Speeches

A 15-year plan of economic development for India
July 2015

JRD Tata had definite ideas about the path independent India ought to take for the fruits of progress and modernity to reach its unwashed masses, and he was never reticent about airing them. In this address to the Bombay Rotary Club, made in February 1944, JRD uses insight, analysis and a dry wit to drive home the points he wants to make

Continuous and intuitive innovation: The Tata experience
August 2009

R Gopalakrishnan, executive director with Tata Sons, addressed students at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and spoke of innovation and its significance in the Indian context

The McDonaldisation trap: how managers can benefit from intuition
August 2009

R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, reflects on this integral aspect of management and its role in the changing global scenario

Gandhi, Governance and the Corporation
August 2009

R Gopalakrishnan, executive director of Tata Sons, addressed students of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti to shed light on corporate citizenship and its impact on society

Creating an Indian multinational
September 2008

Speech delivered by Alan Rosling, executive director, Tata Sons, at the India Investment Forum, New York on 22 September 2008

Innovation and entrepreneurship
March 2006
Syamal Gupta, director, Tata Sons, explores the significance of innovation and the role entrepreneurship plays in enabling innovations
Soft strokes, hard battles
May 2005
In coversation with Christabelle Noronha, AS Ganguly, the former chairman of Hindustan Lever, flies the flag for leaders who listen, who influence and inspire while keeping partiality and hubris at bay
Getting started on business ethics
March 2005
Best practices in corporate governance can only emerge when informed by an established set of business principles and a defined approach towards organisational behaviour, says management consultant Anil Chopra
Mantras for emerging markets
January 2005
Alan Rosling, executive director of Tata Sons, explains the reasoning behind his belief that China and India will emerge as major global economies in the coming 20 years
Unshackling rural markets
October 2004
R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, explores the role of government and industry in unleashing the true potential of India's vast rural sector
Insaaniyat
June 2004
R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, shares his view on India's experience in balancing growth, entrepreneurship and social justice
Scylla and Charybdis: The business of business
March 2004
What makes a good enterprise a great one? R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, speaks of the integral role of corporate responsibility in a world obsessed with topline and bottomline growth
Leadership — Some ethical challenges
February 2004
R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, explores what it means to don the mantle of leadership, the responsibilities and pitfalls
The leadership challenge: direction and destination
February 2004
R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, explains the need for and importance of direction in today's business leader
Do bigha zameen
January 2004
R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, traces the growth and progress of economies and the growing importance of agricultural marketing
Disruption and uncertainty: Knowing it is there but not knowing what it is
January 2004
R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, breaks down the concept of change in relation to today's business scenario
Preparing for the future
January 2004
Happiness is not a destination, it is in fact, a companion along the journey of life. In his speech on IIT-Mumbai's Foundation Day, R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, shares some insights on how to build and sustain a successful career
Sensitive chaos
November 2003
R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, explains the managerial view of how and why India works
Learning to live and living to learn
October 2003
One must learn to manage oneself well before one can manage others well, says R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons
What injures the hive injures the bee
August 2003
R Gopalakrishnan, executive director, Tata Sons, shares his views on the three Ps of business: productivity, progress and people, and the importance of managing each well