‘The path from dreams to success does exist’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

19th Mar 2017
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From strategy to success, 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 March 12-18 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. 


Everything has a purpose when you are an entrepreneur. – Prashanti Malisetti, Pixel Pictures

Entrepreneurs display more positive emotions and less negative emotions than non-entrepreneurs. - Amulya Tata, ETH Zurich

Aadhar is a great example of how governments can build the most modern digital public infrastructure, and make it available as a public good to everybody. – Nandan Nilekani

Banking must be made available to everyone, the money that the customer puts in isn’t a liability but an asset. - Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm

Internet will now become a right for the people. – Thomas Issac, Finance Minister, Kerala

Maps are the tools to solve (today's and) future problems. - Arun Ganesh

The market realities of the 21st century will ensure public relations thrives and becomes a management discipline. - Nandita Lakshmanan, The PRactice

What we learn in school is different from what is needed on the job. It is one of the biggest gaps, and educational content needs to address that, especially soft skills. - Rajiv D. Narayana, ansrsouce

Equity beats all other asset classes in the long run. But people are generally not aware of how to go about investing. - Manish Goel, Research & Ranking

We have a lot to learn from China. Twenty years ago, they were the same as us, and now, they have brands in technology that have grown global. - Mahesh Lingareddy, Smartron

75.8 million people in India do not have access to safe drinking water. - WaterAid

Exits are great opportunities for sending the right messages across teams if they are handled with finesse and clarity. - T N Hari, BigBasket

The Stayzilla episode where the founder has been summarily thrown into jail for what appears to be at best a civil matter has shocked the entire startup community. – Indian Angel Network

Today, a bottle of acid is easily available in the open market and it costs just Rs 20 for a bottle. Therefore, there is a need for nationwide regulation of the sale of acid in India. - Sonali Mukherjee, acid attack victim

Spouses who run businesses together need to have their personal lives sorted before they take the plunge. - K. Ganesh, Growth Story

It is important for founders to create a culture where employees can discuss issues like sexual harassment openly not just with HR but with the founder. - Anu Acharya, MapMyGenome

Sometimes we are sexist without knowing it simply because of our conditioning. - Abhay Deol

It is very common in tech companies for a female team member’s idea to be ignored until a male member makes the same suggestion later. - Geetha Kannan, Anita Borg Institute

I believe that all human beings are members of an extended global family. - Firdaus

Language or religion is no barrier in music. It's the marginal fanatic fringe that trolls and abuses. - Raghu Dixit

A good LinkedIn profile will go a long way in establishing credibility for you and your business. - Abhishek Tiwari, Kstart

The answer to every challenge in a community lies within. - Indusekhar Chandrasekhar, Asianet

If you desire something, it has to be so strong, that you commit to it till it happens. - Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi

Planning and delegating tasks and ensuring they happen on time makes a CEO more of a Chief Everything Officer than a Chief Executive Officer. - Sharmin Ali

You can often work miracles with what you have, just by believing in yourself. - C. Rama Krishna Reddy, Spoors

The path from dreams to success does exist. May you have the vision to find it, the courage to get on to it, and the perseverance to follow it. - Kalpana Chawla

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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