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Marketing to Rural India

The National, a paper based in the United Arab Emirates, has an interesting article from the end of March about marketing efforts in rural India. Increasingly, companies are viewing rural India as a tremendous potential market. But marketers are having … Continue reading

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Dyson Award Call For Entries

The James Dyson Award has released a call for entires for the 2011 student design competition. If you’re not familiar with it, the Dyson Award is an international student design award that simply asks students to “design something that solves … Continue reading

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An Introduction to the Innovation Cycle

At the Design Public Conclave tomorrow, we’re going to be talking about the interaction between design and governance innovation. That means that we’ll be talking about design concepts with many people who have little exposure to the field of design. … Continue reading

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Ideas for India’s Future

In his presentation at TED, Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani takes the audience on a whirlwind tour of the ideas that are shaping India’s future: It’s a surprisingly comprehensive overview of the ideas that have positioned India as one of the … Continue reading

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Challenging Old Ideas About Innovation

Here’s another good read from our Design Public Bibliography (pdf): In How Aha! Really Happens (pdf), William Duggan takes a critical look at the innovation strategies of modern companies and winds up dissecting our ideas about the source of creativity, … Continue reading

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Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From

In our Design Public bibliography (pdf), we mentioned Steven Johnson’s Where Good Ideas Come From as one of the books that could be useful to read in advance of the event. If you don’t have time to read the entire … Continue reading

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Bruno Latour on Thinking Like a State

  Here’s an excellent speech given by French sociologist and anthropologist Bruno Latour in the Netherlands about the challenges of governing and the role of innovation in addressing the mounting challenges faced by the state. 4:00: Never was the state … Continue reading

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