Ratan Tata Documentary – Ratan Tata’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@RNTata2000)

Ratan Tata Documentary – Ratan Tata’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@RNTata2000)

– He’s an Indian businessman,
investor, and philanthropist. He was the chairman of the Tata Group, a Mumbai-based company, from 1991 to 2012. The current revenues of the Tata Companies taken together are over
$100 billion annually. He’s Ratan Tata, and here are
his top 10 rules for success. – Far more is gained by
walking on the shop floor and talking to the people
and trying to communicate. One of my weaknesses has been, I think, I have never communicated
enough or adequately with our people. Partly because I am a shy person, and, secondly, because I didn’t realize the importance of communication. But I think communication
with the employees is an exceedingly important function
that any company chairman has to do and be visible in that sense. The great successes, the
large companies of this world, and there are many, and
many successful companies. Or are they the companies
that took chances, where individual started in garages, where ideas were born. Where did Microsoft, where
did Apple, where did Amazon, where did Google, where
did Facebook come from? They came from ideas that
people felt something could be done, and that they
could make a difference. I probably would not
have returned to India, except my grandmother fell ill. So I came back because she was ill. Had I stayed in the United States, my life probably would
have been very different. I was very happy there
and very comfortable. I had a very satisfying job
and when I came back here, I mentioned the first eight
years were frustration. My masters thought that the best way to teach me how to operate, when I don’t think anyone at that time had thought that I would be
Mr. J.R.D. Tata’s successor. So, I was one the shop
floor, shoveling limestone, working the furnaces, and I kept asking myself,
“Why am I doing this?” And so, perhaps, looking back,
the most significant incident in my life was just my obstinacy to remain here, rather than to go back. My view is that trust is
an underlying foundation for the way people look at you, people look at your business, people look at the way
you operate your business. Trust is the basis on which you live by your contractual obligations, and I think trust is more
important than anything else. Your psychological bond with
your customer and your worker and your stake holders in general. I think without that,
you run the risk of being a superficial business
entrepreneur, based on criteria, which are not, in fact, truly fundamental to the manner in which you do business. – Because, globally, Indians, whether they are
government or businessmen, don’t quite have the reputation of being the most ethical,
fairly or unfairly. – I don’t know whether one can generalize. But I would just say
that if you don’t have trust in your partner, in your
worker, in your management, and vice versa, if there’s
no trust in the person at the top, either, for
what he or she stands for or what their value system is, then you have a business that supports that level
of trust or lack of trust and that goes all the way to the consumer. He doesn’t trust you for
what you provide him, he doesn’t believe in
you claims and you have, in fact, a poorer form of business. And, yet, ethics and values
becomes a very major part of it. If you think you cannot make a difference, I say you very well can make a
difference, if you so desire. That you are humble as you look forward. If you speak or sit next
to a Nobel laureate, he never tells you that
he won a Nobel prize. Other people tell you. So, let humility be your best. I do know one hero I’ve always had that who no longer lives has been John Kennedy. – Oh, yes. – Of course, I was very
much in the US at that time. That person stands out
still as very much my hero at that time and continues to
get me emotionally nostalgic about the days that I was there. – [Interviewer] That’s true. – I mentioned when you took over that many external observers there thought you had large shoes to fill in taking over from your uncle. Now, with another transition
of power, Cyrus Pallonji Mistry has his own large shoes
to fill, that of yourself. I wonder what advice you would give Cyrus as he takes on this task as chairman. – I’ve told Cyrus that he
needs to be his own person, that finally it was something I did. I realized the shoes that
I had to fill were far too big for me to mimic
the person I was following, and I just decided to be myself and do what I thought was
right would be the way to go. I’ve told Cyrus the same thing. I think he should feel that
he is being his own person and let his personality
and his conscience, if you might, drive him. And you shouldn’t really
consider yourself successful based on the prosperity
you’re getting for yourself. But you should go home at
night feeling satisfied, if you have made a difference. That difference is something
each one of use can make, that we’ll have failures
and we’ve had frustrations, but it’s a continued commitment that we have to the world around us. My own personal feeling
is that it is not a trick, provided it is looked as
a driver for competition and a driver for innovation on the part of an Indian company. I’ll take the automobile
industry as an example. Despite the fact that we produce about two million cars a year, there are only two
manufacturers of Indian cars. It’s Mahindra and Tatas. Every other international manufacturer is here in one form or another. Yes, there are disadvantages
because scale, et cetera, is far bigger in the
foreign manufacturers. But if you look before that,
the fifty years of automobiles, we had two manufacturers
who never increased their production for
more than 50,000 cars. Who never changed their model, who never innovated, who
never gave the market anything other than what they produced, and the market just bought what they, you waited seven years for
a car, 10 years for a car. So, if you look at the two examples, has India benefited? I would say yes. Do the two Indian manufacturers gain anything from this open market? Yes, because we are driven
to compete with those people. And the day we look at that
they’re meant to drive us out, I think we, as a nation, would lose out. All of you are being trained be innovative and hopefully out-do their
(mumbles) when they come here. It’s our job as employers
to encourage you to do that, to encourage you to break new ground, to think out of the box. And it’s for you to do it
and for us to support it. So, I don’t think we should look at them and see as a threat. I think we should look at them as a motivator to be more
competitive and beat them. The greatest pleasure I’ve
had is trying to do something that everybody says could not be done. I’ll just share, perhaps, a moment in time which
I will always cherish. I decided that India
could produce its own car. Everybody, my friends overseas
in the automobile business, said that this couldn’t be done, we had to go through a collaboration to get know-how, get technology. But we undertook to produce this car. You saw images of it in the video, it was called the Indica. And we produced it in India,
totally off Indian content. As we got close to
putting it in the market, my friends in India somewhat
distanced themselves from me. Otherwise known as distancing yourself from failure.
(audience laughs) And when the car came out, I suddenly felt that I didn’t
have a friend in the world, and that all the warnings that people had given me were probably
going to come true. But the car did come out. It did earn a 20% market share and we showed that we could do something. Throughout the time I’ve
been involved in business, there hasn’t been anything that
has equaled the excitement, the reward, and the exhilaration that the car industry has
provided, and can provide. – Thank you so much for watching. I made this video
because HiLo asked me to, so if there is a famous entrepreneur that you want me to profile next, leave it in the comments below,
and I’ll see what I can do. I’d also love to know
which of the top 10 rules had the biggest impact on you. Leave it in the comments, I
will join in the discussion. Thank you so much for
watching, continue to believe, and I’ll see you soon.

100 Replies to “Ratan Tata Documentary – Ratan Tata’s Top 10 Rules For Success (@RNTata2000)”

  1. plz make a video of 10 rules of sandeep maheshwari, a young and popular entrepreneur and motivational speaker in india his website is imagesbazaar.com

  2. Hi +EvanCarmichael, I would like to say thank you for honouring a recommended name and making a video about Ratan Tata. All your work is really appreciated and love watching your channel. Please Keep doing this great work. Again Thank you very much.

  3. hi evan. Can you make a video on Manoj Bhargava. He has an entirely different way of looking at and operating business.

  4. Be motivated by competition and do what can't be done are my favorites. I would still like to see Vince McMahon top ten rules.

  5. U dont need money like gates, swag like trump or fame like zuckerberg. U can still be a leader and be a person who puts his family, his company, ahead on anything else and that is exactly what Ratan Tata sir teaches us.

  6. Thank you Carmichael for this Excellent video- Ratan Tata Documentary.
    Ratan Tata is one of the greatest Stars from India-Dr.B.S.Kovvali.

  7. Ratan Tata, a great person first and a great businessman. Proves that a shy and humble person can also be a successful businessman. Here is the man who created a truly global brand.

    Can we have Top rules of Narayana Murthy , who is verymuch responsible for the IT revolution in India and there by making India a major contributer to the global It industry.

    1.SELL POTATOS AND TOMATO's and push road side vendor's out of business,AND MAKE THEM SHIFT TO TOILET CLEANING JOBS
    4.SELL TATA SKY FOR MONTHLY 750 rs AND LAUNCH AD's mocking local cable TV operators who charge 250 rs
    5.SELL CREDIT CARD's CHARGE 1000rs late payment charge + Interest + 14% TAX FOR MODI GOVT WHO HELP YOUR
    9.SELL OIL
    10.SELL DHAL
    what else …with your huge money you can sell any thing even my sh** and make money out of it

  9. Amazing Initiative of yours . Can you profile also African top Entrepreneurs as well ? Nigerian Billionaire like Dangote, etc …..

  10. Thank you Evan and company for making this video and sharing it with all of us. All of Ratan Tata's rules were very valuable, but there were certainly a couple that really resonated with me. Number 3, because I was that guy in the steel factory breaking my back for someone else, giving my precious time away so freely and allowing my gifts to go to waste. I finally got tired of asking myself, "what am I doing," and now…just a few weeks away from my one year anniversary, I am doing what I love and being true to myself. I took the first big leap of faith, of many to come.

    Number 8, also hit home because I believe in my heart that what I am doing right now, and my vision for the future of empowering self confidence and encouraging people to express their uniqueness and inner beauty. Using my ethical-fashion designs as a conduit to connect with people, I set out to build valuable, long lasting relationships and help people look and feel their best. Valuing them as unique individuals. That is my mission, and the wave of change KATRAA sets out to create. Thank you so much Evan and Co. you guys always reel me back in and keep me focused. Have an awesome day guys! #BTA18

  11. What an inspiration.. Thanks so much for sharing this video and Mr Tata I wish you best of health.. happiness and joy.. You truly are an inspiration

  12. +Evan please make a video on Manoj Bhargava. And thanks for the video, well most Indians already know these rules but it feels gud when I read comments frm US nd UK praising Ratan TATA

  13. They never did a business of money or expansion….Every word he stated in the speech had been implemented in all his business services.

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  15. In Tata Tea estates, Kerala, women employees are getting very low wages.Living conditions are also very poor.Seems very difficult to become successful!!!!

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  18. Hey Evan, can you make a video on success factors for N Chandrasekaran? He was always amazing since years an this week became the CEO of the entire Tata group, held by Ratan Tata before.

  19. I think Tata his one word #Difference# Make a #Difference# Im right
    tata my mentor and I wanna make a #Difference # this is my one word but I dont know how I can apply it

  20. Thank you, Evan, for creating all those inspiring videos of TOP 10 series! It would be great if you could prepare one more on Mukesh Ambani Top 10 rules of success.

  21. I once had the opportunity to see him when he came to my state Tripura a northeastern state of india.. I was amazed by his simplicity, humbleness and gentle communication with every single individual… I often follow his interview and sometimes he got asked the reason behind for not getting married and he generally smile on it… You're a Ture Legend Sir…
    Good work EVAN and i would like request you if you could possibly make a brief docoumantry video about his life so that people can get more inspire by his contribution for the society.

  22. Great person pleas accept my hamble onsisances and bless me. May god bless you Krishna's mercy be upon you and your family have a good long healthy life

  23. Congratulations for donating Rs. 1000 crore for cancer hospitals in India.. I am interested to help to start the project in Jalgaon..

  24. I had no idea you already made video on him!!! I truly admire him!! Thankx so much Evan for such a Gr8 video!!! Build Trust!!! Be Humble, Have Heroes, Be Yourself, Make a Difference & Be motivated by competition!!!

  25. Hi Evan, You must do episode on Anand Mahindra… The man who has evolved with time and successful in various venture from past 30+ years.

  26. I admire Mr. Ratan Tata for his perseverance, humbleness, business acumen, charity and a principled person. India and Indians will honor themselves, if he is awarded with Bharat Ratna soon. I remember reading that he gave millions to one of US Institutions.

  27. Ratan Tata an Industrialist and Philanthropist… my favourite Build Trust and be humble .. thank you for sharing .

  28. Please Pronounce name correctly, it's TAA TAA, NOT TATA !! Otherwise you have been great..No offence intended my Friend..

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