Author Archives: Ayesha Vemuri

About Ayesha Vemuri

Ayesha Vemuri is responsible for thought leadership and outreach efforts at CKS. She has undergraduate degree in Visual Art from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, where she also studied such varied subjects as biology, literature and the humanities. At CKS, she is responsible for curating the Design Public blog, managing our various social media platforms, organizing Pecha Kucha Nights and contributing to the intellectual content of the Design Public Conclave and other CKS initiatives. Find her on twitter at @ayeshavemuri.

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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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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Breakthrough Technologies of 2013 from MIT Tech Review

via @MIT Tech Review This brilliant post from MIT’s technology review describes ten new technologies that are designed to address some of the most frustrating, intractable problems we face. Here are introductions to just a few: 1. Deep Learning: This … Continue reading

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Sustainable Transport and Urban Development In India

This excellent blogpost by Madhav Pai, founder of Embarq India, explores the relationship between sustainable transport solutions and urban development in India. In particular, he points out the existing model of urban transport solutions, which, as he writes: …have centered … Continue reading

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Bill Gates on the Future of Education

Education is one of the biggest challenges for global development. This large challenge is by no means confined to the developing world (even though it is more acute there), and for the Gates Foundation, it has been one of primary … Continue reading

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Understanding Failure at Pecha Kucha Night #19 in Delhi

I’m very pleased to announce that planning for the next Pecha Kucha Night in Delhi has already begun. The next event will be held on Friday, the 17th of May 2013, and will focus on the exciting and highly fraught … Continue reading

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