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‘Leave your comfort zone, challenge the status quo’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
26th Jun 2016
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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 25 gems and insights from the week of June 19-25 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Winning in the play field of entrepreneurship requires giving the best shot every time. - Surabhi Dewra, CareerGuide.com

Culture is what the leadership demonstrates, if there is indiscipline in the top management, it percolates to the other levels as well. - Rajesh Yabaji, BlackBuck

India is today amongst the top ten destinations for analytics and our aspiration is to be amongst the top three in the world by 2025. - K S Viswanathan, NASSCOM

The genetic testing market, rapidly moving from a service-driven model to product-driven model, is expected to touch $ 2.2 billion by 2017. - Shiraz Siddiqui, The Gene Box

The poultry market alone is growing at over 12 percent year on year. The mutton and seafood market is completely untapped. - Shiva Sharan, EasyMeat.in

It is our manufacturing sector which really needs to grow. - Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister

I’m not going to stop the wheel; I’m going to break the wheel. – Daenerys Targaryen

Dealing with the government does not mean you have to give a bribe. - Gautam Adani

India is yet to pick up on customer service seriously. – Abinash Tripathy, Helpshift

The digital industry is evolving so fast, it’s extremely important to adapt to change. - Mahima Puri, Photomoolah

From the onset of developing an app, engineers need to think how people will react to a process. - Anil Reddy, Lollypop Studio

Social media platforms should not be robotic. - Shivanandan Pare, Aditya Birla Fashion

The only thing that matters is creating impact with your work. - Laukik Bothara, ‘The Violet’

Start small, leave your comfort zone, challenge the status quo, and try new things. - Salone Sehgal, TrulySocial

When you get detached from money entirely, magic happens. - Abhimanyu Grover, Test Collab

As a leader it is important to ensure that everyone’s point of view is addressed and heard. - Nadia Chauhan, Parle Agro

It’s important that classical music, which directly connects to the soul, should reach out to all generations. - Sanjay Dwivedi, Dhruvaa

Career pursuits and changing lifestyle have been disrupting the life of senior citizens as their sons and daughters leave them behind. - Bharatbhai Patel, Anubhandana Foundation

Are the entrepreneurial minds developing something to address crime? - Nikita Bhatia, VenturEasy

People at large need to be educated about conserving water and reducing dependence on borewells. - Andaleeb Wajid, novelist

Ecology and economics are two sides of the same coin. – Lief Johansson, Ericsson

Don’t let them get you down – be cheeky, wild, and wonderful. - Julia Emmert, Ezebee

There will continue to be more failures of well-funded startups that will be called pivots. - Peesh Chopra, Peesh Venture

You never learn unless you fail. - Drish Paul, ModSpace.in

Humility is the essential hallmark of the best entrepreneurs. - Shubhankar Bhattacharya, Kae Capital

 

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