‘Our lives do not begin till we start dreaming’ – 25 quotes from Indian startup journeys

7th May 2017
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From dreams to determination, 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 April 30 – May 6 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.  


The winner is not one with the best product, but with the first habit-building product. - Nir Eyal, Hooked

Once one understands the concept of permaculture and its diversity of application, there is great enthusiasm to take actions for a better India. - Padma Koppula, Aranya Agricultural Alternatives

Renewable energy is here to stay. More so solar energy, which we have in abundance, and policy is supporting the growth of solar. – Ashok Jhunjhunwalla, IIT Madras

Millets are not only good for the planet, millets are good for commerce too. - Krishna Byre Gowda, Karnataka Agriculture Minister

Millets are very versatile and can be used to make soups, appetisers, main courses, and desserts. - Hema Aravind, M.S. Ramaiah Medical College

We are a nation suffering in silence! We all acknowledge that we have problems. But why is it that we are ashamed to talk about them. - Arushi Sethi, Trijog

Indians perceive non-cash transactions to be inherently insecure and proper education and awareness is needed for the entire ecosystem to move forward. - Tejasvi Mohanram, RupeePower

Demonetisation or not, cash is the life blood of the Indian economy and won’t be easy to flush out. – Bhargavi S., FinMitra

A digitally-savvy board can be a great competitive advantage. - Abhijit Bhaduri, The Digital Tsunami

Know, understand and love your data. – Samir Sharma, DataZuum

A tech startup really needs a few great people with a common purpose, and not a whole army of people. - Kashyap Deborah, HyperTrack

In this ‘I want it now’ culture, customers don’t have the patience to wait for a day. - Tapan Dixit, TaleSpin

Label artwork is crucial for brand communication. It is the most underestimated operations cost that can burn money if not tracked properly. - Manish Chowdhary, Fit & Glow

You are a boxer, a fighter, you will have scars but you will only be a winner if you come out of it. - Durriya Kapasi, Once Upon a Genie

We have reached the age of post-truth, propaganda, and suppression of freedoms – especially in democracies. - Reporters Without Borders

Always in motion the future is. – Yoda, Star Wars

There are some pertinent and pervasive virtues that we all can learn from a traditional SME entrepreneur. - Divakar Vijayasarathy, DVS Advisors

Founders’ Agreements are widely viewed as essential to every startup business since they provide a definite framework within which the founders agree to work together. - Aaron Solomon, Solomon & Co.

There are many examples in history which show that when masses intervene, things have changed for the better. - Gopal Bhargava, Minister, Madhya Pradesh

For a popular medium, the best kind of inspiration should derive from life and have its roots in it. – Satyajit Ray

Our lives do not begin till we start dreaming. - Aanchal Sukhija

The dream is the liberation of the spirit from the pressure of external nature. – Sigmund Freud

Unlike 25 years ago, starting today is much easier. - Anjum Jung, Morph Design

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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