‘Entrepreneurship is not a job. It’s a mindset’ – 20 quotes of the week on leaders and entrepreneurs


launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, featuring notable citable quotes in our articles for the past week (see previous issue here). Share these 20 gems and insights from the week of September 12-18 with your peers and networks, and check out the original articles for more insights.

See also our selection Top Quotes of 2021 on entrepreneurship, investing, digital transformation, storytelling, opportunity in India, pandemic resilience, disaster recovery, design and art.

Product-Market-Fit is not when customers stop complaining and are completely satisfied. You will never stop complaining. You will never be completely satisfied. Product-market fit is when they stop walking. – Casey Winters, Eventbrite

Show your customer what’s at stake if they don’t go consistent—the adverse effects of the use of chemically manufactured products on human health and the environment. – Aditya Ruia, Beco

A mix of asset classes, which tend to have low correlation to each other can potentially be a good way to generate returns while managing volatility. – Ashish Naik, Axis Investment Funds

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As a leader, you can’t keep people busy trying to please you. – Nishtha Satyam, UN Women

In the new age, leadership is about human dynamics and the way we connect with each other. – Sukanya Padmanabhan, Swiss Re

In order to create a uniform code of conduct, companies must define the framework within which management can make decisions on dealing with internal and external customers across all management levels. – Ratish Pandey, Ethique Advisory

Women tend to be good listeners, which helps them acquire and manage clients. They are thoughtful and invest more time in the connect emotionally that contributes to an attractive workplace. – Namita Thapar, Emcure Pharmaceuticals

It is time for our youth to push for the implementation of sustainable solutions. To do this, however, they must acquire new knowledge and learn new skills. – Prasad Vaidya & Janani Venkatesh, IIHS

Chocolate Making Skills can be used in many ways – such as soap making and candle making. And teaching disadvantaged women to use these skills to earn a living is a dream. – Surbhi Singhania, ChocoWishes

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the gig economy, enabling flexibility within the workplace is a flexible, cost-effective working model that has opened up opportunities not only in household services but also across industries. – Sandeepa Kasala, Good Worker

As an industry, we don’t seem to value those who want to spend time honing their skills [design] Boat. – Nav Pawera, Jiva

How responsible media encourages decent commentary and discourages hateful commentary can play an important role. – V Raghunathan, ‘Irrational Rational’

Believe you can make a difference, leave a legacy you will be proud of. – Vijaya Bhargav, Ostraka

In order to learn, one must experience. In order to teach, one must first inspire. And nature provides massive inspiration. – Mukesh Kwatra, “Awakening – Sailing Through the Pandemic”

It’s the story that connects more with users when someone starts a new business. – Anubhav Dubey, Chai Sutta Bar

Write (or jot down) things whenever the idea comes to mind, because our brains are bad at remembering great ideas afterwards. – Krish Ashok, “The Masala Laboratory”

Be in a state of perpetual beta. Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know”. – Rajesh Srivastava, Author, “The New Rules of Business”

When do you start making real money? It could take up to a year or five years, but you need to know exactly how to do it. – Suresh Narasimha, Cocreate Ventures

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Share stories of your entrepreneurial journey with the world. You will be surprised to see how everyone loves passionate storytelling. – Prafull Billore, MBA Chai Wala

Don’t enter entrepreneurship for the perceived glamor that comes with it. Enter with your eyes wide open to everyone troubles and tribulations to be an entrepreneur. – Bhaskar Majumdar, “It All Began as Nothing”

Entrepreneurship is not a job. It’s a mindset. It’s about fundamentally questioning and owning a problem statement. – Ujwal Kalra, “Startup Compass”

YourStory also published the paperback “Sayings and Quotes for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups” as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as an app here: Apple, Android).



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