‘The internet gives you the ability to shatter boundaries’ – 20 quotes of the week on digital transformation

From digital change to Digital India, this series of quotes from the week of August 3-10 captures the tech impacts that are sweeping across the world.

Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature from YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles of this past week. This special series of quotes focuses on the increasing impact of digital media in India and around the world (see the previous post here). Share these 20 gems and insights with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

The internet gives you the ability to shatter boundaries and the power to do anything. - Ajay Data, Datamail

Every decade we see an extraordinary company that becomes a generational company, and it all starts with a simple idea - to build what users love. - Rajan Anandan, Sequoia India

Your customers have access to the internet 24x7. A business should make use of this opportunity – listen to what the stakeholders and customers are saying about your brand, and use their inputs to build your brand message better. - Shahnawaz Karim, UlkaGear

A lot of ICT based businesses (including startups) are now realising the importance of IP. - Tarun Kumar Bansal, Sagacious IP

Indian jewellery stores have a tendency to showcase more designs through pamphlets and pictures, than physically. - Maghna Saraogi, StyleDotMe

While India has seen rampant growth across several segments, the economic upliftment from technological advancements is yet to permeate all stratas of the society. - Nandan Nilekani, Infosys

Flexibility has always been a vital aspect of job opportunities for job seekers, especially millennials, who today make up over half of India's working population. - Sashi Kumar, Indeed India

Edtech can be built from a Tier-III city as well, since most of the work is online. - Shubham Agarwal, BharatClass

AI-powered deep learning algorithms are best suited to identify gaps in the candidates’ learning cycle and provide customised content to meet an individual’s need. - Shantanu Rooj, Schoolguru Eduserve

The age-old B.Ed curriculum has failed to prepare teachers for the 21st century, and has made them dependent on on-the-job learning. - Rishabh Khanna, Suraasa

Digital assessment will give a clearer picture of student’s strength areas and weak areas. - Varun Gupta, Avendus Capital

Children have a short attention span, and the things that grab their attention are things with quick gratification loops. Of all the different types of engineering specialisations around, coding does that. - Anshul Bhagi, CAMP K12

It is a human tendency in patients to seek medical advice face to face with the doctor and derive satisfaction. - Satish Kannan, DocsApp

Digital broking firms are showing unprecedented growth - partly because offline channels are unavailable and partly because massive correction in the equity markets is attracting new investors. - Rajat Agarwal, Matrix Partners India

A lot of people are conscious about sharing their true feelings on social media due to the apprehension of being judged. Hence, they simply tend to paint a rosy picture of their lives. - Drishti Gupta, Now & Me

Social media is no more only social media. It has become a media for commerce. - Vivek Bindra, Bada Business

The process of shopping itself might shift completely into the virtual arena while physical stores and restaurants turn into experiential and recreational joints. - Kaushal Thakkar, INFIDIGIT

Connectivity has changed everything in retail. Today we sell groceries on social media platforms. - Vineet Rao, DealShare

There is an exploding trend of short videos consumption. - Prashant Pansare, Eagle10 Ventures

The whole digital transformation has accelerated by several years. - Rashmi Gopinath, B Capital Group

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Edited by Megha Reddy