‘Be a hero-maker, not a hero’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys
From excellence to leadership, 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 4-10 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.
Teams that have changed the world took more risks than others. - Nikhil Rungta, Intuit India
Do not judge yourself for not being able to handle everything, but acknowledge the strength it takes to rely on other people. - Tanya Vasunia, Mpower
Success comes from impact, and not just fame. – VG Narendra, Indian Institute of Cartoonists
Reaching the top never means the end of learning, but in fact is the beginning of new learning. - Harrish Sairaman
Creative works can impact everyone around them. - Lakshmi Nambiar, Shrishti Art Gallery
Art is therapy and it can enhance the education we are providing for our children. - Anjali Jain, Kala Drishti
While the IT and mobile revolutions march on in India, the manufacturing industry is in danger of being left behind. - Sudhir Nayar, Cisco India
IoT has given organisations the power to improve their customer services by personalising everything more than it was possible a decade ago. - Vivek Kumar, UpGrad
Information technology will not only benefit people but help the government bring in order and discipline at work. - Akhil Arora, Principal Secretary, IT, Rajasthan
The rise of AI and deep tech is playing to Canada’s strengths with its talent pool, and opening up opportunities for scale-up in North America. - Vartika Manasvi, imeyou
There have been some great ideas coming from the IISc. The question is, will Indian tech scale up? It is important for these businesses to be supported by the Indian VC ecosystem. - C S Murali, IISc-Society for Innovation and Development
Innovation should not be treated as a buzzword, it should be embedded in the DNA of organisations ranging from startups to large enterprises. - John Vetan, Design Sprint Academy
Innovation and entrepreneurship requires creativity, hard work and endurance to succeed. - Ratan N Tata, Tata Trusts
2018 looks to be the birth-year of regtech, technologies designed to service the regulatory obligations of companies. - Brendan Tobin, Ecanvasser
GDPR could be an opportunity for Indian companies to stand out as leaders in providing privacy compliant services and solutions. - Srinivas Rao, Aujas
Everything starts with good customer experience. If you have that, traffic comes. - Gopal Pillai, Amazon India
Journalism is about trying to understand the deep undercurrents in society that lead to certain outcomes. - Lydia Polgreen, HuffPost
Digital has moved up from being something nice to put on PowerPoints to now being an integral part of the advertising strategy. - Ashish Bhasin, Dentsu Aegis Network
Treat medicines as your servant. You shouldn’t let them become your master. - Dr Sivaramakrishna Iyer Padmavati
There is an urgent need for bringing in technological solutions for reducing pollution. - Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Paytm
De-centralised waste segregation at the household level is the one-stop solution to all the problems of waste management. - Anant Tiwari, Paryavaran Mitra
It takes a mere 200 seconds to finish a drink with a straw, which then takes over 200 years to decompose. - Kanishka Poddar, Mulberry Lifestyle
The environment and its conservation isn’t a government objective alone, and this burden should all be carried equally by all of us. - Gagan Vermani, MYSUN
People are not interested solely in motivational content anymore. They need something that can help them learn something as well as motivate them at the same time. - Eklovey Verma, Creating Talks
Millennials want to feel good about their work. They value authenticity and therefore want to work with companies that help them create an impact on society. - Anuradha Bharat, Razorpay
Learning should not stop at any cost. - Kush Beejal, NeoStencil
Every failure pushes you to work harder towards success. - Priti Rathi Gupta, Ishka Films
There is no shortcut to hard work and success. - Piyush Mishra
Be a hero-maker, not a hero. - Lisa Goldman and Kate Purmal, 'The Moonshot Effect'
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