‘For the consumer, the better experience always wins' – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao
May 29, 2017, Updated on : Thu Sep 05 2019 07:23:30 GMT+0000
‘For the consumer, the better experience always wins' – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys
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From concept development to customer experience, 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 May 22-28 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. 

 

Consumers need to be given more innovative product choices, at a price point that is ‘designed’ for them. - Vivek Mathur, SAIF Partners

For the consumer, the better experience always wins. Even if you are a big, hyper-funded player, the experience the customer gets at the end of the day is the deciding factor. - Samar Singla, Jugnoo

Fitness is different for everyone. - Nirav Patil, Fitphilia

Electric Mobility in a multi-modal format, will be key towards realising our mission of building mobility for a billion Indians. - Bhavish Aggarwal, Ola

How can a ‘foetus’ nutrition be dirty? - Suhani Mohan, Saral Design

Schools can play an important role in normalising issues that have become taboos over the years. - Manish Sisodia, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister

India is a country where cash is king. Close to 12 percent of our country’s GDP contribution comes from cash. - Sudhakar Ram, Benow

The whole IT landscape is changing. There has been a new level of awareness among the customers that security is by design. - Parag Arora, Citrix

The services industry was doing very well in the 80s and the 90s, but over time, it degenerated into a moneymaking operation. - Akash Agarwal, Sahaj

A CFO’s role in a startup is nothing short of that of Superman’s. - Bhairav Kothari, SuperCFO

When you are reorienting a team of 1,700 people, it is like moving a big ship. - Abhinav Sinha, Oyo

Defining the brand is an extension of defining the product. However, most companies still never get the combination right. - Pratik Seal, AGS Transact Technologies

Instead of focusing on everything that’s broken, talk about everything that can be done to fix what’s broken. – Neena Budhiraja, Ola

We complain about the most ridiculous little things when some (people) don’t even have clean water. - Nicki Minaj

Simplicity comes from the element of focus. – Mitesh Agarwal, Oracle India

We would like to see more people appreciate art and buy art, instead of being unaware of or even intimidated by art. - U.A. Vasanth Rao, Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation

To be able to produce beautiful pieces of work without damaging the environment in any way is a great achievement. - Victoria Vijayakumar, Aranya Naturals

The mentor-disciple relationship is extremely important and, unlike in other art forms, a dancer can rarely change form or guru. - Shashwati Garai Ghosh

Learning today is all about ensuring that you pass in your exams. It isn’t about understanding or learning for just the love of learning. - Byju Raveendran

Every generation expands its definition of equality. – Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook

All development sectors must imbibe the principles of disaster risk management. - Denis McClean, United Nations

The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of this planet. – John F. Kennedy

Startups can learn from BT cotton adoption to successfully scale up agri-tech ventures! - Yashwanth Sandupatla, Ankur Capital Fund

Shared data is the basis of a network of industries— sharing of insights to make tremendous gains for business and society, because no one company can solve this alone. - Inbar Lasser-Raab, Cisco

Enabling Indic content on the internet will lead to a growth of 39 percent with the current internet user base of India. - IAMAI

Women riders are a fast-expanding group in the motorcycle community. - Pallavi Singh, Harley-Davidson India

In Q2 2016, India ranked fifth globally by game downloads. It is expected to surpass both Russia and Brazil in the coming years. – Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

When you cross the line of risk, there is something beautiful and unknown waiting for you. But you have to cross that line. – Aniket, hitchhiker

Some anonymous activity creates positive outcomes though a large part of it creates negativity. - TN Hari, BigBasket

Children are a gift of god. It is hurtful to see that families don’t think twice before abandoning children on the streets. – Prema Lazarus, Miracle Manna Children’s Home

Miracles do happen. - Lalita Ben Bansi

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).