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‘Ego is a big issue today, put that aside and work’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
11th Sep 2016
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From awareness to attitude, 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 September 4-10 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


Find out what you love and plan your day accordingly; things will work out just fine! - Archana Singh, Seventh Sin Hospitality Services

Hypergrowth and lofty future projections can no longer be considered to be the only metrics. – Apoorv Ranjan Sharma, Venture Catalysts

It’s Game of Thrones in real life between two of India’s favourite ride-hailing radio taxi services. - Mohit Gulati, Altius Ventures

Despite the growing acceptance of entrepreneurship, leaving the safety of a monthly pay check is still a big deal. - Nitin Agrawal, ORO Wealth

Timing is everything. - Vivek Kejriwal, Oneway.cab

Don’t waste much time in launching multiple features at one go. – Deepanshu Malviya, Shuttl

Customers are evolving and many are demanding more thoughtful products rather than just ‘value’ products. - Tarun Mehta, Ather Energy

Money can’t buy you retention. - Subhashis Nath, Global Risk Management Institute

Out of the 1.3 million companies operating in India, banks have listed only 40,000 of them. - Parth Pande, Finance Buddha

There are 1.2 million government schools in India and almost all of them have poor infrastructure and fail to make a big impact. - Faizal E. Kottikollon, KEF Holdings

If widows are educated, vocationally trained, and can look after themselves, greater social acceptance will automatically follow. - Bindeshwar Pathak, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation

It’s important that people hear the story about the survivors of acid attacks and know they can lead normal lives. - Reshma Qureshi, Make Love Not Scars

Demonstration of computer literacy, language proficiency, and communication skills are of the utmost importance for the visually disabled. - Erandi Palihakkara, ARISE Impact

There is an acute need and a large opportunity for someone to innovate in the auto buying and selling space in India. - Atul Tewari, Quikr

If you are looking to make a real impact on people’s lives, you have to strike beyond appearances and insecurities. - Minal Mehta, BollyX

Adopt because you want to become a parent and not just because it is a noble deed. - Rhituparna Mitra, BabyChakra

This (young age) is the only time that you can chase your dreams. As you grow older responsibilities increase especially for women. - Nagasravya Tandule, AAMI

The best stories don't come from ‘good vs. bad’ but ‘good vs. good’. – Leo Tolstoy

Ego is a big issue today, put that aside and work. – Archana Ganapathy Poonacha, PinkApple Studios

Don't live in the shadows of people's judgement. Make your own choices in the light of your own wisdom. – Amitabh Bachchan

Your true passion should feel like breathing it’s that natural. – Oprah Winfrey

You have to be very strong when you are at your weakest. - Shiraz Siddiqui, The Gene Box

 

YourStory has also published the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

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