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Videos of Pecha Kucha Night #18: Education for Innovation

I’m very pleased to share the final videos from all the excellent presentations at the last Pecha Kucha Night in Delhi, which focused on Education for Innovation. You can subscribe to the CKSIndia channel on YouTube to access videos from … Continue reading

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My Biggest Failing as an Entrepreneur: Not Asking for Help

This will date me, but I first heard the song ‘Message in a Bottle’ by The Police off a 33 r.p.m. record in my parents drawing room. It’s an eloquent parable of a song, written by a loner, sending out … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Pecha Kucha Night #13 (part 1/3)

As you probably know if you’ve been following this space, last Thursday, the 11th of October, was the second Pecha Kucha night at the American Center, the thirteenth in Delhi, and what a night it was! We were busy planning … Continue reading

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A Nine Square Approach to Teaching Students to Innovate, Organize and Lead

Over the past several weeks, my colleague Alex Blasdel and I have been developing and refining a radically new approach to teaching innovation management. For the time being, we’re calling this a ‘nine square approach,’ while we continue to detail … Continue reading

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A Capabilities Approach to Design

A couple of weeks ago in Delft, I met with Annemarrie Mink, a PhD student at Industrial Design Engineering, Technical University, Delft, who over the last few years has been involved in designing for the bottom of the pyramid. For … Continue reading

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New Thinking from Old Folds

  This has been a week away from work, retiring with the wife and child in Austria and northern Italy. I’ve been on long walks with friends who live here among the Alps. There have been several long reflective late … Continue reading

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Do YOU want to innovate for better rural healthcare?

We’re very pleased to announce that the Bihar Innovation Lab is all set for a mid-august kickoff with two extensive projects starting on the 27th of August, 2012. Over the next few months, the Lab will be applying itself to … Continue reading

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Is Our Innovation Cycle Backward?

  It came to me in a dream last night, that there was something puttha, or lefthanded, counter-cyclical, apa-pradakshina about this whole innovation business. The whole world just wants to get on with the business of len-den, transactional business, or … Continue reading

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Of Systems Thinking and User-Centered Design

  On Monday Ken Warman and I went at it again. We began this conversation many months ago, over breakfast at a hotel in Patna, in Bihar, but remained inconclusive, hanging, because the official meetings were about to begin. We’d … Continue reading

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Abandoning the Culture of Working in Silos

“Government organizations like to work in silos,” an IAS officer told me in a recent meeting. It may be possible to do so when it comes to handling an organization’s operations and logistics. However, the kind of cross-disciplinary interaction and … Continue reading

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