, the PR Consultants Association of India in Delhi, the Symbiosis University in Pune and Cross-Cultural Training for Sundaram Business Services in Chennai. He has visited India on business missions on 10 occasions and led three major trade missions there. He provides cross-cultural training – Asia and the west.
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