“For social change to happen, the core business must change” – 20 Quotes of the Week on Leaders and Entrepreneurs

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Launched in 2014, StoryBites is a weekly feature of YourStory, with notable quotes in our articles from last week (see previous edition here). Share these 20 Gems and Ideas of the Week August 1-7 with your colleagues and networks, and come back to the original articles for more.

See also our selection of Best quotes of 2021 on entrepreneurship, investing, digital transformation, storytelling, India’s opportunity, pandemic resilience, failure recovery, design and art.

The road to success is often long and arduous. Injuries, a bad attitude, and bad career decisions can often derail promise. – Sudheesh Venkatesh, Azim Premji Foundation

You never know everything, you can never know everything, and understanding how to adapt to change is a key trait leaders should surely learn. – Megha Tata, ex-Discovery Communications

History belongs to all of us and is not an exclusive territory reserved for the privileged. – Eric Chopra, itihāsology

Now, VC women can offer a nuanced understanding of demographics and make a difference by adding a deeper perspective. – Vineeta Singh, SUGAR Cosmetics

Every female investor inspires many more women to become entrepreneurs and create their own path to success. – Padmaja Ruparel, Indian Angels Network

There is a lot [gender] disparity on the side of investors, which also affects the type of startups financed. – Shrishti Sahu, SSV

Women make up half of the population, creating relevant and relevant products to cater to this market could not be done better than by women themselves. – Chinu Kala, Ribbon Accessories

When women invest, they tend to have a better average annual return on their investments than men. -Marci McGregor, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Having adequate representation helps create a sustainable ecosystem for everyone to succeed without bias. – Vineeta Singh, SUGAR Cosmetics

The need for women to join the mainstream of economic value creation has become a serious urgency, especially in the context of a general scarcity of resources to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. – Seema Chaturvedi, AWE Fund

For the girls out there, we can all make it happen. – Ruchira Kamboj, UN

As organizations build diverse teams to fuel creativity, they also hold the workforce accountable for goals such as strategic planning, problem solving, and coaching. – Sunette Carroll, Udemy Business

Companies are now moving away from degree requirements and toward skills-based hiring. – Raj Kunkolienkar, Stoa

People like productivity. People like to save time and save money. – Venus Dhuria, AppyHigh

Economic models [of carbon management startups] will evolve as the markets evolve. No one knows what the best way to make money is. – Swapna Gupta, capital of Avanna

Alternative packaging the cost is very high. The cost could increase by 15%. Also, if you replace plastic straws with paper straws, you have to cut down trees. -Vikas Kumar, Go Grocer

Optimal support digestion is the first step in preventing toxic overload. – Deepa Kannan, PFNR

Just like toddlers, dogs take a day or two to get used to the shoes. – Aneesha Pillai, Zoof Pets

Every month unicorns are formed and therefore they need very focused and targeted people to work for them. – Harsh Singh, QuilinX

The VCs have the money, but it will still take time for the positive attitude and feeling to return. – Amit Kumar, ah! Companies

For [social change] For this to happen, the core business must change, new business models must be created, which can help generate profits and create value for society. – Rishi Agarwal, Asia FSG

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