‘Entrepreneurship is about managing people’ - 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

‘Entrepreneurship is about managing people’ - 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Sunday March 06, 2016,

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From unicorns to the Union Budget, 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 25 gems and insights from the week of February 28 – March 5 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Failure in my first business was the best thing that happened to my startup career. - Pardeep Goyal, Startup Karma

When it comes to labour force participation of women, other Asian countries, for example Sri Lanka, do better than India. - Saundarya Rajesh, Avtar I-Win

Good co-founders can share the load and help you increase the odds of success. - Bala Parathasarathy, Angel Prime

This is not the “bubble bursting”, rather it is a “return to the normal”. - Sumanth Raghavendra, Deck App

Startups these days are spending 50 to 70 percent of their budget on advertisement and brand building. Still 90 percent of them fail. - Nikhilesh Tayal, stagephod.com

We anticipate several billion dollar companies will be created from India in the next decade. - Shekhar Kirani, Accel Partners India

We have larger dreams, but even a lifetime is not enough for that. - Sanjiv Saraf, Rekhta

If a startup doesn’t have a work culture, you are already on the losing side. - Chirag Dodiya

Tax exemptions for existing start-ups remain unaddressed. - Sriram Ramaswamy, PwC

E-commerce should have been defined. Now indirect taxes still exist. - Nihal Kothari, Khaitan & Company

I don’t see anything concrete from the government, focused on encouraging women entrepreneurship and women leaders. - Ankita Vashishta, Saha Fund

When is the best time to start up? Yesterday! But, today, is not too bad a choice either! - Arun Muthukumar, LinkStreet

A good business card should feel like a good handshake – flexible but firm. – Manish Sharma, Printo

If an entrepreneur needs encouragement then he or she is not a true entrepreneur. - Dhiraj Rajaram, Mu Sigma

It is so important to be able to make decisions, and follow your heart while doing so. - Atharv Patil, Ihavereadthebook

Online to offline innovation in China is already ahead of the US. – Alex Yao, Cheetah Mobile

Companies can not only retain women talent but inspire a whole new set of women to opt for a career in technology. - Shwetha Lakshman Rao, VMWare

A soul that shines out of sheer simplicity is the one everyone’s drawn to. - Diksha Lalwani, yoga teacher

The dynamic youth today is always ready to be part of the solution. - Raja Appachi, OneWhistle

People don’t need exciting products or constant tweaks, they need a product of value that can last. - Neha Juneja, Greenway Grameen Infra

How often do you see a disabled child in a park? - Kavitha Krishnamoorthy, Kili-Kili

Entrepreneurship is about managing people. - AB Periasamy, Gluster

It’s not just about money. - Bhushan Patkar, Dfizz.com

The kick you get from changing lives, far exceeds any incremental wealth accumulation opportunity. – Ajay Kela, Wadhwani Foundation


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