Anil Gupta is the founder of a network supporting entrepreneurs in India and encouraging them to develop ideas for solving some of the major social challenges facing the country. In this TED talk he explains his approach.
Nirmalya Kumar, India’s invisible innovation
In this video Nirmalya Kumar, professor of Marketing at the London Business School describes four types of “invisible innovation” currently coming out of India: Product innovation Outsourcing innovation (many companies are contracting Indian businesses to do product development work) Process innovation Management innovation
Opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid, C.K. Prahalad
This is a video of a talk given at Maastricht School of Management in 2008 in which he sets out some of the strategic opportunities opened up in the bottom of the pyramid space.
Nandan Nilekani, Infosys
Infosys co-founder Nandan Nilekani is often credited with making India a leader in IT services. In this talk from TED2009, he outlines what has helped India develop quickly in recent years — for example, a willingness to see people as a resource rather than a burden — and what needs to happen for economic growth
Muhammad Yunis won the Nobel Prize for his work in developing the concept of ‘microfinance’. This video clip explains the basic idea behind the Grameen bank, the venture he established to implement the idea.
We often use the metaphor of survival when talking about innovation – but there are some situations where this is literally true. In the kinds of crisis condition in which humanitarian agencies operate the need to find novel solutions and implement them quickly is always present – and may be the difference between life and
Crisis driven innovation
Link to a video interview with John Bessant on the topic
Search strategies for peripheral vision
This report looks at how a variety of companies and public sector organizations are exploring at the edges of their environment. It describes experiences with a wide range of search strategies to help identify and anticipate discontinuous innovation. Click here to access the report: Twelve searchstrategies
This is an interview with Suzana Moreira of Mowoza.com Originally set up as a way of connecting migrant workers with their families back home and allowing cash transfers to support purchase of food, books and other needs, the business has developed into a a simple-to-use mobile commerce service; conveniently and efficiently giving informal cross-border traders instant access
Spirit – Entrepreneurial Business Development in an Emerging Market
This case looks at a Russian software company, Spirit, from its entrepreneurial foundations to its current role as a major global player in digital signal processing software Click to view case study: SPIRIT