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‘Pain is temporary but pride is forever’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Madanmohan Rao
2nd Jul 2018
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From strife to success, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these excerpts and stories! StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes fromour articles of this past week (see the previous post here). Share these 30 gems and insights from the week of June 25 -July 1 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

Even if you don’t have answers, ask questions – they will give you direction. - Shivjeet Kullar, NFX Digital

Working smart is definitely needed in a business, but it needs to be teamed up with working hard too. - Akash Korgaonkar, Ruggedian

Building a culture takes time. - Kanu Gupta, Savor

Take your time, cry if you need to. But then have faith that you are the answer to your adversity. - Manasi Joshi, para-athlete

You can’t shy away from training, and in a fast-evolving stage this becomes all the more important. - Amuleek Singh, Chai Point

As Smart Cities define tomorrow’s skyline, education has to lead to solutions that reduce the impact on the earth and focus on sustainovation. - Bakhtawar Krishnan, Inspirus Education

If the skills we teach are not needed in the market, then the whole purpose is lost. - Ramandeep Singh Arora, edWisor

Being with children and inspiring them is the most important goal that an individual should ever dream to accomplish. - Any Mary

People are not changing fast enough, and technology is changing at a frightening speed. - VC Gopalratnam, Cisco

Unlike before, users today have the choice to take charge of their personal privacy in the digital domain. - Vivek Kumar, UpGrad

Social CRM is the next frontier in customer relationship engagement. - Sachin Karweer, HGS Interactive

People with a logistics background find a place in almost every industry. - Kunal Banerji, ALS

The current market size of used cars in India is $16 billion, and is expected to grow to $30 billion by 2022. - Shubh Bansal, Truebil

Public wi-fi has a significant role to play in democratising the Internet and creating a digitally empowered India. - Narayanan Rajagopalan, MarcaTel

In India, customers prefer to meet real people for sales than a do-it-yourself solution, especially in the B2B segment. - Nithin Balaay, TruckSumo

A balance between the three institutions – government, manufacturers, and society – is what India needs to manage its e-waste better. - V. Ranganathan, Cerebra Integrated Technologies

India is now the capital of lifestyle diseases like diabetes and obesity. - Jyotsana Pattabiraman, GrowFit

Automation is now touching upon the so-called ‘knowledge worker’ areas which were once thought to be non-automatable. - Rajesh Kumar R, Mindtree

One needs to understand that the field of computer science research has become very inter-disciplinary today. - Sriram Rajamani, Microsoft Research India

Data isn’t important, insights are more important. - Daisy Chittilapilly, Cisco

When starting a new venture, it is just as important to keep the momentum going once the initial phase of excitement has passed. - Jacqueline Fernandez, Just*F

Revenue is not necessarily the only measure of success. - Narjeet Soni, LeanApps

The small and consistent changes are the ones that have the biggest impact. - Samara Mahindra, CARER

It will take time to build the trust and remove the fear of the unknown. - Aarti Manwani, Good Luck Ventures

Good design is not always costly. - Diane Charbonneau, Design Lab

There is a constant need to improve, not only in creative fields, but in every aspect of life. - Vian Fernandes, Taikkudam Bridge

The balance between functionality and beauty needs to be maintained. - Meghna Agarwal, IndiQube

Just aim to be calm. If you are in that space, you can handle whatever comes your way. - Amuleek Singh Bijral, Chai Point

Pain is temporary but pride is forever. - Lizzie Chapman, ZestMoney

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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