“Chess is a comma, a brief pause” – 30 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 30 gems and ideas for the week of June 28 – July 4 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.

Before you even jump to solutions, you need to think about: why this problem statement exists, where is it happening, who is affected, and what outcomes to aim for. – Will submit Mohanty, Tredence

The more you know about many areas, the more you can see the similarities and connections. – Ramon Vullings, ‘Great Leaders Mix and Match’

Open innovation is an effective way to keep pace with the acceleration of change. -Steve Rader, NASA

The world is missing some of the most influential founders because they are limited by the lack of a co-founder, resources, time and networks. – Esha Tiwary, EF India

Organizations should strive to create a diverse and inclusive work environment that encourages every associate to be fully dedicated to the job. – Dipti Gupta, PepsiCo

Consistent awareness plays a major role in how the inclusion mindset and inclusive practices are reflected in the behaviors of people in the workplace. – Shilpa Sinha Harsh, Hinduja Global Solutions

Early-stage hiring and team building isn’t just about getting certain people to fill vacancies, it’s about building your cohort of future leaders. – Abhimanyu Saxena, InterviewBit

As a founder, focus heavily on employee engagement. You should build a bigger gap than the salary and make a small investment to improve the skills of freshmen. – Venkatesh Gupta, Internshala

OKRs are simple and a very lightweight way to deliver 10X results. – Amit Somani, Prime Venture Partners

Establishing intellectual property rights is essential for businesses of all sizes to differentiate their products, gain customer trust and grow their business. – Pranav Bhasin, Amazonian India

India is set to cross hundreds of billions of dollars in business by 2023. – Apoorva Ranjan Sharma, 9Unicorns

India is at the right stage for startups, and the ecosystem in cities beyond subways is strengthening to create wealth through startups. – Sushil Sharma, Marwari Catalyst Ventures

Hemp can solve India’s three biggest problems: farmer suicides, malnutrition and unemployment. – Vignesh Murthy, Wild hemp leaf

The establishment of a cold chain network, essential for the supply of vaccines, would facilitate the transport and storage of perishable foodstuffs, thus helping MSMEs to better manage their stocks despite the delays. – Pushkar Mukewar, capital of drip irrigation

India is fortunate to have a very wide variety of arts and crafts. -Shibani Jain, Baaya Design

Music is an eternal and living flame that knows no borders. – Eugene Clifford Suboh, O-HA Soul Band

Women’s health, especially in a country like India which has cultural taboos on menstrual health, has been neglected for too long. – Vindi Singh Banga, Banga Family Office

Our education system does not encourage women to talk about [feminine health] problems in a classroom. – Navya Nanda, Aara Health

Each year, 8,000 to 10,000 thalassemia babies are born in India, as 3 to 5% of the population of each state are carriers of this disease. – Shobha Tuli, Thalassemics India

The ready-to-cook foods available on the market contain artificial flavors and preservatives to have an extended shelf. – Aakanksha Satnalika, JustCook

If you want to consider basic supplements for yourself, always present one at a time and be attentive to reactions and changes. – Deepa Kannan, PFNR

You have to be persistent and roll. Creating a supportive ecosystem is important in order to thrive and grow – whether it’s friends or family, an incubator, or an online community. – Keerthi Priya, the nourishing fields

What you focus on grows. Therefore, if the desired outcome is to be successful and prosperous in one’s field, it makes no sense to focus on the difficulties and obstacles. – Srividya Kannan, Avaali Solutions

As a founder, it’s important to build resilience into your business model and avoid succumbing to existing challenges, and instead seek opportunities for exploration and expansion through a differentiated strategy. – Sajan Pillai, Season 2 Ventures

Expectations are always there from family and friends. You just need to focus when you fail at what you want with life and stick with that. – Tejas Goenka, Pointing Solutions

You just can’t let rejection affect your confidence. – Sharib Hashmi, “The man of the family”

Life is a continuum of being able to overcome and transcend setbacks. – Vani Kola, capital of Kalaari

Chess is a comma, a brief pause. – Ronnie Screwvala, ‘Skill It, Kill It’

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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