Never should we lean on someone else’s learnings. Grand experiences and advices by the famous are probabilistic and have caveats of the context. So all we can do is to give it a good read but make our own concoction of living strategy. Here are some ramblings to myself.

Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc. all originated in the Silicon Valley. It was an early lead. But what about TikTok and WeChat? China’s ByteDance developed a short video app TikTok, and in nine months from its launch in September 2018, it attracted more than 200 million users in India, with a…

Note: This post of mine isn’t about innovation and this isn’t about me :).

My father, 76, underwent a coronary artery bypass graft or simply called a bypass-surgery, recently. He is recovering well, as the operation was uneventful and normal life is almost back. However, we were highly stressed for…

Inefficiencies are pardoned. Scarcity is not.

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Some time back, a chief strategy officer of an Indian conglomerate told me that this organization hates the word ‘innovation’. I was surprised, naturally. He said, “Our Sethji (owner of the company) says, what is the need to be first? Always stay second but…

All our lives we are taught to have a goal and put all that you have, to achieve it. Real life motivators to online gurus are all raring and roaring about the will power and our ability to become richest, best, strongest, most talented etc etc. …

Yesterday I got an anxious message from a friend checking with me if I am also undergoing any sort of ‘morbid anxiety’ currently with the Corona virus situation.

Agreed, we are passing through a very turbulent time in the world now and it is not a conventional world war. Thanks…

INDIA 2030 : DESIGN FIRST

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As India lost plot of ‘Make in India’, even after China losing the ‘Factory of the World’ tag, focus on ‘design’ is a natural outcome. Design, and not ‘R&D’ alone, is the new trump card that can help India leap ahead. Apart from the external…

Manoj Kothari

Design Thinking | Innovation Strategy | Design | Futures Studies | Turian Labs. Author-Skyway Interpreter & Madhurimayan

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