Monthly Archives: December 2012

Pecha-Kucha Night on the 24th of January 2013!

Difficult to make plans for a month ahead when we haven’t even brought in the New Year yet, isn’t it? But we’re giving you plenty of advance warning! Our next Pecha-Kucha Night will be on the 24th of January at … Continue reading

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On the #Delhiprotests, Social Change and Public Innovation

It’s been a heady couple of days for anyone watching the developments first at Raisina Hill and then all over Vijay Chowk and then on Raj Path and India Gate. The first and most candid account of the developments of … Continue reading

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Can Silicon Valley’s Work Culture be Replicated in India?

via @ForbesIndia It is widely agreed upon that entrepreneurship and innovation lie at the heart of a healthy economy. It is also widely agreed upon that one needs to be open-minded and willing to take risks, to make mistakes, and … Continue reading

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Social Innovation by Design

via @Guardian We often talk about the need to integrate design principles, design thinking, and of course, designers, when we talk about social innovation. This may not be essential nor always necessary, but there is a definite role for the … Continue reading

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Is this Social Innovation?

In the debate on cash transfers versus subsidies, the jury still seems to be out for the most part, and the debate rages on despite the central government’s decision to begin targeted cash transfers in January next year. While some … Continue reading

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What Design Can Do for Education

Just came across an interview with designer Emily Pilloton, who believes that education not only enriches the mind but the heart as well. To take this idea forward, Pilloton and her partner Matthew Miller started Studio H, a program to … Continue reading

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The Future of Learning in a Connected World

As I research innovation in education, the most common theme, naturally, is the integration of technology in the education process, although different people have varying opinions on the nature of this integration. I have read articles that claim that technology … Continue reading

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Predicting the Future of Social Entrepreneurship

via @Forbes It’s that time of the year – everyone’s making lists of the best and worst of the past year, predicting what the future holds in the coming year, and trying to identify the trends that have defined – … Continue reading

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Drucker’s Seven Sources of Opportunity for Innovation

Management guru Peter Drucker was one of the first theorists of innovation who believed that innovation could be systematized in any organization. He wrote that purposeful innovation results from analysis, systemic review and hard work and can be taught, replicated … Continue reading

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Smarter Cities: Take aways to take forward.

The subject of Smart Cities is anything but a simple one, more so because most people have their own particular perspective on it. But when put together, at least from the list drawn up at the Smarter Cities Challenge Track … Continue reading

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