Monthly Archives: December 2011

7 Awesome Videos on Innovation

By Ayesha Vemuri Today is the last working day for CKS this year, since we go on holiday break after the Christmas/Solstice celebration later this evening. We will not be posting many, if any, articles over the next ten days, … Continue reading

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Peter Drucker and the Discipline of Innovation

Peter F. Drucker, renowned widely for his contributions to management theory, was also one of the first people to focus on the management of innovation. Rather than viewing innovation as the magical end-product birthed by an almost mystical ‘entrepreneurial personality,’ … Continue reading

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Why CKS Works Well in Other Countries

By Namrata Mehta, with Deepani Seth and Divya Datta In the past 3 months, CKS has traveled to 7 countries, some culturally similar to India and some not so similar. Each however has had it’s own distinct field environment that … Continue reading

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Sharing Sticky Knowledge

What do we really know about innovation? We style ourselves innovation consultants, but what is the specific nature of our expertise? We held a workshop at the CKS innovation lab in Delhi earlier this week to generate provisional answers to … Continue reading

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Architecture for Innovation: CKS’ Delhi Office Moves

As the end of this intense, action-filled and highly educative year approaches, CKS is in the process of introspecting and examining all that we’ve learnt this year, in order to understand how we can do what we do even better. … Continue reading

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Of Invisible Trees, Curious Visitors and Secret Gifts

By Varun Shyam It’s the holiday season and Christmas cheer is in the air. All of us at CKS in Bangalore have been playing Sherlock trying to guess the identities of our Secret Santas, while also sharing and relishing our … Continue reading

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Technology and the New Digital Individual – Liberation or Enslavement?

The many revolutions happening around the world, from Ramlila Maidan to Tahrir Square, have been, or are being, at least in part fueled and propelled by the technologies we use, especially online social media. And at the same time, governments … Continue reading

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The Global Innovation Academy: An Initiative of the Young Foundation

Can you teach people how to innovate? Is it possible to develop a training process and curriculum that could be used universally? And if you can, what would a global innovation academy look like? It would have to offer training … Continue reading

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CKS in Ghana: Notes from the Field

By Aishwarya Panicker Growing up, I romanticised the idea of African nations as being culturally rich and of mysterious nature. But I was wrong, because it is so much more than just that. Having had the opportunity to stay in … Continue reading

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Occupy Broadway: “Creative Resistance” revives the Wall Street Protests

This weekend, a number of theater personalities, artists and performers, including a needle-swallowing carnival artiste, headed to the privately-owned Paramount Plaza in New York’s theater district for a 24-hour-long protest in order to reclaim and reinvigorate the Occupy Wall Street … Continue reading

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