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Ten types of Innovation – Concluding notes

16-Sep-13

With article on Bigbasket, the ten part innovation series comes to an end. When I understood the innovation types (created by Doblin) way back in 2011, my idea was to apply it from Indian context and make case studies fitting various types. It took two long years for me to complete this series with decent […]

BOOK REVIEW: My journey – Transforming dreams into action

16-Sep-13

Author: APJ Abdul Kalam Price: 195 INR For most Indians, reading about Abdul Kalam and his work is always an inspiring item. Post retirement, he started off his journey into writing by scripting his auto-biography titled ‘The wings of fire’, followed by some popular books like Ignited Minds, Envisioning an empowered nation, Turning points etc. […]

Innovation – Type 10 – Customer experience innovation [Case: Bigbasket]

13-Sep-13

The tenth and final type of innovation is around customer experience, which is all about creating a superior experience to customer’s entry to exit. In India many players attempted to do online grocery store for quite some-time now. It is extremely challenging business in Indian context (logistics, poor roads, unpredictable traffic, varying climate conditions etc…), […]

Innovation – Type 9 – Brand [Case: Decathlon India]

13-Sep-13

It’s time to catch-up with ten part innovation series. The Ninth type of innovation on Brand is about how offerings are expressed to customer to their benefit. It’s been quite a bit of challenge to identify a right case for this innovation, finally nailed it with Decathlon sports India. Decathlon entered India as a sports […]

Book review: Employees First, Customer second

07-May-13

Author: Vineet Nayar Price: 499 INR (Audio version of the book) Employees First, Customer Second (EFCS) is creating buzz for a while now! Coined by HCL vetranVineet Nayar, this term has created a bunch of different interpretations, perspectives and discussions. I picked up audio version of this book from Reado, mainly to bring pace  to my reading habit. Listening […]

Aakash (Ubislate 7Ci) review

28-Apr-13

I purchased Aakash few months back, thought of writing review on multiple aspects. To give a background, Aakash is an ultra low-cost tablet innovated and manufactured by DataWind. This organization also partnered with Government of India for distributing Aakash with subsidized option for school students, which is expected to transform education. My main requirement was to have an […]

Focus on the effort… as much as the result – Another perspective

16-Mar-12

This is the second part of my earlier blog “Focus on the effort… as much as the result” – http://jwritings.com/?p=562. In case you have not read that, I would suggest that you do before proceeding to read this. While that blog presents a good picture of a project with high stakes, riveting rush by the […]

Gandhi and strategy of procrastination

03-Mar-12

Recently I was in a conversation with one of my friends about ‘doing right things at the right time’ in our careers. Interestingly he made a statement ‘Procrastination is also a very important factor. While in some cases procrastination is considered to be a delaying or lazy act, it is important for us to spend […]

Fill = 200 INR, Bill = 2000 INR

03-Mar-12

Let us talk about Integrity – by taking couple of recent examples that I came across. Scene1: Fill = 200 INR, Bill = 2000 INR After a long break, I have started driving my two-wheeler to work. One of the indirect benefits of driving motorcycle (apart from saving time in Bangalore traffic) is the opportunity […]

Cultural Differences – how much of a say should the state have

29-Jan-12

The recent news of the Norwegian authorities deciding to remove 2 children (the older about 3 years old and the other barely an year old) of Indian origin from their parents is pretty interesting – and I’m sure very agonizing for the parents and the relatives. The following have been sited as the grounds for […]