‘Posters don’t define culture; what you do defines culture’ – 45 quotes from Indian startup journeys

From creativity to culture, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes, excerpts, and stories!

7th Oct 2019
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Launched in 2014, 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 45 gems and insights from the week of September 30 – October 6 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights. See also our compilation of Top 50 Quotes from 2018 here.


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The good thing with entrepreneurship is that sense of creating something from scratch and that joy of working hard to take it to newer heights. - Shalini Gupta


Problems will come and go, but the journey of creating something of your own and helping your spouse in co-creating it is an immensely gratifying one. - Priyanka Gupta


Age is just a number. It’s never too late to follow your passion. - Kewal Kapoor, CHAI Kreative


In our society, where steady income is a benchmark of success, living with uncertainty demands a strong belief in oneself. - Yogita Bhalla


If we stopped worrying about other people’s expectations of us, our lives would be so much more meaningful. - Raga Olga D’silva, ‘Untold Lies’


Keeping your commitments and delivering on time is one single most important difference-maker. - Romil Dhakar, Casa Arte


We have to jump into the competition and prove ourselves every moment. - Taapsee Pannu


To take control of anything, you need an action plan, lest you flit and float through life, and become a bystander to your story. - Apurva Purohit, ‘Lady, You’re the Boss’


Passion is one of the key ingredients to make a good trainer. - Shruthi Jain


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Blockchain will ensure that the ecosystem knows how the assets are working. - Sanjay Kuberkar, Schrocken


Intelligent and automated systems will empower businesses to be more efficient in the coming decade. - Ravi Mehta, Steadview Capital


IoT analytics can unearth new revenue avenues, better customer service, cost reduction and also improved competitive advantage. - Dhaval Sarvaiya, Intelivita


This is a truly exciting time for the legal technology sector - we are at the cusp of the legal sector's very own industrial revolution. - Sarvarth Misra, ContractPodAi


Get your basic mathematics and logic right. Then you can apply any engineering language for any given problem statement with experience and practice. - STS Prasad, Freshworks


The longer the screen time, the higher the possibility to monetise via advertisements. - Mahendra Sharma, Matrubharti Technologies


The spending for cybersecurity in India is less than 10 percent of the overall enterprise spending, a number that is way below the international standards. - Sanjay Sahebrao Katkar, Quick Heal Technologies


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By all indications, this is going to be the biggest festive season that India has witnessed. - Kalyan Krishnamurthy, Flipkart Group


E-commerce has boosted real estate as they are picking up the grade A space with rentals. - Shantanu Mazumder, Knight Frank India


Empowering tens of millions of small businesses to more effectively procure and sell goods is not only a massive business opportunity but will help transform the economy. - Brad Gerstner, Altimeter Capital


We expect to see positive momentum around IPOs in the first half of 2020. - Sandip Khetan, EY India


Indian banking and financial services will be driven to balance credit risk while increasing penetration. - Arun Raghavan, Arali Ventures


Quality and scale will determine success in financial services in the future. - Parth Gandhi, AION Capital


The dining scene in India has changed massively. We have evolved from heavily upholstered interiors and Mughlai cuisines to a minimalistic décor and light flavourful cuisines. - Priyanka Gupta, Hops n’ Grains


Veganism as a way of life is deeply rooted in the Indian ethos. - Kangana Ranaut


India’s education market is huge. The engineering and skillset problems are bigger than what most people think and know. - Austen Allred, Lambda School


If the authorities have not been doing enough, as responsible citizens, we have to shoulder the responsibility and start the repair of these potholes. - Gurbaksh Singh, traffic constable


WhatsApp is the most penetrated social network in small-town India with maximum amount of time spent by a user on this platform. - Divij Goyal, CityMall


Metro startups are mostly concerned about valuation. Non-metro startups, on the other hand, are more about profit. - Saji Gopinath, Kerala Startup Mission


Given that the average person sleeps for a third of their life, the sleep solutions segment has seen little disruption or innovation in India. - Deepak Shahdadpuri, DSG Consumer Partners


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Equal opportunity at the workplace is still a big challenge in the country. - Aruna Newton, Infosys


Women’s purchasing power is on an upward trajectory as women continue to advance in society. - Nobuhiro Katsumata, Wacoal India


Cliched as it sounds, throwing money doesn’t guarantee loyalty. - Utkarsh Biradar, Flatheads


If our costs are low, then we can pass that benefit to the customer and they can save money. - Amit Kumar Agarwal, NoBroker.com


It's important to believe in your model in spite of giants and large investors coming in and pumping money. - Hari Menon, Bigbasket


Finance is the most seductive mistress and several startups have been seduced by it. It is like a drug and its addiction destroys the patient. - Sridhar Vembu, Zoho


No diet exists that will work for all weight problems. The underlying reasons vary, as also the approach should. - Deepa Kannan, PFNR


Solo travel can be liberating, empowering, and a powerful life experience. - Shivya Nath, The Shooting Star


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Whether we like it or not, Bollywood influences a lot of people in our country. Hence, they need to represent something that we want our society to be like. - Radhika Apte


The arts bridge cultures; they're good for the economy, and they're good for fostering empathy and decency. - Julie Andrews


Art is not just about exploration or creativity but is meant to serve a purpose. - Vyshali Acharya


For impact to be sustainable, it must be embedded in the business. - Geeta Goel, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India


Life is not about making money. It is about making a difference to someone, somewhere. - Saurabh Narang, Create4Cause


Either people should recycle plastic in the mountains or take back the plastic waste generated by them. - Deepti Sharma


From deliberate to instinctive, our actions should control our needs and wants, and sustainably work for the good of the environment. - Gomathi Suresh, Gallery Manora


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At the end of the day, people who execute well will be the ones to survive. There will be periods of hyper competition. - Mridul Arora, SAIF Partners


Recruit for culture. The culture of the company is what you have to protect through thick and thin. - Ragy Thomas, Sprinklr


If the senior leadership understands how culture can drive business, the results are magical. - TN Hari and MS Subramanian, Bigbasket


Posters don’t define culture; what you do defines culture. - Deepinder Goyal, Zomato


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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