‘Disrupt or expect to disrupted’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

By Madanmohan Rao|9th Oct 2017
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From development to disruption, 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 October 2-9 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

High performance starts with a strong team. - Kulmeet Bawa, Adobe India

Great leaders create great organisations, and great organisations create great ecosystems that create a great leader. – Devdutt Pattanaik

Being competent is not enough to be successful. People have to want to work with you to make you successful. - Abhijit Bhaduri, ‘The Digital Tsunami’

When people act in good intention, they eventually get it right. - Swaminathan S, IRIS

You cannot have everything at once. It’s time you know how much your time is worth. - Omkar Kulkarni, Edugild

E-commerce is a small portion in the large retail play and the future is in integrating experiences. - Mukul Bafana, Arvind Internet

Two global e-commerce majors pumping in money into the country is definitely good news for the industry. - Mrigank Gutgutia, RedSeer Consulting

The Indian ecosystem has to develop further and mature to see the kind of acquisitions we see on a global level. - Devendra Agarwal, Dexter Capital

The BFSI industry in India is clearly at an inflection point. – Rana Kapoor, YES Bank

Programming and computing give me the power to do things I can’t at my age. - Ahan Sabharwal, 17-yeard old coder

For large appliances, after-sale support is as important as pre-sales. - Adarsh Menon, Flipkart

For second-hand products, India has a low-trust market. - Rohit Ramasubramanian, Zefo

A $100 pizza party with friends could mean an annual fee for educating a rural child in India. - Nivi Jaswal, Virsā

Poverty is our number one challenge. It doesn’t matter where you are, what you do. It is the intent of making a change that matters. - Jayant Rastogi, Magic Bus

There’s no better feeling than to rescue and rehabilitate an animal. The joy you get after you find them a home is unmatchable. - Shravan Krishnan, Hotel for Dogs

All artists have an obligation to use their work to make this world a better place. – Ricky Kej

Women and girls are the most potentially capable untapped resource on the face of the earth. - Sheikha Arwa Al Qassimi

The beauty of a cloud telephony system is that it can easily adapt to the turns and tussles of the company. - Keshor Daga, Big V Telecom

IoT and big data are playing a big role in ensuring efficiency, load visibility and monitoring of the field staff and trucks. - Deepu Chandran, Pikkol

Today, it’s not only cars that have IoT but cows as well. - Govindaraj Avasarala, Vodafone

If you don’t fall in love with the problem, then chances are that you won’t find the best solutions. - Nikhil Rungta, Intuit

The entire ecosystem is like a jugalbandi. What causes an algorithm to come out of a research lab and be actually usable? Humans working with machines. - Jai Natarajan, iMerit

Nobody loves data entry. Mobile CRM is loved by all because it reduces or eliminates data entry work. - Limesh Parekh, Enjay IT Solutions

IT today is about performance and not maintenance, yet 80 percent of an IT budget is spent on maintenance and infrastructure management. - Mark Hurd, Oracle

We need to create 100 million jobs. Tech and automation are likely to cause a huge disruption in the country. - Sanjay Anandaram, investor

There is a huge scope for the Indian startup ecosystem with regard to blockchain technology and they should not miss the bus. - Wolfgang Bergthaler, lab10

MSMEs with a digital presence have grown up to two times faster than their offline counterparts. - Sirish Kumar, Telr

In recent years, there seems to be a growing awareness towards a healthy lifestyle, rather than just preventive care. - Sanjay Anandaram, mentor

We have two homes — our bodies and the environment — and we must take care of both. - Deepanjali Dalmia, HeyDay

Radio’s like a close friend – informative, entertaining and interactive. It gives you a great perspective of the people of your city. - RJ Jane

The world is moving on to a collaborative model of consumption. - Ashwarya Singh, Drivezy

Disruptions can happen with the smallest of ideas. - Reggie Bradford, Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator Program

Disrupt or expect to disrupted. - Deepak Visweswaraiah, NetApp

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).