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Towards a Civic Innovation Lab : an Outbrief from Design Public 5

A collection of panel discussions, keynote addresses, expert interviews, and contributed essays exploring the potential of open, mobile and social technologies in ensuring participatory, accountable, and effective governance. Drawing from the rich conversations at Design Public 5, open data solutions, … Continue reading

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Designing for Adoption and Scale

    Last week, on the 7th and 8th of May, 2014, Ekta Ohri and I went to the Grameen Foundation’s Designing for Adoption and Scale conference. Hosted at The Leela in Mumbai, representatives from organisations in the finance for … Continue reading

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Meet the Speakers for Pecha Kucha Night #26 on ‘Democracy 2.0’

If it is true that the quality and character of our institutions is determined by the way in which we communicate. If it is true that we are communicating in dramatically new ways and if it is true that there … Continue reading

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Where do they think I come from?

There are those times when I find myself wondering where the lot of people at CKS think I come from. Some crazy, insane, wild, only seen in movies world of S**, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll. Or then from the … Continue reading

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Videos of Pecha Kucha Night #18: Education for Innovation

I’m very pleased to share the final videos from all the excellent presentations at the last Pecha Kucha Night in Delhi, which focused on Education for Innovation. You can subscribe to the CKSIndia channel on YouTube to access videos from … Continue reading

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My Biggest Failing as an Entrepreneur: Not Asking for Help

This will date me, but I first heard the song ‘Message in a Bottle’ by The Police off a 33 r.p.m. record in my parents drawing room. It’s an eloquent parable of a song, written by a loner, sending out … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Pecha Kucha Night #13 (part 1/3)

As you probably know if you’ve been following this space, last Thursday, the 11th of October, was the second Pecha Kucha night at the American Center, the thirteenth in Delhi, and what a night it was! We were busy planning … Continue reading

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A Nine Square Approach to Teaching Students to Innovate, Organize and Lead

Over the past several weeks, my colleague Alex Blasdel and I have been developing and refining a radically new approach to teaching innovation management. For the time being, we’re calling this a ‘nine square approach,’ while we continue to detail … Continue reading

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A Capabilities Approach to Design

A couple of weeks ago in Delft, I met with Annemarrie Mink, a PhD student at Industrial Design Engineering, Technical University, Delft, who over the last few years has been involved in designing for the bottom of the pyramid. For … Continue reading

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New Thinking from Old Folds

  This has been a week away from work, retiring with the wife and child in Austria and northern Italy. I’ve been on long walks with friends who live here among the Alps. There have been several long reflective late … Continue reading

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