‘You have to nurture leaders if you are dreaming big’ – 50 quotes from Indian startup journeys

‘You have to nurture leaders if you are dreaming big’ – 50 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Monday November 13, 2017,

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From dreams to destinations, 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 50 gems and insights from the week of November 6 – 12 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

Messaging is a core feature of any transaction. - Deepak Abbot, Paytm

Blockchain possibilities are versatile and implicit to literally all industries. - Neeraj Athalye, SAP

Of the 971 Internet of Things (IoT) startups in India, 536 are registered in Bengaluru. - IoT Startup Directory 2017

Apps are the future. - Abhik Saha, Arnabhik Corp

The mass adoption of high-end mobile devices will give the Indian gaming ecosystem ample opportunity to innovate. - Quentin Staes-Polet, Unity Technologies

Free data from functional silos. Focus on identifying sources of unstructured data and real time data. - Abhijit Bhaduri, ‘The Digital Tsunami’

There has to be a global consortium to fight global digital attacks. - Gulshan Rai, Chief Information Security Officer, Government of India

Customers will manage 85% of their relationship with the enterprise without interacting with a human, by 2020. – Gartner research

Today’s car is quickly becoming the ultimate computing device. - Satya Nadella, Microsoft

India has great opportunity for New Retail to take off. - Daniel Zhang, Alibaba

India is flourishing with intellectual capacity and monetary support to back up progressive ideas. - Sharad Sharan, Dream Sports Fields

Manufacturing in India is the world of SMEs. - Asish Mohapatra, OfBusiness

Co-living is not a fad; it’s already becoming a sustainable category in the real estate sector. - Viral Chhajer, StayAbode

The biggest problem facing the foodtech sector today is efficiency. India is a low-ticket size, low-margin canvas. - Deepinder Goyal, Zomato

Dish ratings and reviews don’t make sense unless they are made by someone who has similar taste as the reader. - Kishan Vasani, dishq

The disabled are treated with charity and not with economic empowerment. - Jitender Aggarwal, Sarthak Educational Trust

India will be safe only when our children are safe. - Kailash Satyarthi, Bachpan Bachao Andolan

Despite one non-profit organisation for 400 people, India faces chronic socio-economic inequalities. - Abhishek Saini, Those in Need

Kanjli is the only wetland in Punjab which has Utricularia, a carnivorous plant that eats insects. - Neelima Jerath, DSTE

As a startup, it becomes imperative to have strong focus around listening to your first users and build atop that feedback loop. - Saikrishna VK, Scapic

Solver-teams is a mindset (not structural) evolution over typical cross-functional teams. - Ajay Shrivastava

We need basic products requiring innovation in bridging the access-aspiration gap. - Sanjot Malhi, Matrix Partners

Innovation is not about alignment. It is about constructive conflict – positive tension. - Jeff and Staney DeGraff, ‘The Innovation Code’

We are excited to invent; sometimes disruptions happen during the process. - Jeff A. Wilke, Amazon

Each positive moment we share with others is love. - Parul Mittal, ‘Let’s Have Coffee’

The most successful companies typically have more than one monetisation stream. - Greg Moran, Zoomcar

Turning a deaf ear is a pretty effective way to gag the self-righteous brigade. - Khushnuma Daruwala, ‘50 Cups of Coffee’

In the last 10 years, the non-farm economy in rural areas has become equal or bigger to the agriculture economy. - Manish Khera, FINO Paytech

Instead of promoting solar pumps individually, the government could promote dual systems, where electric or diesel power is used to supplement irrigation. - Rameshwar Singh, HAREDA

The only good thing is that demonetisation and GST are bringing a large portion of the economy into the digital economy. - CM Grover, IBS Fintech

Recovery is slow because of the new disruption in the form of GST. In the short term, there could be a loss of business opportunities because of lack of capital in the informal markets. - Anil Bhardwaj, FISME

Shifting consumer behaviour to induce trial of electronic instruments and building trust and habit is the key. – Amazon India

India’s digital payments journey is on a high growth trajectory. - Rohan Mahadevan, PayPal

The unbanked is the large market opportunity. - Randall Aluwi, Tokopedia

Consumerisation of bank IT is a big business opportunity. - Nitin Rakesh, Mphasis

There is no lack of talent in our country, but without proper career information, many students miss out. - Joginder Rohilla, Sanskriti

A few people don’t believe a homegrown domestic brand can be as good as foreign brands. However, this perception is quickly changing. - Rajiv Sheth, All Good Scents

Real success comes from vision and commitment. - Dhruva Mistry, sculptor

Add value to the people who work for you. People don’t come to work just for salaries. - Apurva Purohit, Jagran Prakashan Group

Solutions that emerge from a collaborative process like mediation are usually win/win. - Tara Ollapally, OMP

Collaboration is what produces a win in today’s world, no matter how good you are at what you do. - Prabhakar Mundkur, HGS Interactive

Brands that do not see the future coming usually do not have one. - Jean-Marie Dru, ‘The Ways to New’

The entry point to culture and heritage for majority of enthusiasts is through travel. Heritage walks have recently become the favourite method for explorers. - Vaibhav Chauhan, Sahapedia

A successful company is not a one-man show. You have to nurture leaders if you are dreaming big. - Preetham Singh, Agni Steps Dance Academy

You do not need to run a trust to change lives – you can start right away. People who need help are all around you – all you have to do is extend a helping hand. - Harakchand Savla, Jeevan Jyot Cancer Relief and Care Trust

Modern markets are based on greed. We want consumers to consume more and more goods and services. – Devdutt Patnaik

You are the culmination of your own life experiences. – Satya Nadella, Microsoft

Mass-produced products are unhealthy and do not have the same taste as home-made pickles do. - Niharika Bhargava, The Little Farm

Breast cancer is not only the most commonly occurring cancer in India, it occurs in one in 28 women over their lifetime. - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Biocon

People tend to accept chronic problems as a part of life, rather than seek solutions or work on prevention. - Jai Dhar Gupta, Nirvana Being

Positivity at all times is a key ingredient for any entrepreneur. – K. Vaitheeswaran, ‘Failing to Succeed’

When you get one good employee and offer him a chance at growth, you automatically enhance your brand in the eyes of other employees. - Sagar Daryani, Wow! Momo

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).