Start: 7:30 pm
Navi Radjou Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth Innovation is a key directive at companies worldwide. But in these tough times, we can't rely on the old formula that has sustained innovation efforts for decades—expensive R&D projects and highly-structured innovation processes. Jugaad Innovation argues the West must look to places like India, Brazil, and China for a new approach to frugal and flexible innovation. The authors show how in these emerging markets, jugaad (a Hindi word meaning an improvised solution born from ingenuity and cleverness) is leading to dramatic growth and how Western companies can adopt jugaad innovation to succeed in our hypercompetitive world The book has received rave reviews in the US/European media. Here are some articles/reviews that appeared in The Economist, New York Times, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and Forbes: http://economist.com/node/21551028 http://india.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/is-jugaad-going-global/ http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2012/06/06/qa-why-the-west-needs-jugaad-creativity/ http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/d5612fac-960f-11e1-a6a0-00144feab49a.html http://www.forbes.com/sites/timferguson/2012/04/05/can-jugaad-get-to-core-u-s-problems/ Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a World Economic Forum (WEF) faculty member. He is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and a regular columnist on HBR.org.