‘A company without culture cannot build a sustainable business’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao
June 26, 2017, Updated on : Thu Sep 05 2019 07:23:30 GMT+0000
‘A company without culture cannot build a sustainable business’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys
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From capacity to culture, 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 June 19-25 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. 

Companies which have the right genes can always raise funding, even in a somewhat tight market. - K Ganesh, Growth Story

Indian mobile gaming is now where Bollywood was 10 years ago. People were indulging in piracy and not willing to pay. - Vaibhav Gupta, Octro

Can digital health sector produce India’s next Unicorn? – Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

E-commerce product discovery tools represent a multi-billion-dollar opportunity globally. - Raj Dugar, Eight Roads Ventures

There will be tremendous opportunities for IT services companies to align with their customers’ focus around AI. - Praveen Bhadada, Zinnov

Customer-centricity cannot be obtained without innovation, collaboration, and continuous transformation. - Kumar Rajagopalan, Retailers Association of India

Exclusivity is the prime factor since it gives repeat customers. - Arvind Singhal, Technopak Consultancy

Customers are choosing products that deliver flexibility, seamless experience and lifetime cost advantage over perceived financial benefit. - Satyam Kumar, LoanTap

The future is in deep learning and every industry wants data scientists to work on technology platforms that can provide knowledge. - Srikanth Velamakanni, Fractal Analytics

Privacy isn’t about something to hide. Privacy is about something to protect. – Edward Snowden

If VR has to be implemented inside the classroom as a subject, then there is a need to change the curriculum. We have gradually grown from blackboard to VR. - Arvind Mallik, PESITM

A company without culture cannot build a sustainable business. - Krishna Kittu Kolluri, NeoTribe Venture

If there is more patrolling, then men who harass women will be more scared because they know they can be caught. But that’s not a long-term solution, it’s just a first step. - Ranju Mehda, vice-principal, Jaipur

It is sometimes frustrating to see able women who need the money not joining because of societal rules and pressures. - Gaurav Sharma, OBEETEE

One in two women in India has anaemia, something that can be changed with a better diet including more greens. - Archana Stalin, MyHarvest

No one values farmers, there is no one who tries to understand our woes. We are not beggars, we have an occupation, but with no water and financial support, what can we do? - Vitthal Palve, Ahmednagar

There is an urgent need to attach positive symbolism and de-stigmatise the toilet. - Avinash Kumar, Management Development Institute

Despite having several real estate portals, getting a home in India still takes close to a month. - Atur Agarwal, Flathood

Science exhibits fabricated in India are almost entirely focussed on functionality, durability, and safety. However, there is no focus on user experience. - Aparna Vishwananthan, Bookmark Projects

I didn’t choose poetry, poetry chose me. - Alok Vaid-Menon, ‘DarkMatter’

Yoga is not a magic rope. It is a science of holistic living with holistic values. - Dr. Nagaratna

Mysore is the real yoga capital of the world. - Arathi Menon, 'Smart Life'

Everything has been figured out, except how to live. - Jean-Paul Sartre

Imagine tomato trays made from tomato plants, coffee capsules made from agricultural waste of pitted coffee sherry. - Eduardo Gordillo, BioLutions

End of life vehicles need regulation, not only to curb environmentally unsound recycling practices, but to also ensure that resources are brought back to use. - Priti Mahesh, Toxics Link

It’s in the very nature of complex problems that they admit multiple perspectives. - Rajesh Kasturirangan, Azim Premji University

It needs an innate motivation to help the needy, undeterred by the constraints or even resistance. - Sanjay Kumar, Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan

Until now, you had to solve a problem where you were given a question. But now, you had to come up with a question as well. - Anima Anandkumar, Amazon

A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for. – Pete Seeger

Do you say, ‘Yes, this is how things have always been,’ or do you change it? - Avni Sethi, Conflictorium

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).