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December 8, 2017
8th Dec 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDThe two ends of the innovation journey are rich with literature: the early stage, associated with start-ups, emphasizes creativity and cleverness, and the late stage, associated with large companies, emphasizes scaling and discipline. The in-between pathway is scantier in literature-richness.
November 10, 2017
10th Nov 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDEvery species has a natural growth rate, determined by its genetics, metabolism and its environment. Nature frowns on a species grown artificially except within certain limits. Fruit-flies don’t try to become as big as cows, and cows don’t try to become big like elephants.
October 23, 2017
21st Oct 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDWhen an organization wants to be more accepting of failure and experimental, what are the barriers? Everyone agrees that breakthrough attempts are essential for innovation and, hence, the risk of failure must be accepted by organizations.
October 16, 2017
September 15, 2017
15st Sep 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDMy answer is ‘No’ if we refer to e-commerce type of start-ups and the time horizon is 10 years. For sure, technology can and will impact, for example, India’s healthcare and education access issues in the long run.
July 31, 2017
31st July 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDR. Gopalakrishnan, Author, Corporate Advisor and Distinguished Professor at IIT Kharagpur How do you assess the impact of an innovation? Consider which of these four innovations has made greatest impact on mankind - invention of anesthesia, synthesis of urea fertilizer, discovery of penicillin or internet / email. The answer depends on how greatly the innovation has been adopted and how much it has changed peoples’ lives.
July 7, 2017
07th July 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDBy R. Gopalakrishnan, Author, Corporate Advisor and Distinguished Professor of IIT Kharagpur, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org As I write my 50th Innocolumn for Business Standard, I reflect on the soft side of innovation and entrepreneurship. . Entrepreneurs are like the repeat Everest climber, George Mallory, who when asked why he persisted, replied, “Because it is there.”