‘A happy team builds a happy product’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao|11th Dec 2016
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From technology to teams, 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 30 gems and insights from the week of December 4-10 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights! 


People are not necessarily required to own cars. They are saying a car is an asset which can easily be shared between people. - Karan Jain, Revv

Having more money isn't the answer, the global companies come in and put in predatory prices. - Bhavish Aggarwal, Ola Cabs

To succeed, companies must master both side, the digital customer experience as well as digital operational excellence. - Dave Anderson, Forrester

Technology will not replace the HR departments. Yet, it will replace those who do not see these transformations happening in their environment. - Premjith Alampilly, MeritTrac

We are witnessing the Big Bang of smart devices. - Jairam Pillai, National Instruments India

The policy environment today has become far more demanding thanks to the pace of change, complexity of issues involved, and a diverse set of actors. - RK Mishra, Centre for Smart Cities

Countries will have to choose between migrants and robots. - Abhijit Bhaduri, The Digital Tsunami

Outsourcing mobile app development is the best way for companies to effectively be ‘mobile-first’. - Krishna Vemula, Hashtaag

92 percent of the retail sector is unorganised, and they don’t have any technology to support their business or connect with customers. - Sachin Garg, Malfort

Every second you can reduce in the checkout flow will result in extra orders trickling in for your business. - Pravin Shinde, Adobe India

India is targeting the creation of 500 million skilled workers by 2022. – IBEF report

The need of the hour is to adopt best practices, by including new subjects and concepts required in the 21st century. - Vidhu Goyal, WONK

It’s the calm before the storm for traditional media giants in India. - Bala Srinivasa, Kalaari Capital

Solar energy will bring a renewed revival to India in the forefront of electricity. - Amit Shah, Solgen

The key challenge has been convincing people that a global product company building a ‘platform’ layer for an emerging market, can be based out of India. - Nitin Gupta, NavStik

Learning is rooted in curiosity. People need to want to become better. – Vinod Muthukrishnan

Small wins are very important when you have to recover from bad times. - Pardeep Goyal, Startup Karma

Failures teach you about your strengths and weaknesses but success doesn’t do the same. It just means that you are doing well. - Vikas Bahl, director

Walk alone, do what you have to... people will follow when they are ready. - Bittu Sahgal, Sanctuary Asia

Being bootstrapped means every penny you spend must be carefully monitored and analysed. - Ajay Chauhan, SalezShark

Without a clear succession plan many businesses fail. - Premlesh Machama, CareerBuilder India

Living in the present is great, but we must also remember that we will also live tomorrow and for many more days to come! - Mimi Parthasarathy, Sinhasi Consultants

Introducing a new technology always creates a bit of skepticism amongst users. - Ankit Vyas, Oizom

While delusion is one trait that keeps entrepreneurs charging ahead towards success, it also is one of the big reasons why they fail. - Preeta Sukhtankar, The Label Life

Money is the payoff on SOMEONE’s creative efforts. Be the someone. - James Altucher

A happy team builds a happy product. - Jojo George, FreeCharge

It’s not our place to decide if remote communities should live undisturbed or interact with the outside world. That right is held solely by the community in question. - Rajiv Rathod, Batti Project

Women especially should break all the stereotypes and fight for their peace and happiness. – Haritha Khandabattu, Humans of Amsterdam

Capturing the essence of the tech age, women entrepreneurs are foraying in different verticals. - Geetha Kannan, ABI India

Every girl or woman in this state has been directly or indirectly influenced by Amma. - Maalathi Kumar, educationist, Tamil Nadu

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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