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‘Entrepreneurship depends not just on your ability but also on your appetite’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
9th Jul 2018
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From ability to appetite, 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 July 2-8 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

Once you let the inner shackles disappear, the whole world is out there, waiting to be conquered. - Sheenam Ohrie, Dell IT

Get big things done; never be irrelevant. - Anuj Srivastava, Livspace

Business success is not just from money but from the quality of the relationships you develop. - Dan Klein, Petit Musee

Bring the same energy every day as if it was your first day. - Vishnu Vengala, FreshersBuddy

It is great to have goals and be inspired to do more, but the most important thing to remember is to be happy with what you are doing and stay in the moment. - Sarah Todd, My Restaurant in India

Practice makes perfect; the only way to develop your eye is to keep looking. - Mark London, ELG

Insurance technology is a big industry with a large profit pool, and consumer maturity (to technology) is such that genuine disruption can happen. - Yashish Dahiya, PolicyBazaar

Logistics adds on a competitive edge for e-tailers as it provides a higher degree of control over cost and customer inflow. - Verun Rastogii, Mufubu

As products become more diverse, ecommerce will need to optimise the supply chain to be delivered as quickly as possible to the customers. - Nicko Widjaja, MDI Ventures

Whether it is lead generation or content marketing, reaching the target audience through conversational marketing is the newfound Midas for companies. - Vipul Garg, Morph.ai

Technology is making the fragmented technology sector come together by connecting gaps considered normal in the pre-tech era. - Piyush Tandon, Meratask

The fintech threat to the banking industry is no longer a headline. It is close to an accord. - Shantanu Agarwal, Paisalo Digital

Tech-enabled financial and lending products such as P2P lending are not just for borrowers, but are also an emerging asset class for investors. - Rajat Gandhi, Faircent

If IoT has to take off as an entire sector, India needs to get its hardware act together. - Jaimin Shah, NASSCOM

India is a super important market but it also is a super tough market. - Pepijn Rivers, Booking

The average time a person spends in traffic in urban centres in India is three months per year. - Sameer Garde, Cisco India

There is plenty of untapped potential towards delivering technological innovation at every individual’s doorstep in India. - Manu Jain, Xiaomi

While India has pole-vaulted into global leadership in the mobile broadband space, the country lags significantly in fixed-line broadband. - Mukesh Ambani, Reliance Jio

At just one percent of US population, Indians contribute to one-third of Silicon Valley startups. - Atul Nishar, TiE

Every fifth shoe you see in the world is made in India. - Veena Ashiya, Monrow Shoes

A student today is as much a consumer as a scholar. - Ravi Bhalla, BlackBeltHelp

Having a human-centric approach while designing a business process can help in thinking from a broader aspect and foresee unseen challenges. - Aakash Jethwani, Artha Creative Studio

The basic aim of cultivation is never only harvesting . It is an attempt to make our lifecycle complete. - Babu Parambath, Niravu

Earlier technology came to the farmers as harvesters and transplanters, but now they are opening up to digital services. - Ashutosh Tiwari, AgroNxt

Child labour cannot be eradicated until work continues to win over school in a choice between the two. - Puja Marwaha, CRY

Millennial women exude confidence like never before, ready to break through the old boys’ networks and make a mark of their own. - Vani Kola, Kalaari Capital

With young entrepreneurs taking the plunge into building their own brands, they have a younger audience to cater to, which is larger than any market in the world. - Harminder Sahni, Wazir Advisors

The best leaders know when it is time to draw on the wisdom of experience and when it is time to think anew. - Liz Wiseman, ‘Multipliers’

Human beings are, by nature, entrepreneurs and should not be slotted into a “salaried” job. - Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus

Entrepreneurship depends not just on your ability but also on your appetite to take the plunge and live on the edge indefinitely. - Sahil Vaidya, The Minimalist

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).


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