India’s first man in space, Rakesh Sharma, on how keeping a low profile has been liberating

‘I want to surround myself with people who are scrappier and hungrier than me’

‘We are blacklisted, we are free’


‘Sometimes you win and sometimes you learn’

“There was no looking back”

‘Demonetisation was the biggest tipping point for me’

“Patience helps you focus on the process which is far more important than the goal”

‘Zoho exists because India exists’


‘I was considered high risk by anyone who wanted to fund me’

“Technology will dramatically change healthcare in India”

‘We want to produce animated feature films for the world’

“I am not a unicorn. I am a cockroach because we survive”

‘Overachievers are their best friends and worst enemies’

‘If you take a close look at (sexism in tech), it’s just the snowball effect of men’

“I just want to escape out without anybody remembering me after I am gone”

Outliers 86: Phanindra Sama on how entrepreneurship is a self purification process

Outliers 79: Tarun Mehta on the importance of keeping to your core vision

‘Investors in India sometimes get away with what they do’

Outliers 78: Angel investor Ashish Gupta on being a bystander and a doer in the startup ecosystem