“…In the race to become consumers, producers, innovators , we often disregard where most of our resources are coming from” Continue reading Eight things you need to know about the next 50 years into Future
“Next time, I’ll come and spend a week teaching them ( PG mgt students) how to use Agile for business innovation.” was a suggestion to the Board. It wasn’t the first time I was attending a board meeting, but it was the first time I was in attendance for a business school. I wondered what the concept was, an oft repeated statement. Is it often that IT philosophy is used in other disciplines? I remember Prof. Karl Ulrich at Wharton had a background in Mechanical engineering and also borrowed some concepts from operations management to create rather interesting and simplified … Continue reading Speed and Agility
” You must visit City Centre in Calcutta” said Prof. Nadkarni. After a few months he asked if I had visited city center yet. Not much of a shopper, buying even the vegetables online, traveling 40 minutes away from home … Continue reading The Father of Indian Design Education
While at NIFT, a major part of my job became pushing files with lingo such as post facto, ex post facto, pro bono, status quo and the sorts. (Why a “fashion” institute is still stuck with an ancient method of record maintenance is still a puzzle to me.) The word status quo came towards me from many directions. “Don’t challenge the status quo” came again from the HR in a private jewellery company, as I experimented with changes in the branding plan. That actually pushed me a step further towards the door. “Let the lions sleep” advised another colleague in … Continue reading Should you let the Lions sleep?
Yesterday something happened. Remember that feeling when what you have always believed in your life gets refuted by a new finding and suddenly the world doesn’t look the way it always did? That something happened. The trigger was a mathematics professor of Santa Fe university through the online mooc on Complexity Explorer. The birds chirp outside on a tree blossoming with red spring flowers. A tributary of the Ganges flows near my backyard. On the other side of the house,the Victoria Memorial is sometimes visible through the haze. Till last week I was teaching students of my drawing workshop I … Continue reading Sierpinski’s triangle & Fractal Gupitar
Nothing Happens unless something Moves. Albert Einstein. Last autumn, I got the opportunity to take a “Makers” workshop for a bunch of management students. They considered it as “craft” exercise. The aspect of making was new to some of them. We started with the material most familiar to them and many people across the world and that is Paper. For the next Makers Workshop we introduced Plastic and this time the group was clearer with their understanding of how to use a material The next trimester, we introduced a Hackathon competition and the brief was to use basic material such … Continue reading How we “Make in India”
what if the government had used the Design Thinking Approach to simplify, clarify and expand its vision such as the one below? Continue reading Envisioning MiSiDiCi