‘Startups must learn not to look at failure as a negative’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao|27th Nov 2016
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From acceptance to acceleration, 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 November 20-26 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights!


It’s only when we accept the issue and start talking about it, a solution can be figured out. - Anvita Sudarshan

With more than seven million regional artisans, involving mostly women and people from weaker sections of the society, the Indian handicraft industry is fragmented. - Swapnil Kshirsagar , Indiatatva

Expectation is the mother of all problems. So believe in yourself, always work hard and never give up. - Anitha Kholay, international rallyist

Since people nowadays are in a haphazard sort of situation, they barely have time to travel and wait for meeting doctors. On-demand consultation is turning out to be a boon. - Vaibhav Singh, Visit

A market-based, scalable financing sector can contribute to improving access to high-quality education for students who are at the bottom of the pyramid. - Prachi Windlass, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

People will move to digital wallets faster than they’ll move to payments banks. - Sanjay Sharma, AYE Finance

IT is all about being closer to the customer than ever before. - Sanchit Vir Gogia, Greyhound Research

Work-life balance is such an overrated thing. If you enjoy something, you don't balance it, you do more of it. - Vijay Shekhar Sharma, PayTM

Poets no longer shy away from sharing their works. - Amruta Dongray, poet

Success is a curve. Don’t try to cheat the curve. - James Altucher

Move fast. Keep shipping. - Ajay Shrivastava

Startups must accept failure and learn not to look at failure as a negative. - Rachna Aggarwal, Indus League

Why shouldn’t we treat prospective employees as customers and provide them a great interview experience? - Anshul Kumar, Screenom

If the Maggi fiasco has taught us anything, then it is clearly that it’s very hard to know whom to trust — is it the food brands or the approving authorities? - Harshada Joshi, Happibo

In most tree plantation drives, once a sapling is planted, it is forgotten. - Raj Gopal A S, NxtGen

Don’t think about where you came from; focus on where you are going. - Sachin Shinde, Span Spectrum

If you want to dominate any market, ask yourself, do you have patience to perform consistently for 20 years? - Pardeep Goyal, Startup Karma

If you can do even one thing well, you will have a place in the world and be needed. - Mikhail Merchant

Reducing power theft and increasing usage efficiency via mobile-enabled smart meters could save enough electricity in India to power more than 10 million homes. – PwC report

For technology to be successful, there must be right intent behind it. - Anish Mangal

High performance, immersive experience, and re-engagement are the three tenets that are highly decisive when we talk of mobile experience. - Amar Nagaram, Flipkart

There are no problems, only challenges. - Arun Nagpal, Mrida

P2P lending will become one of the most profitable investment classes in coming years. - Vinay Mathews, Faircent

The biggest challenge in the MFI industry is to keep the operating cost low. - Sanjay Sharma, AYE Finance

The only thing that is keeping a lot of users in India from VR experiences is the necessity of hardware. - Rachana Bagde, G for Gestures

Mobile is the new architecture in the world. - Karthee Madasamy, Qualcomm Ventures

Cars were initially built for the drivers. But with ride-sharing, the control needs to be there for the passenger. - Bhavish Agarwal, Ola

India has a set of problem that is unique to it and not faced by the West; those are huge opportunities. - Srinivas Kollipara, T-Hub

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).