February 20, 2014

The biography of innovation

20th February 2014, BUSINESS STANDARD

The impact of an innovation on human lives is more important than the 'first' person who came up with the idea
March 20, 2014

Consumer-driven innovation

20th March 2014, BUSINESS STANDARD

How consumer problems drive the framing of the innovation question So far five InnoColumns have covered the cultural aspects of innovation, while the next five have touched on creativity and serendipity.
April 17, 2014

‘Neat and clean’ innovation

17th April 2014, BUSINESS STANDARD

The idea of sanitation has raised many challenges down the years Often managers view innovation through the narrow lens of creativity, product development and technology.
May 15, 2014

Time, patience & innovation


The story of shale gas fracking shows how innovations take long to diffuse No matter how much private capital companies suggest that their managements are patient and persistent, it is a reality that their leadership has to consider the bottom line and shareholder value.
June 12, 2014

The ‘I’ factor in innovation


Who should get the credit for an innovation? Should it be the one who conceptualised it or the one who commercialised it for public use?
August 7, 2014

Innovation across borders

7th August 2014, BUSINESS STANDARD

Foreign direct investment can encourage a healthy flow of research & development in either direction Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is vital to world economic growth as well as for India. Hence,
September 4, 2014

For a second rice revolution

4th September 2014, BUSINESS STANDARD

Better seeds and cultivation methods can be a game-changer The last few columns on innovation covered diverse aspects and examples of innovation.
October 2, 2014

Ganesha, Gandhi & GM foods

2nd October 2014, BUSINESS STANDARD

Or, how to remove obstacles in innovating with food and agriculture India has just celebrated the grand Ganesha festival. We may be unique in the world with a god for obstacles:
November 24, 2014

Coping with technophobia

24th November 2014, BUSINESS STANDARD

Innovators must recognize that there will be opposition to their innovation, but they must listen carefully to the concerns of those who oppose them