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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
09th June 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDR. Gopalakrishnan, Corporate Advisor and Distinguished Professor at IIT Kharagpur email@example.com Perovskite is mineral calcium titanate, discovered in the Ural Mountains in 1839, the same year that Jamsetji Tata was born. 168 years later, perovskite is at the heart of a very exciting solar technology.
12rd May 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDR. Gopalakrishnan, Corporate Advisor and Distinguished Professor at IIT Kharagpur firstname.lastname@example.org I have been struggling with the nagging question about how long it takes for an invention (when an original idea has been articulated) to become commercial (when it is widely sold in market).