It's true that I run a multi-national group but I have no interests in India. So please tell me, what should my identity be?
— Lakshmi Mittal
This is a learning in the business life that first of all you need to have commitment, dedication and passion for what you are doing.
We are not in the business of iron ore. Whatever captive iron ore sources we have, we use it to make steel.
The torch relay is an excellent embodiment of all that the Olympic Games have come to symbolise - a celebration of the human spirit. Personally to me, it represents striving to be the best in whatever we do, never giving up despite the odds, and a commitment to health and fitness.
I came from a Hindi medium school... the principal felt that I would not fit into an English medium college. Though I was top in my class in school, and I got admission in other colleges, but I really wanted to study in St. Xavier's.
We are beginning to see the benefits of global consolidation.
When I think about parallels between myself and an Olympian, I believe that success in the world of business is underpinned by very similar principles of perseverance and hard work.
I built a steel plant from the grassroots, so I learned all the nuts and bolts. When there was a problem, I would be able to guide them, though I am not a technical person.
At the end of the day you have to keep emotions away.