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November 11, 2016
11th Nov 2016, BUSINESS STANDARDBy R Gopalakrishnan, Author and Corporate Advisor There was an amazing response to my metaphor of ‘concept in the brain’ resembling a foetus in the womb (BS, 14th October 2016). In both cases fertilization has occurred but existence has not happened.
October 14, 2016
14th Oct 2016, BUSINESS STANDARDBy R Gopalakrishnan, Author and Corporate Advisor We routinely use the reproduction metaphor when we talk about ideas, for example, we use expressions like “The idea was born”, “How the idea was conceived”, or “The idea was aborted.” How did this metaphor of an idea in the brain and a foetus in the womb come about?
September 2, 2016
02nd Sep 2016, BUSINESS STANDARDBy R Gopalakrishnan, Author and Corporate Advisor To illustrate that innovation is possible even with a subject like open defecation (OD), I had written two earlier columns (BS 18th April 2014 and 8th Jan 2016).
August 5, 2016
05th Aug 2016, BUSINESS STANDARDBy R Gopalakrishnan, Author and Corporate Advisor The previous column (BS, 8th July) explored what it would take Patanjali Ayurved to build on its fabulous chutzpah in the FMCG market. Reflecting over readers’ responses,
July 8, 2016
8th July 2016, BUSINESS STANDARDBill Gross, the founder of many start-ups and the incubator of many others, delivered a TED talk in June 2015. While he is passionate that start-ups are the biggest drivers in any economy, he was also curious about why some start-ups succeed and other fail;
June 10, 2016
10th June 2016, BUSINESS STANDARD(Humans are the only species--among 8.7 million created--that think, reflect, act, discover and learn in a cycle of incessant learning). The ancestor of innovation is thought; without thought, there could be no innovation. In management while innovation attracts profound commentary, analysis, awe and cynicism, all at once, thought attracts less commentary.