‘Timing is really key’ – 20 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From trends to timing, 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 October 23-29 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!

A startup or any leader must have the ability to challenge himself and others through knowledge of a subject. - Bruno Gutierres, Airbus

You cannot have holidays. - K. Satyanarayana, Ecom Express

Ups and downs have become a way of life. - Surat Gupta, People For Animals Agra

It is not easy to change mindsets. - Julie Woods-Moss, Tata Communications

We don’t treat diamond polishers as employees but as family members. - Savji Dholakia, Hare Krishna Exports

Offering a clear differentiator is very important. - Aditi Rohan, Elanic

The future is clearly about collaborative business models. – Timothy Leverton, Tata Motors

In the next 10 years, the shift will be towards a world that is AI-first, a world where computing becomes universally available. – Sundar Pichai, Google

Today, we realize that digital can be truly democratic. The access it allows is mind-boggling. - R S Sharma, TRAI

We need to promote India globally as an arbitration hub. – PM Narendra Modi

Security is just not about firewalls and gateways. You need to make sure identities do not get stolen. - Hemen Vimadalal, Semeio Solutions

Premium content always wins. - Randall Stephenson, AT&T

Exhibiting at TechSparks has indeed turned out be a valuable experience for us. We look forward to TechSparks 2017. - Atif Haider, Aircto.com

Without doubt, you have to leave the comfort zone of base camp and confront an entirely new and unknown wilderness. – Stephen Covey, ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’

Claim your purpose to life with experiments that brew not just in your head but to explore fearlessly with your heart and hands. - Pavan Kumar, Bengaluru Mini Maker Faire

And why do we fall, Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves up. – Batman, ‘Batman Begins’

Timing is really key. - Ashok Soota, Happiest Minds

The economic gender gap this year has gone back to its 2008 position, post the peak in 2013. - World Economic Forum, Global Gender Gap Report 2016

When a man is ambitious, he is called driven. When a woman is ambitious, it's a bad thing. It is the irony of our world. – Priyanka Chopra

Kick up a storm or die trying. - Upasana Taku, Mobikwik

Do something good; it will come back to you. - Srikanth Bolla, Bollant Industries

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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