“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela” and other StoryBites from YourStory


From women entrepreneurs and city hubs to quotes by Nelson Mandela and Marie Curie, witness the memorable journeys and thought leadership in 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 20 gems and insights from the week of July 14-20 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. - Nelson Mandela

Be less curious about other people and more curious about ideas. – Marie Curie

The real world is brutal, and most entrepreneurs do not know what it takes to succeed with their dreams. – Derek Lidow

Being a woman has always been a challenge as the expectation from a woman is way more than from a man. – Vinita Jain

India has launched satellites for dozens of countries but can’t build toilets for its own citizens. - G. Lakshmipathy

Bitcoin may not destroy the current system but surely it will force banks in improving themselves. – The BitPesa story

I set my heart on victory. - P. Rajagopal, Saravana Bhavan

Approximately 80-90% of start-ups fail. It is good to make your call and move on if things don’t fall into place. – Startup panel

The Indian e-commerce market was worth $13 billion in 2013 with online travel business contributing 70-75% of it. – YS Research

Organizations across the world have been struggling to solve BYOD. – Toshi Otani

In India, one size doesn’t fit all given the diverse nature of the market. – Kavin Bharti Mittal

For an entrepreneur, the bottom line is to find an investor who brings more than money on the table, respects the equity and works almost like a team member. – TiE IQ bootcamp

Retailers need to continuously react to competitive price changes while keeping a firm eye on their profits. - Guru Hariharan

Once you start liking your work you don’t easily feel tired. – Patricia Narayan

The best way to bringing about a better work-life balance is to have a better level of awareness to ones talent and non-talent. – Anil Thomas

In a few years we will be able to compete with startups in the Silicon Valley and help reverse the brain drain the country has seen in the last few decades. – Piyush Goel

The internet impacts nearly every aspect of modern society and serves as a powerful economic stimulator. – Suneet Singh Tuli

Bangalore has been exceptionally kind to me and it is the city of people from all over India. - Sartaj Anand

India is a young country with children up to 12 years of age making up 27% of its population. – The AddressHealth story