‘It’s always about working smarter, not harder’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

14th Aug 2016
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From focus to finance, 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 20 gems and insights from the week of August 7–13 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights! 

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Just like cable TV from space is 100 times cheaper, delivering internet from space will be cheap and fast. - Neha Satak, Astrome

Satellite imagery can help map the entire country and render old survey maps obsolete. – ISRO

Today, Rs 64,000-crore worth of unclaimed money is lying in suspense accounts with various financial institutions in India. - Nirmal Rewaria, FinPeace

Traditionally, being a fitness trainer was something people looked down upon. - Yasser Raja, UrbanClap trainer

The intersection of passion, capability, perseverance, and lateral thinking leads to impressive results. - Pranav Pai, 3one4 Capital

Like Bengaluru, employees and future recruits are willing to move to Pune. Also, they have multiple opportunities. - Sanjay Nath, Blume Ventures

The idea is to disrupt ourselves before others do. - Anshuman Bapna, MakeMyTrip

There are going to be times when you are criticised, and criticism’s very difficult. – Steve Jobs

A $1 million fund for a startup based out of tier II, III, or IV cities is huge because the cost of operations is one-third of the total expenses of a startup based out of a metro city. - Gaurava Yadav, EduAce

To change human behaviour is quite difficult and requires time and many trials. – Praveen Rajaretnam, Wooplr

As human beings, we are always sceptical about adopting and embracing new platforms, until we see value in them. And that happens gradually. - Anushka Jain, Share At Door Step

Unless you are passionate about food it is a difficult business to crack. - Shan Kadavil, FreshtoHome

You cannot make an entrepreneur out of a totally risk-averse and non-enterprising individual. Some seeds have to be there. - Prof. Mithileshwar Jha, KEMI

Brands need a way to build direct meaningful relationships with their customers or die. - Leon Crutchley, 8TV

If India educated 1 percent more girls well, its GDP would increase by $5.5 billion! – USAID report

Do women become less ambitious with time? Or is there an unconscious bias which creeps in, resulting in fewer women getting HR leadership roles? - Supriya Goswami, InMobi

We can’t teach morality, only inspire it. - Premi Mathew, ‘Protect Your Mom’

It’s always about working smarter, not harder. - Samara Mahindra, CARER Program

A crowdfunding platform broadens the funding market and allows investors to finance the project irrespective of location. - Prisiliya Madan, Cyclists for Change

Creation has to go hand in hand with social justice. - Shekar Prabhakar, Hasiru Dala

Happy people usually don’t have big goals; we find joy in the little things of life. - Geetanjali Dhar, The Indian Terrain Nature Club

 

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