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The annual ritual of Union budget is long over and the dust seems to have settled, until the next Parliament session at least. There was much print spent on the rural focus, and rightly so. Not so hidden in the budget speech was a small bit of information that, however, didn’t make it big in […]
13 Apr 2016
Dhiraj Rajaram, Founder and chairman of Mu Sigma, and Subrata Mitra, Partner at Accel Partners, had a candid discussion recently at StartupMaster Class, an event hosted by IIT Kanpur Alumni Association in Bengaluru. They discussed the evolution of entrepreneurship over the past decade, the dilemmas startup founders generally face, Indian jugaad, investor-VC conflict of interests […]
01 Mar 2016
YourStory had the opportunity to interact with Masayoshi Tamura, General Manager, of the Software Group, Hitachi India Pvt. Ltd. Tamura San is in charge of and responsible for the software business in India and for the global market from India. In addition,Tamura San is also the Co-Chair, Japan Council, NASSCOM, which aims to connect Japanese origin companies in India, […]
10 Sep 2014
This article is sponsored by Mahindra Spark The Rise “The Rise Prize is a direct application of the brand Mahindra’s idea of challenging and inspiring people to stretch, to raise the bar and do more than they thought possible; to RISE.” – Team Rise The Mahindra Group is well known in the innovation space in […]
31 Jul 2014
In my previous article, I deliberated upon a powerful force called Institutions, the rules of the game, that limits the latitude on how much and what all a nation can innovate. We focused on the formal nature of institutions, concerns such as private property ownership, regulatory measures, intellectual property protection, contract enforcement and economic intermediaries, […]
11 Jun 2014
Simone Ahuja is a best-selling author, management consultant to Fortune 500 companies, and founder of Blood Orange, a marketing and strategy consultancy focused on emerging markets and innovation. Most of her management principles circling around the concept ‘jugaad’ — an Indian innovation concept of using frugal and flexible means to get a job done — […]
06 Mar 2014
This book is a welcome addition to the burgeoning literature on innovation, with examples drawn from the US, Europe and especially India (see my list of book reviews http://yourstory.in/author/madanmohan/ of titles such as The Innovator’s DNA, India Inside and China Fast Forward). Most of the case studies are about large organisations, but there are good examples of innovative startups as well. Examples are drawn not just from the usual list of product MNCs but services firms and government agencies as well (including Tihar Jail!).
28 Apr 2013