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Continual Improvement Process by V. Narayana, N. S. Sreenivasan

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CHAPTER 30

Culture of Innovation and Improvement*

What advances a Nation or Community is not to prop up its weakest and most helpless member as to lift up the best and most gifted, so as to make them of the greatest service to the country

– Jamshedji Tata

For success in intellectual endeavour the first requisite is freedom. We are the most free in India; truly autonomous. Once a member joins a faculty nobody bothers him, be he a lecturer or Professor. Rank does not come in the way of a person’s work. People are able to devote themselves to their research. Any staff member can get the seed money for his research

– Dr. C. N. R. Rao, Former Director, IISc

In this company you will be fired for not making mistakes

– Steve Ross, Late CEO, Time Warner ...

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