StoryBites: India’s entrepreneurial journey, from talent and UX to branding and the Union Budget 2014!

From talent and UX to branding and the Union Budget 2014, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring the most notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see last week’s post here)! Share these gems and insights from the week of July 6 -13 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Strive for excellence in the process, not perfection in the outcome. – Shivika Sinha

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has presented the most favorable budget for startups till date. – The Union Budget story

Stay Curious. Read a lot. Write a lot. – Bo Ren

You have to keep a piece of yourself sacred and worship it every single day. – Abhijita Kulshreshtha

You’re stronger than you think. – Deblina Chakrabarty

Instilling a sense of ownership is one of the most important aspects of retaining talent. – Rajat Dhariwal, MadRat Games

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My motto is: I’m alive, so that means I can do anything. – Venus Williams

User experience doesn’t end with the look and feel of your app or mobile service, it encompasses all the logistics, delivery and customer support. – Sonaal Bangera, Effect Works

Milk is for babies. When you grow up, you have to drink beer. – Arnold Schwarzenegger (The Toit story)

Branding is very important, but startups seem to be completely stuck on RoI. – Abey Zachariah, AdLoc

The only thing worse than starting something and failing is not starting something. – Seth Godin

Desperate is a good word, it’s an action word. If you are not desperate for anything you will not do it. – Abhishek Agnihotri, FootLoose No More

We fondly call our team-mates interacting with the customers, ‘champions’. – Sachin Arora, Myntra

Having TechHub in Bangalore would bring greater excitement to a very charged startup ecosystem and create a seamless flow of startups between London and Bangalore. – Mohandas Pai

A close cousin of creativity is patience. – Robert Maurer

No startup is built without having angry customers. – Startup Saturday panel

Africa may have missed out on the industrial revolution, but we will surely not miss the ICT revolution. – Omobola Johnson, Nigeria Minister for Communication Technology

2013 was the Year of the Mosquito, and things don’t seem to be changing any time soon for 2014. – The Mawbima story

With an estimated 150 million people in the age group of 18-23 years, the Indian education sector offers one of the most attractive markets for private and foreign players. – Rishabh Bhandari, Yoda Learning

As the next 4.5 billion people (65% of the world) start coming online, the need for rugged, reliable, and simple connectivity becomes critical in places with poor infrastructure and limited resources. – BRCK



About the author

Madanmohan Rao is research director at YourStory Media and editor of five book series ( His interests include creativity, innovation, knowledge management, and digital media. Madan is also a DJ and writer on world music and jazz. He can be followed on Twitter at @MadanRao

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