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Vinay Dabholkar
Rishikesha T. Krishnan

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R. A. Mashelkar, former Director General, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research; Chancellor, Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR); and President, Global Research Alliance “An extraordinary guide to a speedy and successful journey from mind to market place, embellished with lucid arguments, brilliant logic, and backed up by the sprinkling of inspiring lessons from great innovators and innovations.”
Kris Gopalakrishnan, Executive Co-chairman, Infosys Ltd “Given the ringside seats that Rishikesha Krishnan and Vinay Dabholkar have had in observing how innovation works in all kinds of enterprises, this guide would be of immense value for practitioners.”
Stefan Thomke, William Barclay Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School "Last year, I chaired an industry panel that focused on India's potential to become a global innovation leader. This book makes an important contribution to answering this question (the answer is yes). The authors cover some of the cutting edge thinking on innovation. With story-telling at its core, the book shows that innovation is more than just frameworks, processes, and checklists. Jugaad and excellence are closely intertwined and the road to success requires passion, leadership, and attention to details. This book has it all and I recommend it highly.”
Sukumar Rajagopal, Senior Vice President, CIO & Head of Innovation, Cognizant Technology Solutions “Rishi and Vinay have distilled almost all the major ideas in systematizing innovation -- complemented with excellent case studies -- into an easy-to-implement, eight-step process. This is a must-read book for all those in leadership positions or interested in becoming a leader.”
L. R. Natarajan, Chief Executive (New Business), Titan Industries Ltd. “Kudos to Rishi and Vinay for having accomplished a fine balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of Innovation through this book. It will be useful to individuals and corporates irrespective of where they stand today on their innovation journey.”
Dr. Ardhendu G. Pathak, Vice President, Airbus Innovation Cell, India “In a vast and often confusing literature devoted to innovation, this book stands out as a practical guide for implementing systematic innovation processes at enterprise level.”

3 comments:

  1. An excerpt from the review by Pavan Soni.

    The book starts by asking the question - 'can anyone innovate?' or better still can everyone innovate?. From the very outset the content gets you glued into through its narratives and story telling skills of the authors. There are a total of 87 stories and anecdotes sprinkled along the way (I maintained a count while reading), and to ensure that the read doesn't get lost into the dialogues, there are key takeaways summarized at the end of every chapter. As for the stories they range from the satyagraha movement of Gandhi, to the dialogues between Henry Ford and Thomas Edition, and the early days of Dadasaheb Phalke, Jagadish Chandra Bose, CV Raman, APJ Kalam, E Sreedharan, JRD Tata, and several other pioneers, and of course the tales from Tihar Jail.

    There are two things that set this book apart from the hundreds on the subject. Firstly, the relevant and engaging stories, mostly about Indians and Indian firms; and secondly, the bias towards proposing simple metrics that executives could adopt in crafting a systematic innovation program. Two of these measurements include: number of ideas in the pipeline, and rate at which these ideas move forward. These are doable, and already being practiced in many leading firms.

    To my understanding, this book is the logical next step after Rishi's work in Jugaad to Systematic Innovation, for in his last book he was descriptive of the macro- level challenges plaguing innovation in India, and in this book he and Vinay have delivered micro- level prescriptions which are well supported by insightful examples.

    These 260 pages could well serve as a text book on innovation in B- Schools, a guide to an executive on how to 'manage innovation', or as a 'how to write' book for a budding scholar. I congratulate the authors on this fine work, and lay my hope on the readers to get inspired and engage in systematic innovations more consistently.

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  2. Mail from Ravi Chandran, PMP to Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan

    Date: 3/12/2013
    Subject: Congrats on a well written book!
    Hello Professor,

    I was there for the launch on Sat., bought the book and am half-way reading it.

    From the pages read itself, I can say the book is a well written & well researched one.

    Kudos to you and Dr. Vinay Dabholkar for that! .

    All the best for making it a best seller among 'innovation ' books!.


    Regards,

    Ravi

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