Monthly Archives: August 2010

Clean Drinking Water for Everyone, Water as a Service

Every day 5000 people die from illness due to poor drinking water. Sarvajal,meaning water for all, is a social enterprise that develops sustainable drinking water solutions for rural and urban populations where the quality of water is often the cause … Continue reading

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Companies need new “scale at speed” approaches to penetrate Markets

A very interesting study on what it would take multinationals to penetrate the developing world’s increasing prosperous consumer markets. Source : McKinsey

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Achieving Your Childhood Dreams

If you were to give one last lecture before you die, what would it be? Carnegie Mellon Professor Randy Pausch (Oct. 23, 1960 – July 25, 2008) gave his last lecture at the university Sept. 18, 2007, before a packed … Continue reading

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How to start a movement

With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.) Source : TED

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Innovation is not Creativity

Very relevant point made by Vijay Govindarajan to improve the execution capability and not the creative capability. Companies tend to focus far more attention on improving the front end of the innovation process, the creativity. But the real leverage is … Continue reading

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What is more Profitable, Core Business,Adjacent or Non-Adjacent ?

Great ideas are often shot down in Organizations because they are not part of the Core Business or adjacent. This article attempts to breaks the myths about Profiting from the Core. Evaluating businesses by virtue of their proximity to a … Continue reading

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Letting your customers set your standards is a dangerous game, because the race to the bottom is pretty easy to win. Setting your own standards–and living up to them–is a better way to profit. Not to mention a better way … Continue reading

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When and why should an entrant adopt a new business model ?

In this paper, HBS professor Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and University of Southern California professor Feng Zhu examine the desirability, or lack thereof, of business model innovations when they cannot be protected, opening the door to competitive imitation. order cialis online fast … Continue reading

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Demo of a Headset that reads your brainwaves

Tan Le’s astonishing new computer interface reads its user’s brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications.

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Entrepreneurs Should not Manage Business Hands-on : Puneet Bhatia

Puneet Dalmia’s early experience with setting up and running a ‘new economy’ business has helped him redefine his family’s role in Dalmia Cement.

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