“Each unsuccessful attempt adds essential learnings to the next innovation” – 25 travel quotes from Indian startups


Launched in 2014, HistoryCocks is a weekly column of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see the previous post here). Share these 25 gems and ideas for the week of May 31 – June 6 with your colleagues and networks, and check back to the original articles for more information. See also our special compilation of quotes related to India coronavirus responses here.

Today we have 23.3% of women in the workplace, compared to 42.7% twenty years ago. This is alarming in the context of the Indian business ecosystem. – Upgrade

Organizations must move forward and drive inclusive teams and mindsets, gender sensitive processes and mentor and coach women. – Sonica Aron, Walking sheep

It is much more difficult to be a woman entrepreneur per se; it becomes more difficult to be a mompreneur. – Sonia Agarwal Bajaj, Whiz League

People with disabilities and other marginalized groups in India do not have a fair chance of employment. – Ankit Tripathi, Uneako

To grow, you need to have the right attitude of acceptance and learning. – Sakshi Chhapolia, Aaiena

Happiness comes from being who you really are instead of who you think you are meant to be. – Shonda Rhimes

When you engage in activities like theater and public speaking, your communication skills develop differently in your adult life. – Deepti Sahi, LessonLeap

The traditional is beautiful. – Pooja Rajput, Chidiyaa

People demand wellness solutions that not only help them manage their fitness, but also take care of their end-to-end wellness, including mental, financial and social well-being. -Amaresh Ojha, Gympik

Sustainability is increasingly becoming a key attribute of employability as Millennials and Gen Z seek greater purpose in their work. – Nivruti Rai, Intel India

Creating an Indian environment with fresh air to breathe, clean water to drink, nutritious food without anyone going hungry and a way to take care of everyone’s health, should be the priority for you and me on this environmental day. – Ratan Tata

If you cut down a forest, it doesn’t matter how many sawmills you have if there are no more trees. – Susan George

India produces over 900 million tonnes of food waste per year. It is mainly managed by landfilling or composting. Landfilling is a highly polluting, dangerous and cumbersome process. In addition, 25% of all recyclable products are contaminated through food waste. – Ankit Alok Bagaria, Loopworm

India’s shallow debt markets provide a huge opportunity for asset managers with the ability to bridge the gap between perceived risk and actual risk. – Soumendra Ghosh, Vivriti Asset Management

There is an abundance of good start-up ideas and enthusiasm in our country. -Pravesh Mehta

For an ecosystem to mature, you need exits, acquisitions, and strategic investors in smaller companies. – Nandini Mansighka, Mumbai Angel Network

For investments in nature to be profitable models, businesses will need to evolve. This can only happen if the products and services are compatible with the technology. – Amit Banka, WeNaturalists

Collecting more money than you need will cause you to splurge more. Sooner or later you will lose your financial prudence. – Sanjay Mehta, 100X.VC

Fundraising is an input, not an outcome. It’s a catalyst for us to really do what we want to do, and while it acts as an endorsement, it also brings the responsibility of delivering 10X returns to our investors and partners. – Bhavin Turakhia, Zeta

The success of a startup depends heavily on how quickly you can integrate the required specialist knowledge and channel it towards the achievement of business goals. – Saurabh Srivastav, Spardha

It is acceptable, and necessary, to challenge existing business models in order to broaden the perception of what is possible now. – Adeola Enigbokan

Good designers hope to be right. Great designers want to be wrong. You learn a lot more that way. -Andy Budd

Each unsuccessful attempt adds essential learnings to the next innovation, and one of them is bound to work and become important. – Beerud Sheth, Gupshup

YourStory also published the paperback “Proverbs and quotes for entrepreneurs: a world of inspiration for startups” as a creative and motivating guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).

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