Varun Agarwal co-founder of a million dollar company, Alma Mater, and author national bestselling book “How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company” is an inspiration in himself. Varun Agarwal is all set to disrupt the education system with his new start-up “Grades Don’t Matter”.
Varun Agarwal has always been vocal about his hate for engineering and his love for doing creative things. Varun has been featured on the cover of India Today, in video Ads of HP laptops and has also spoken at Ink Talks. His Ink Talk remains to be one of the most popular talk videos among the college-going students. Varun Agarwal Quotes are collected from his book; the book is all about his journey of braving Anu aunty (read society) and starting his business.
“Later when dude? Like when you’re thirty-five? You are twenty-two now if you have to take any risks, this is going to be the time. I mean imagine you’re thirty-five with kids and family, you wouldn’t want to leave your job then, man. There would be too much at stake then, right?”
“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?”
“Enthu cutlet is a typical Bangalore word and refers to someone who gets over-excited about a variety of things like landing up at a restaurant before anyone else, making party plans on every occasion or even otherwise and putting up a status update on Facebook every two hours.”
“when you want to start something you just have to go out there and do it. There’s no point thinking about it.’ And as he very famously said ‘SCREW IT, LET’S DO IT.”
“Don’t think before you take the leap. Take the leap and then do all the fucking thinking.”
“It is moments like these when everything becomes real—when you have to put every penny you earned into something you believe in.”
“I think you guys already know this but if you’re thinking of starting your own company, never forget one major thing— networking. You need to sell your company shamelessly. Like everywhere. During the initial days of Alma Mater, I practically lived in one of our Cottonian hoodies. Networking is the key, and if you want be an entrepreneur, forget about being shy.”
“before you start a company, get the basics right. Spend a lot of time and money on quality. If that’s taken care of, people will automatically tell their friends about it and you will not have to end up spending lakhs on marketing. There’s nothing better than word of mouth when it comes to spreading the word. Trust me. Mal had just stepped out for a break and”
“In Bangalore, they say, if you throw a stone randomly, you’re most likely to hit a techie or a techie’s manager.”
“I’m sixty and I’m very rich and at a very high position in a very big company. Looking back I can say I’ve achieved everything that everyone else wanted me to achieve.”
“The key is to just get on the bike and the key to getting on the bike…is to stop thinking about “there are a bunch of reasons I might fall off ” and just hop on and peddle the damned thing. You can pick up a map, a tire pump, and better footwear along the way.”