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Thoughts on corporations

Published: May 30, 2015 06:03:08 AM IST
Updated: May 29, 2015 12:11:22 PM IST
Thoughts on corporations
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Corporations are social organisations, the theater in which men and women realise or fail to realise purposeful and productive lives.
Lester Bangs

The great corporations of this country were not founded by ordinary people. They were founded by people with extraordinary intelligence, ambition, and aggressiveness.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan

One of the reasons you study at great institutions or aspire to work in great corporations is that you hope to acquire the values they stand for.
Harsha Bhogle

If power lies more and more in the hands of corporations rather than governments, the most effective way to be political is not to cast one’s vote at the ballot box, but to do so at the supermarket or at a shareholders’ meeting. When provoked, corporations respond.
Noreena Hertz

There are bad people and there are bad corporations. Just as there are good people and good corporations. That might seem too black and white, but what can I tell ya?
James Murdoch

More than half the world’s largest 100 economies are corporations. They have no loyalties to place or citizens.
Zac Goldsmith

Corporations are not in business to be social-welfare organisations; they are there to make money.
Benjamin Carson

Large corporations welcome innovation and individualism in the same way the dinosaurs welcomed large meteors.
Scott Adams

With consumers having ever more choice, corporations must invest more and more in courting public opinion.
Franklin D Roosevelt

The exercise of true leadership is inversely proportional to the exercise of power.
Stephen Covey

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(This story appears in the 12 June, 2015 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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