Monthly Archives: May 2013

Learning by Doing, A Definition of Innovation

We just concluded the first of a series of workshops we have planned, on building professional skills in young people. We had a clutch of parents, a bunch of students and young professionals, even an industry hand from the field … Continue reading

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Where the Answers Lie

The other day I had to leave work after lunch to run an errand for the family. I walked around Lajpat Nagar not finding what I was looking for, but I could suddenly see something really clearly… I called my … Continue reading

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The Libertarian Attack on Higher Education?

The New Yorker has reposted its earlier piece on Peter Thiel, the well known philosopher-entrepreneur-investor of Silicon Valley. It’s really an extraordinary account, by the great George Packer, of Thiel’s politics, worldview, and how they align to disrupt higher education. … Continue reading

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The Three Cornerstones of Social Business

via @EskoKilpi Three recent blogposts by Finnish management and digital media consultant Esko Kilpi explore what he calls the three ‘cornerstones’of social business: private broadcasting, pull communication and short path lengths with creative social curation. But what do these mean? … Continue reading

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Having Something To Say

It’s been a while since I’ve posted on the Design Public Blog, and every time one breaks the rhythm, or breaks the rhythm of not posting, there is a sense of going against inertia, or against one’s natural state. We … Continue reading

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The Final Lot of Speakers at the Next Pecha Kucha Night!

The 19th Pecha Kucha Night in Delhi is nearly upon us, and I’m very pleased to introduce you to the final four speakers who’ll be presenting their encounters and thoughts on Failure this Friday. Tamseel Hussain is a Campaigner for … Continue reading

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The Sustainability of Social Enterprise

Social enterprise has its roots closely interlinked with development and philanthropic models, with charities, NGOs and non-profits. In the early days, they relied heavily on grants and donations. As Sir Ronald Cohen (the so-called ‘Father of Social Investment’) says, many … Continue reading

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More Speakers on Failure at the upcoming Pecha Kucha Night

A few days ago, I introduced the first three of our eleven speakers for this next Pecha Kucha Night, focusing on Failure. Here’s introducing a few more: Nikhil Pahwa is the Founder & Editor of MediaNama, the leading publication for … Continue reading

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Social Intrapreneurship – the New Wave of Change?

When I first came across the term ‘Social Intrapreneurship’, I confess I was little turned off by what seemed like another bit of jargon, for something that wasn’t really new or extraordinary. It didn’t seem too distinct from social entrepreneurship, … Continue reading

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Speakers at Pecha Kucha #19: Failure

This edition of Pecha Kucha Night Delhi promises to be one of our best ever, with eleven excellent speakers who will talk about Failure from very distinct perspectives. Interestingly, we’ve had several speakers from past Pecha Kucha Nights reach out … Continue reading

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