‘Dexterity is in your mind, not just in your fingers’ – 50 quotes from Indian startup journeys


From willpower to dexterity, witness the memorable journey of Indian entrepreneurship in these quotes, excerpts and tales!


Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly function from YourStory, that includes notable quotable quotes in our articles of this previous week (see the earlier submit right here). Share these 50 gems and insights from the week of January 14-20 with your colleagues and networks, and verify again to the unique articles for extra insights. See additionally our compilation of Prime 50 Quotes from 2018 right here.

Your time is greatest spent and you’ve got the most important probability for fulfillment when you have just a couple of merchandise or one product to focus on. – George Mathew, Seekdefo

A self-driven, gifted, and targeted staff might be your greatest asset. – Manisha Raisinghani, LogiNext

As an entrepreneur, hiring, nurturing and retaining expertise is as essential as constructing a enterprise. – Deepak Sahni, Healthians

Because the organisation matures and the management group matures, tradition not solely defines imaginative and prescient however ensures that the imaginative and prescient itself is aligned to the org tradition each in articulation and execution. – Nandini Vaidyanathan, ‘Entrepedia’

All of us have a sphere of affect.  It may be giant if one is a public determine, however its energy can’t be underestimated even when it is sufficiently small to impression a number of. – Vidya Shah, EdelGive Basis

Angel buyers who help innovation by making dangerous investments are incentivised in many nations however right here in India they really feel harassed. – iSPIRT, LocalCircles

The requirement of an investor having a returned revenue of at the very least Rs 50 lakh or a internet value of at the least Rs 2 crore might, in many instances, be too massive an ask for the friends-and-family spherical of angel funding and for small-budget buyers. – Alok Patnia, Taxmantra

The subsequent wave of innovation for India is being pushed by the tech depth of corporations – the way you mix speedy adoption of leading edge tech with your firm’s personal distinctive tech and enterprise capabilities. – Anant Maheshwari, Microsoft India

The Indian schooling system lacks the pressure to utilise expertise for fixing actual world issues. – Parag Gore, Field of Science

Indian customers are educated and use numerous apps to avail totally different providers. Nevertheless, consciousness of monetary merchandise continues to be low. – Upasana Taku, MobiKwik

Patented medicines all the time have a requirement in the market. – Arpan Debasis, Medicento

As we enter 2019, increasingly Indians are anticipated to think about the choice of giving their houses a sensible twist by embracing trendy know-how. – Pulak Satish Kumar, Puresight Methods

Agriculture is evolving, with one boot firmly planted in the mud and one hand holding a cell phone. The farmer is certainly on the epicentre of a digital agriculture revolution. – Manav Garg, Eka Software program Options

At the moment, on-line jewelry gross sales are lower than one % of the whole gross sales; in developed markets it is greater than 5 %. However that is altering now. – Rebekkah Kumar, FourSeven

Because of telcos, everyone understands the pre-paid idea now. – Lathika Regunathan, Mimo Applied sciences

The long-term answer is to make sure applicable vitamin requirements in the nation by way of nutrition-rich meals in addition to the fitting interventions by means of schooling, sanitation, poverty alleviation, well being. – T Madhusudhan Rao, Tata Trusts

Mother and father are not discerning. They take a look at faculties in phrases of infrastructure, computer systems and English talking, not in phrases of studying. – Ragini Bajaj Chaudhary, Grey Issues Capital

The yr 2018 was the yr of the Instagrammer and the Social media traveller. Everybody with an Instagram account and an inexpensive telephone was an ‘influencer’. – Rishabh Manot, Questerra

In a quick rising mobile-first world, travellers anticipate airways to undertake new know-how and shopper experiences throughout pre and post-booking. – Rajnish Kumar, ixigo

We’re poised to develop from auto-rickshaws to air rickshaws. – Jayant Sinha, Minister of State for Civil Aviation

In contrast to the western world, little focus is given in the direction of a traveller’s expertise at a heritage website in India. – Pankaj Manchanda, Augtraveler

Outfitted with partaking content material and seamless incorporation of ads, podcasts supply the nostalgia of radio with an enriched listening expertise. – Gautam Raj Anand, Hubhopper

If the final century was about democratisation of consumption, this century is going to be about democratisation of creation. – Surya Vanka, Pune Design Pageant

From healthcare to actual property, public transport or F&B, not a single business has been left untouched by the ecommerce magic wand. – Ankit Garg,

Braille books come with out diagrams, and every little thing is depending on the trouble of the instructor. – Piyush Channana, Raised Strains basis

Voice recognition and IoT have altered enterprise and purchaser expectations. – Vikash Kumar,

A voice-based bot powered by synthetic intelligence might assist facilitate entry to authorities providers, resembling utility invoice funds, provident fund stability and revenue tax filings. – Virender Jeet, Newgen Software program

When chatbots first got here, there was a whole lot of hype. Everybody thought they have been constructing the subsequent Jarvis and the world can be AI-powered. However that didn’t occur. – Aakrit Vaish, Haptik

Customers need to have conversations even when it’s with the web. And a dialog that occurs in common language as an alternative of codified instructions makes for a a lot better expertise. – Mihir Mohan, Pitstop

Although 95 % of the workforce and 90 % of development prices reside on the venture website, virtually all present enterprise purposes for development cater to the workplace setting. – Roby Kurien, QwikSpec

With the enactment of Biometrics know-how, the digital monetary transaction system might be forged to grow to be safer, trusted, user-friendly, reasonably priced, secure and superior. – Rutva Safi, Mantra Softech India

On-line SaaS startups can market to, purchase, onboard, and repair a bigger variety of clients with fewer assets than offline SaaS startups. This makes on-line SaaS a extra scalable strategy. – Adam Walker, Montane Ventures

The way forward for know-how is not merely a matter of manipulating what is recognized in the world of science into new sorts of merchandise. – David Hanson

There’s content material on the market with an deliberately mistaken motive, technically labelled as disinformation in addition to misinformation, which is just flawed content material. – Vasudeva Varma, IIIT-Hyderabad

Design is area of interest, but it is more and more seen as a recreation changer. Design schooling, design-led artistic manufacturing, and design-led startups are the highest three alternatives for designers in India. – Ashish Deshpande, ADI

Design is a community builder, driver of collaborative creativity, and voice of the corporate to the client. – Kevin Gilboe, 3M

Nice UX might be that distinguishing issue that ensures that an organisation’s services or products isn’t misplaced to competitors. – Sharan Grandigae, Redd Expertise Design

The important thing is not just promoting, but in addition delivering on distinctive buyer expertise. – Suresh Sambandam, KiSSFLOW

It’s not about fixing issues anymore — it’s about delivering worth. – Everett McKay, ‘Intuitive Design’

In life, the one ensures are demise and taxes. For all the things else, there’s indemnity. – Siddarth Pai, 3one4 Capital

Individuals like to root for the underdog. – Ishan Goel

To bootstrap and construct for the long run with none exterior funding requires lots of endurance and sacrifice in the early years. – Vijay Ram Kumar, Automatad

It very troublesome to be disciplined when you’re engaged on your personal. – Rahul Dua

Discover your ardour earlier than you dive into it fulltime. – Ruby Jhunjhunwala, artist

Whether or not it is Kashmir or Kanyakumari, music is past language. – Yawar Abdal

Coworking areas will incorporate extra parts of nature to create a ravishing work haven. They may work in the direction of serving to staff loosen up to reinforce productiveness. – Neetish Sarda, Smartworks

We’ve got to understand that we’re interdependent and we’re far more dependent upon the ecological stability that has given rise to the flourishing of civilisation. – Al Gore, ‘An Inconvenient Fact’

We’ve got to maneuver in the direction of larger international cooperation. Worldwide commerce solely brings nations nearer. – Sudeep Malhotra, AIESEC

Life is all of the concerning the decisions you make when alternatives come up. – Vivek Mehta, MAS Manufacturers

Happiness comes from a way of achievement and genuine expression of your self. Take heed to your internal voice, it is going to open up a brand new world for you. – Anubha Jaswal, ceramic artist

Dexterity is in your thoughts, not just in your fingers. – Gautam Karajgi, Anandwan

YourStory has additionally revealed the pocketbook ‘Proverbs and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a artistic and motivational information for innovators (downloadable as apps right here: Apple, Android).