‘Vision is one thing, strategy is another’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

‘Vision is one thing, strategy is another’ – 30 quotes from Indian startup journeys

Monday May 21, 2018,

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From enlightenment to execution, 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 May 14-20 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more insights.

A winning culture always has a learning attitude embedded in it. - Harrish Sairaman

Being a lion will help in building a winning relationship with the investors. - Prashant Pansare, Eagle10 Ventures

No challenge, however big or small, is without a consequence. Thus, the outcome is more important than the process. - Krishna Handa, Claris Capital

If you enjoy a challenge, master the technique and put in the effort to learn the skill. - Deepika Patil

It’s time for HR to be battle-ready, and it’s time to relook, reconsider and redesign the way HR is thinking its strategy around human capital. - Roopank Chaudhary, Aon India

Artists should not always be giving society what it wants – they need to be ahead of society and beyond other forms of communication. - Ekta Singha

One can’t weigh business ethics over profitability and vice versa. - Suresh Prabhu, Union Minister for Commerce and Industry

The new generation of millennial software developers have a natural tendency towards a product DNA. - Unni Nambiar, CASHe

Banking is broken for the 51 million small businesses as traditional business banking services have not focused on the needs of these businesses. - Anish Achuthan, OPEN

Digitalisation is only going to get bigger. And we must reinvent ourselves to stay competitive and relevant. - K Ravi, FKCCI

The digital transformation journey needs to align with five key pillars - security, automation, analytics, integration and being outcome focused. - Vivek Srivastava, Cisco

Young consumers love brands that address their specific interests, and give them a steady stream of content that matches those interests. - Saurabh Kanwar, ATKT.in

Today, technology automation has turned reactive contact centres into proactive customer engagement hubs. - Sameet Gupte, Servion

It is technology startups with modern business models and efficient distribution that will drive actual change at the grassroots level. - Priyanka Kanwar, Kite

Sometimes the dream becomes so large that it might need a larger canvas. - R.Balachandar, Wassup Ondemand

Try many different things because you never know what you are going to like. - Ananth Narayanan, Myntra

Sometimes you are pushed out of your comfort zone when you’re travelling. And that is beautiful because those experiences are priceless. - Anu Acharya, Map My Genome

Riding on technology and globalization, businesses can multiply manifold within a short time. - Parimal Merchant, Global FMB

If your app supports English, Chinese and Spanish, you’re already reaching out to 45 percent of the global users. - Alpi Mantry, Translate By Humans

Slow app speed is a major problem throughout India and Southeast Asia, leading to an unfortunate high rate of abandoned and uninstalled apps. - Shlomi Gian, PacketZoom

Good culture does not just facilitate strategy implementation. It becomes the most powerful strategic tool in itself. - Nandini Vaidyanathan, ‘Start Up, Stand Up’

Organisations must form an Internal Complaints Committee (ICC) and carry out orientation and training programs and seminars for the members. - Rohan Mahajan, LawRato.com

Success depends on market research and relationships with the ecosystem. - Ruchi Sharma, Kalakriti Art Gallery

Change in societal thinking and encouraging value creation at the school level will further raise India’s innovation quotient. - KR Sreenivasan, Infoholic Research

Rajasthan is growing, and businesses should go there because it is a young population that is waiting to experience the digital era. - Mohandas Pai, Aarin Capital

The Indian market contains one of the world’s last remaining pools of high demographic and economic growth. - Sharad Verma, BCG

The arrival of Walmart spells a fresh dawn for Indian startups and ecommerce at large. - Rohan Bhargava, CashKaro.com

It’s not about making money. It’s about demonstrating that global tech innovation is possible, and the possibilities are limitless. - Pravin Bhagwat, Mojo Networks

Resist perfectionism. When you set unrealistic goals for yourself, you’re setting yourself up to fall short. - Dr Rachna Singh, CK Birla Hospital

Vision is one thing, strategy is another - but the ability and agility to execute is even harder. - Ann Sung, Unisys

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).