Oprah Winfrey was right when she said, “Don’t worry about success. Worry about being significant and the success will naturally follow”.
Here are ten powerful quotes from Indian entrepreneurs that will recharge your energies and once again encourage you to dream big!
Crackverbal is a startup offering GMAT and GRE coaching and application services.
Author’s Take: What Arjun said is absolutely true. When I got the chance to work on an arts and crafts startup, my first day at work entailed safai, jhaado and duster intact! There is no peon going to hand you chai in the initial days of your startup, so be prepared to take on the fancies and the frivolities, both with equal responsibility.
Saumil Majumdar is personally engaged with over 100,000 children, 50,000 parents and over 200 schools in the sports domain over the last decade. He is an alumnus of IIT Mumbai and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Author’s Take: Many business owners boast about the turnover of their enterprises, but according to Saumil, rightly, the word reeks of vanity. Profit is still a more realistic interpretation of how a business is performing. But the real thing is definitely the cash.
What: Freshdesk is a cloud-based customer support software that lets you support customers through traditional channels like phone and email. It serves some 30,000 customers worldwide including Hugo Boss, UNICEF, Good Reads, University of Pennsylvania, etc.
Author’s Take: Girish’s comments once again remind us of the need to be good to others, even if you are exceptional at what you do.
Venture Partner, Seed Fund; Advisor at Ojas Venture Partners, Sanjay has over 25 years experience as entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, angel investor, teacher, advisor and mentor. He is an advisor to early stage funds and also overlooks a social fund.
Author’s Take: Any entrepreneur who is more interested in the money than his own vision of his product is not a true entrepreneur. When you are pitching to VCs or even to a customer, what you should sell is not just the product, but your vision, your dream.
Kalpana Rao of Pari’s created a specialty store in Bangalore that deals in clothes made up of natural, environment-friendly dyes.
Author’s Take: For all those who sometimes get bogged down in the long, tiresome and lonesome journey of entrepreneurship, this one is for you!
RJS is a leading game and app development company based out of Kolkata, India.
Author’s Take: Involve customers and your social community whenever you can. One reason why the AAP was hailed as a disruptive political party when it started was that it involved its supporters whenever it could. Learn from that.
For those awesome companies that want to attract the finest minds and play the game beyond HR, plugHR drives hiring, motivation and performance, and automates people management in minutes. It also innovates for culture development in organizations.
Author’s Take: Any organization that really wants to succeed loses or wins half the battle if it is able or not able to hire the right talent. Therefore, don’t just account the experience and qualifications of the person, peer inside and try to hire him for the person that you make of him.
Practo is an innovative health startup which schedules appointments of patients with doctors online. Practo’s technology significantly improves patient experience and allows better functioning of clinics.
Author’s Take: As a new startup, you should polish the product and make it such that customers are themselves pulled by the magnetism of the product. A sales officer/team should be set up only to scale operations later.
GoodWorkLABS is a new-age boutique software lab offering solutions in Software Development, Mobile Apps and Games, UX and UI Design and enterprise solutions.
Author’s Take: The home loans, car loans and other things your batch mates and colleagues are managing will be a struggle for another day’; for now, you’ve got a baby at hand!
Vaatsalya is an award winning social enterprise, focused on building a network of hospitals in Tier II and Tier III towns in India.
Author’s Take: Be a firm believer in the adage that winners aren’t those who never fall, but those stand up and fight again!
This article was originally published in MensXP.com
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