As long as you've got your courage of conviction, it works for you. I think that the same applies, too, even where you don't, because in today's world, financial resources are the least important. World has moved to the power of ideas.
For my father, life was uni-dimensional. Reliance was his life. Yet, some of my most vivid memories are about spending time with him. However busy he may have been, whatever the pressure, Sunday was for his wife and kids. I try to do the same with my family.
Our established businesses of hydrocarbons, energy, and petrochemicals pretty much run on their own, with their own proven leaders. This has helped me focus almost exclusively on two things: Firstly, new businesses. And secondly, institutionalising what I call the Reliance Management System.
In the journey of an entrepreneur, the most important thing is self-belief and the ability to convert that belief into reality.
I am personally a big believer that technology is the biggest driver of human development, and if you can use technology to benefit people, then that's the best business you can have.
I am a big believer that whatever has gone lies in the past. You should only learn from it, and you should only look at the present and the future. That's been my father's philosophy and mine as well.
By that time - the early '70s - Vimal was a fairly successful textile brand. So everybody expected me to do textile engineering. I shocked them by saying that I would go to IIT.
You have to manage money. Particularly with market economies. You may have a great product, but if your bottom line goes bust, then that's it.
I generally think that I should only speak by action and not by words.
All of us, in a sense, struggle continuously all the time, because we never get what we want. The important thing which I've really learned is how do you not give up, because you never succeed in the first attempt.
If there are some losses that you take, then we're all big boys - we shouldn't be crying.
China and India will, separately and together, unleash an explosion of demand.
Digital life and digital services are a multi-wave business.
Everybody has equal opportunity, and I think that is true for everything.
My big advantage was to have my father accept me as first-generation.
Essentially, whoever is successful, whoever is going to do things that make a difference, is going to be talked about.
I wanted to pursue chemical engineering because I thought it was the future.
Reliance has built a refinery-led energy business and a materials business. In the energy business, we give 2% of the world's petrol, diesel, and aviation fuel.
I guess when you are left on your own, you find your true potential. I remember my father never came to our school even once.
I think that our fundamental belief is that for us growth is a way of life and we have to grow at all times.