Thoughts on startups

Published: Jul 15, 2019 12:39:04 PM IST
Updated: Jul 15, 2019 12:48:08 PM IST

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The best brains of the nation may be found on the last benches of the classrooms.
—APJ Abdul Kalam

Creativity thrives best when constrained.
—Marissa Mayer

Selling is not a pushy, winner-takes-all, macho act. It is an empathy-led, process-driven, and knowledge-intensive discipline. Because, in the end, people buy from people.
—Subroto Bagchi

People are the most important thing. Business model and product will follow if you have the right people.
—Adam Neumann

The value of an idea lies in the using of it.
—Thomas Edison

For me, the winning strategy in any start-up business is, ‘Think big but start small’.
—Carmen Busquets

Small business creates more jobs than large corporations.
—Kevin McCarthy

Big companies such as Google and Facebook buy startups at ridiculously high prices—not for their products, but for their people.
 —Vivek Wadhwa

Diligence is the mother of good luck.
—Benjamin Franklin

Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location.
—Reid Hoffman

I think it’s smart to always keep an eye on the companies that sit within incubator communities, which bring together the skills and expertise needed to grow an enterprise.
—Whitney Wolfe Herd

(This story appears in the 19 July, 2019 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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