From startup metrics to comics conventions, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 35 gems and insights from the week of March 29 – April 4 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!
In the world of smartphones, we are still stuck with the conventional ways of finding locations.
Where are the business metrics, not just the traffic metrics?
We also registered the name “Alimama”, in case someone wants to marry us!
I take business problems and break them down into small experiments we can test. That’s how we manage risk.
Only if you fail can you learn.
The right kind of failure – small-scale, reversible, informative, linked to broader goals, and designed to illuminate key issues – paves the way to success.
Learning from the successes (and mistakes) of individuals who have gone through the same process is paramount to accomplishing your goals.
You have to pull yourself up. Ultimately, it’s up to you.
- Lalitha Kumaramangalam, National Commission for Women
If you’re doing all you can and still falling short then it may be time for some hard decisions.
The rule is maintaining a fine balance between how much you can do and how much you want to do.
- Ajit Singh, Anant Services and Development
It’s hard to digest that half of the world’s population lives on an income less than Rs 150 ($2.50) per day.
- Shriyans Bhandari, Greensole
There is quirky comedy and I feel like Bangaloreans do a lot of story-telling. There are like five open mics in a week in Bangalore, in Mumbai there are like four in a month.
- Kaneez Surka, comedian
I want to tell women to never hold back when it comes to career.
- Apoorva Giri, Iviz Security
When I train, I train really hard because that is what really matters.
- Saina Nehwal, Badminton World No.1
You can’t put the crop and expect them to grow.
- Tejini Kariappa, Estrada
The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.
- Sophia Amoruso, GirlBoss
For an action to be sustainable, you must be able to perform it indefinitely.
- Derrick Jensen and Aric McBay, authors
With the Swachh Bharat campaign kicking in, waste-management and cleanliness is gaining more attention.
- Debartha Banerjee, Sampurn(e)arth
Every new viral product today is something that people never knew they wanted.
Seventeen billion dollars. That is what the business of yoga is worth in the US.
Bangalore’s startup scene is one of the most thriving ones in the world.
Through Target Accelerator, we could scale our product to a Fortune 30 retailer.
I realized there was no particular need for me in the family business.
The share of digital origination of credit is poised to grow from today’s 7.5% to 40% over the next four years in an INR 400,000 crore (USD 67bn) retail credit market growing at 20% annually.
My mission is to bring a billion people online.
All academies know they cannot survive without going online.
We are teaming up with startups to stay on top of the innovation game.
What is this hue and cry about Standard Essential Patents?
Out of 10 startups, more than five do not have any knowledge about legal terms.
First, quit reading about who’s raising how much money.
Should we create mythology, contemporary stories or heroes?
Most of the marketplaces in this country have a dormant merchant base. If you see India, it’s not more than 5,000 merchants selling online.
Every satisfied customer is a brand ambassador.
In real life, every pivot is filled with blood, guts and glory – probably way more than what you might have imagined.
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