Author Archives: Aditya Dev Sood

The Book of the Month Club at Vihara Innovation Campus

Things have grown and changed tremendously at the Vihara Campus over the past many months since classes began at the Adianta School. We’ve also seen the Read Alliance come to life and the Bihar Innovation Lab begin operations. Many more … Continue reading

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Trust, Verification and Flow States

One of the greatest challenges in achieving relationships and flow of data such as we have characterized as ‘Flow States,’ is the uncertainty of where and how such data may be abused, and how existing power dynamics might have to … Continue reading

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Success Bias versus Failure Case Analysis at the World Bank

At the end of my presentation on Monday this week, I was asked an interesting question from one of the participants: Would I agree that having collected the ethnographic data, which contained both positive and negative variance, I had simply … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Teaching Failure Case Analysis

I spent the top of this week at the World Bank, where I’d been asked to share something of our methods and approaches, particularly Failure Case Analysis. It was a really stimulating experience, the likes of which I can’t think … Continue reading

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The Way We Are (2014)

I spent the morning with Nidhi Sahni of the Bridgespan Group here in New York, talking about who we have become and where we’re going as a network of organizations. The whiteboard drawing I created in the process seemed worth … Continue reading

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Startup Ecosystem and the World Bank

This has been a rich couple of days at the I Building of the World Bank. At the invitation of Maria Luisa Escobar of the Health and Nutrition Practices team, I’ve been sharing our broad approach to innovation, on behalf … Continue reading

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Redefining Play — from the LEGO IDEA Conference 2014

This was a really credible powerhouse event with outstanding production values. Ashoka, Media Lab MIT, academics, practitioners, Worldbank, UN agencies, you name it! There was research shared, arguments made and breakouts for better interaction. Really incredible achievement with one resounding … Continue reading

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Denominator versus Numerator Thinking and Doing

We’ve been talking and thinking a great deal internally about how we plan and communicate and how we can be more effective with our time and how we plan our activities in relation to others. In this context, I tried … Continue reading

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Jardin Botanique, Bruxelles

This layover day in Brussels I’ve had only a few ambitions. Swim in the Baths of the Centre, walk the Jardin Botanique, lunch at Delish and sample sour Belgian beers at Delirium Cafe. Check, check, check and check. Any day I can walk in a … Continue reading

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Dispatches From Bihar

Three field teams working for the Bihar Innovation Lab are abroad in the land. Despite poor network, dispatches are slowly dribbling back to us, and we’ll be posting updates as we get them. The below is from BIL Director Divya … Continue reading

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