May 12, 2017
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).
April 14, 2017
14th April 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDR. Gopalakrishnan, Author and Corporate Advisor, Email : email@example.com My last anecdote was about how it took fifty years between conception and commercialization of the ball pen, an apparently simple innovation that is basic to our lives now (BS, 3rd March 2017). The article drew a noteworthy response from an IIT contemporary
March 3, 2017
03rd March 2017, BUSINESS STANDARDR. Gopalakrishnan, Author and Corporate Advisor, Email : firstname.lastname@example.org Pen maker John Loud got a ball point pen patent in 1888, Anton Shaeffer in 1901, Michael Brown in 1911, Lorenz presented a prototype ball pen in 1924,
February 3, 2017
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December 11, 2016
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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?