I Too Had a Dream has ratings and reviews. Komal said: Life’s Battles do not always go to the faster or stronger man, in the end the man who w. 45 quotes from I Too Had a Dream: ‘a person who does not have respect for time, and does not have a sense of timing, can achieve little.’. The book begins with the background of Dr Kurien. It also briefly tells how a sleepy and dusty little down transformed itself into the Milk Capital.

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I encourage all to read about his amazing journey!! If you are always honest to yourself, it does not take much effort in always being honest with others. Rather it is about not putting in your bet effort and not contributing, however modestly, to the common good. But when we start looking closely we realize that what we saw were only images of perfection.

Quotes from “I too had a dream”, by Verghese Kurien | Tips and thoughts

The greatest repercussion of the government entering business is that instead of safeguarding people from vested interests, they themselves become the vested interest. I did it because I realized I had a job which gave me the greatest pleasure, the greatest satisfaction. The idea of working for a large number of farmers translated itself into the concept of working for social good.

I o realized that money is not the only satisfaction that one can seek, that there are several other forms of satisfaction and all of these were available to me at Anand. My insistence on finding and seizing that opportunity has often been a source of annoyance for many of my collagues because it means that unlike most people, I never try to sidestep a crisis.


Rather, the more monstrous the crisis, the more I am tempted to rush at it, grasp it by the horns and manoeuvre it until it gives me what I want! The tricky part has always been: This way they would be answerable to the industry and would also get rewards for their good work from the beneficiaries. And only when the people begin to take control of their lives will rural development gain momentum, when goods and services produced by rural areas will get better terms of trade than goods and services produced in the cities.

Only when our farmers are involved in the processes of development will they be able to command their destiny.

ddeam True development is the development of women and men. The government need not nationalize banks but government must see that banks do not defraud people.

The government need not run dairies but the government must ensure that the private sector puts out good quality milk at reasonable prices. So, let the government get out from places where it should never have been in the first place. It is an age when one believes nothing is impossible and one is ready to take on challenges. I believed in entrusting professionals with responsibilities at an sream age, encouraging them to take initiatives, and correcting them when things went wrong, instead of penalizing or condemning them.

I have always emphasized that large endeavours are only the sum of many small parts and, therefore, we must keep in mind not just where we are going but how we are going to reach there successfully. I also believe that a person who does not drdam respect for time, and does not have a sense of timing, can achieve little. In my book, it is to bring in and groom the right people kugien the team.


Once this is done, the manager must then groom the successor most appropriate for the institution.

I Too Had a Dream

But it is far, far worse to have too much money because then you will surely get corrupt. Chess has taught me the skill of how to always remain a few moves ahead verghess my opponents.

When you stand above the crowd, you must be ready to have stones thrown at you. We need more and more people like him to create more dreams for our people. That responsibility is both to criticise and to correct. It means tooo we must act not only as advantaged individuals but as concerned members of our society. It means that in all that we do, we must be aware of its effect for he greater good.

Among us are people of great intellectual ability; people of the highest moral and ethical attainment; people of great tenacity and courage.

The challenge is to put our talent, morality and courage to the right purposes, in the right direction. Bureaucracies do not exist only in government. Tragically, most institutions, given time and allowed to grow big, tend to get bureaucratized. The revolutionary in me would demand that such an institution be broken down unabashedly, and built again anew.