‘The only metrics that matter is your buyer’s feedback’ – 15 quotes of the week on leaders and entrepreneurs

From idea to implementation, witness the memorable journey of entrepreneurs and leaders in these quotes, excerpts, and stories.
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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 edition here). Share these 20 gems and insights from the week of July 25-31 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

See also our pick of Top Quotes of 2021 on Entrepreneurship, Investment, Digital Transformation, Storytelling, The India Opportunity, Pandemic Resilience, Failure Recovery, Design, and Art.

It’s not us who want to climb, I believe it’s the mountain that calls us. - Priyanka Mohite, mountaineer

There are no state lines and borders. All the divides are created by us. - Sirisha Bandla, Astronaut Number 04

A meditation space calls out to you to be regular, allows you to feel calmer, and invites a feeling of trust, surrender, and equilibrium. - Deepa Kannan, PFNR

Sanitisers are for killing bacteria. But they are of no use if your hand is actually dirty. - Puneet Gupta, Clensta

Postpartum haemorrhage remains the leading cause of maternal death globally. - Janhavi Nilekani, Aastrika Foundation

People really, really crave autonomy. And if you give them that autonomy to perform, to do well in their lives, to do well in their careers. - Prashant Pitti, EaseMyTrip

Removing the autonomy and agency of a teacher and attempting to centralise content design and delivery will only mask the problem – the need for truly future-ready teachers. - Pradeep Pillai, OrangeSlates

The future of financial services lies in collaboration. - Naushad Contractor, Fable Fintech

Better credit access can help micro, small, and medium enterprises grow their businesses, while helping growers afford products to improve their yield and quality. - Erkki Aaltonen, Yara Growth Ventures

Half the world is unbanked. And out of that, 800 million are in South Asia. - Seema Prem, FIA Global

Logistics is one of the fastest-growing sectors globally. - Vishal Jain, Roadcast

The problem that the world is facing with single-use plastic today is a menace. - Vaibhav Anant, Bambrew

Stories are layered, alchemical narratives which are deeply enmeshed in our cognitive and social fabrics. It is the most powerful invitation to a conversation. - Latha Vijaybaskar, 'Talk Action'

The dominant trinity model of desirability-feasibility-viability doesn’t do justice to the pursuit of radical, let alone disruptive innovation. - Pavan Soni, 'Design Your Thinking'

The only metrics that matter is your buyer’s feedback and if you can retain your existing customers. - Vishesh Khurana, Shiprocket

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).

Edited by Megha Reddy

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