‘Success Is A Byproduct Of Constant Effort’: 25 Quotes About Entrepreneurs And Leaders

Released in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, featuring notable quotable quotes in our articles from the past week (see previous issue here). Share these 15 Gems and Insights for the week of November 28 – December 4 with your colleagues and networks, and check back in on the original articles for more information.

See also our selection of Main appointments of 2021 in entrepreneurship, Investment, digital transformation, storytelling, the Indian Opportunity, pandemic Resilience, failover, Design, Y Art.

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Passion is a word often used to describe entrepreneurs. But you also need guts. – Rashi Narang, face to face

You have to go into this process knowing full well that this is a marathon, not a sprint, your success rate will be one percent. – Rashie Jain

These days, the hottest topic for a panel discussion at startup conferences is startup valuations. – Anas Rahman Junaid, Hurun India

From electric vehicles to harnessing solar and wind power, young entrepreneurs aren’t just pushing boundaries to develop solutions that address water issues and save lives. – Sundar Mahalingam, HCL

It’s going to be hard to raise capital for the next 12 to 24 months. – Prayank Swaroop, Accel India


When we talk about the balanced development of our country, we certainly cannot ignore the critical contributions of women entrepreneurs. – Shilpa Khanna Thakkar, Chicnutrix

Women want to be financially independent and recognized for their abilities, but they don’t have easy access to opportunities to learn or earn. – Nishtha Yogesh, Hunar Online Courses

There must be a solution to provide a safe education for girls at all levels, in order to break the cycle of poverty once and for all. – Anoushka Adya, Di-Mentions Studio

Gender biases exist, not just in this industry, but in all sectors. How one treats them and deals with them is what really matters. – Meghna Saraogi, mirrAR

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There is a need to create forward-thinking and innovative world leaders who will create sustainable and efficient systems for agricultural practices. – Srujith Lingala, Sight and Life

The tricky balance for leaders is knowing when to push and when to empathize. – Kevin Sharer, ex-Amgen

A good business can be defined by fundamentals or by valuation, and it takes time for the two to converge. – Pankaj Raina, Zephyr peacock

Create a sense of psychological safety for your teams and increase the organization’s tolerance for failure. – Ashish Goel, ‘Harnessing Value’

The concept of working from home that has become so popular now is something that has allowed thousands of women to earn an income, because they can work comfortable hours in their own homes. – mahima varma


If you design a demand-driven supply chain, you can have low inventory and waste and high responsiveness. – Karthik Jayaraman, WayCool Foods

The cloud is emerging as a competitive differentiator. – Adam Selipsky, AWS

When times are good for startups, they start to build on innovation and for that they need technology and the cloud. When times are tough, they still need technology and cloud because of the lower costs and pay-as-you-go model. – Puneet Chandok, AISPL

Adopting the right payment solution can help achieve the twin goals of efficient business processes and a great customer experience. After all, in healthcare, experience matters. – Tamal Das, Ezetap

The customer would expect brands to be present at all touch points with a consistent offer or message that helps them connect to a brand story. – Vikram Saxena, BetterCommerce

Over the past five years, we’ve seen a paradigm shift from a customer service perspective: from ticket-based support to conversational support. – Karthik Rajaram, Freshworks

All the cocktail mixers on the market are focused on people who drink alcohol. – Nishant Kriplani, sober and company.

For every group of friends at a tea place that orders a variety of flavors, there is someone who misses their espresso, cappuccino, or classic cold brew. – Anurag and Chaitanya Bhamidipaty, Roastea

We need a paradigm shift in the cancer treatment landscape: we need to promote personalized medicine instead of one-size-fits-all chemotherapy. – Shibichakravarthy Kannan, Oncophenomics

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By processing our stories, we find meaning in setbacks and create narratives about our history that shape our leadership. – Bill George and Zach Clayton, ‘True North’

Think of prototyping not as waste, but as compost. – michael dearing

There is inner growth when an artist truly appreciates the success of other artists without jealousy or prejudice. – Adithya Sadashiv, Figures and Forms

Success is a byproduct of constant efforts. – Bharathi Senthilvelan, Reminiscences

YourStory has also published the paperback ‘Proverbs and Phrases for Entrepreneurs: A World of Inspiration for Startups’ as a creative and motivational guide for innovators (downloadable as apps here: Apple, Android).