‘We need ideas that can disrupt business processes’ - 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao
March 20, 2016, Updated on : Thu Sep 05 2019 07:26:39 GMT+0000
‘We need ideas that can disrupt business processes’ - 35 quotes from Indian startup journeys
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From digitisation to disruption, 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 13-19 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

With great problems, come great business opportunities, especially with the onset of new-age start-ups and the penetration of smartphones. - Aseem Khare, Taskbob

We need ideas that can disrupt business processes. - Dilipkumar Khandelwal, SAP

There are too many people with too many different tastes out there. – Chantelle Menezes, Explorate.in

In the entire world, Aadhaar was the first organisation to reach half a billion users, in less than five years. - Shankar Maruwada, UIDAI

The large-appliance segment is the third-largest category for Flipkart after mobile and fashion. - Amit Bansal, Flipkart

It’s the PC that has the limited, cut-down version of the Internet. – Benedict Evans, mobile analyst

We are high on tech but we believe in tech with a touch. - Chen Levanon, ClicksMob

We don’t have to move to the west to build successful hardware startups from scratch. It can be done in India. - Kshitij Marwah, Tesseract

As a startup, your responsiveness and speed of action is your biggest advantage in fighting as David against your Goliath. - Vrunda Bansode, Cloud Mentor

A good team will win you wars and make the company, while a bad team is going to just suck your energy and break the organisation. - Anil Kumar, mypromovideos.com

Creating a budget will make it easier for you to prioritise your needs. - Mayank Kachhwaha, India Lends

It is vital to figure out what is important and what is urgent both in work and life. – Shalini Shetty, Soham Wellness Clinic

Gestation period is long for services, and will need more investment. Adoption might not be an issue but execution will be a challenge. - Angshuman Bhattacharya, Alvarez & Marsal

The social emotion of peeking inside your friend’s phone and discovering content opens up new ways of discovering valuable information. - Abhay Pruthi, Reach

Accepting online payments is complex, time-consuming & opaque in India. It needs to change for good. - Sampad Swain, Instamojo

Popups are not all about capturing email addresses but can be effectively used to engage your visitors. - Reshu Rathi, Betaout

It is a myth that all new companies are startups because they are not. - Titly Chatterjee, QuickCompany.in

Remember: the investment world is full of herd behaviour. – Alok Goel, SAIF

There is no perfect time to start something new. The best time to start is now. - Hersh Lilaramani, Zakiz

Find something you love doing, and start doing it right away – even as a hobby, if need be. Pursue it – you never know where it might take you. – Asha Rao, Sunday Soul Sante

Being an entrepreneur can be stressful. Take care of your own mental health. Have a hobby. - Misha Gudibanda, Sky Goodies

Startups can fill in the gaps that big players have not been able to. - Aditya Shankar, Kaden Boriss

In a rapidly changing world, the lessons of experience can easily point us in the wrong direction. – Adam Grant, ‘Originals’

Unless digital gaps are bridged, existing socio-economic inequalities will be even more exacerbated. - Depinder Singh, DeITY

Just be grateful for the food on the table. All of us owe a part of our existence to the farmer. - Raghav Raghunathan, RamRahim

What’s the point of migrating to cities? Why can’t we create jobs in rural India? - Murali Vullaganti, RuralShores

For how long will women, locals and travellers alike, walking India’s streets, night or day, live in the fear of being violated? - Katherine Liggatt

As women’s issues continue to receive tremendous attention, it is important for Women Parliamentarians to form a united forum. - Rwitwika Bhattacharya, IWPF

Our youth’s population is the world’s largest and plays a pivotal role in gender equality. The decisions we make today will pave new ground for our children tomorrow. - Shivika Sinha, Veneka.Me

What if we supported the need of Indian women to manage home and hearth, while at the same time not waste their talent and skills? - Saundarya Rajesh, AVTAR I-WIN

I am shocked to see the rise in the number of fairness creams, dark actresses looking paler and paler with every film and magazines, hoardings, films and advertisements showing only fair women. – Nandita Das

I loved the idea of impacting someone’s life and making things better for them. – Vandana Luthra, VLCC

We each have our unique versions of success. - Anu Ananthakrishnan, Aria + Leya

The purpose of life is to use the blessings that God has given us to make a difference in the lives of others. - Sunayna Iqbal, Destination Success


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