Making Breakthrough Innovation Happen: How 11 Indians Pulled off the Impossible

Porus Munshi



India is known as a country not of innovation but of improvisation-or 'Jugaad', as they say in Hindi. But that has begun to change. We have enough examples in this country of people who have turned industry norms upside down to pull off the impossible in their fields. Eleven such case studies are featured in the book, including: Titan, which came out with the slimmest water-resistant watch in the world; Su-Kam, a power backup company that did not fit into an existing industry but ended up creating a new one; Shantha Biotech, which developed a low-cost Hepatitis-B vaccine and ushered in the biotechnology age in India; Trichy Police, which rewrote policing paradigms to nip extremism and crime in the bud, thus transforming the city.

Through the breakthroughs achieved by these organizations, Porus Munshi shows that to do what is considered 'impossible' in your particular industry, you have to be subversive and think differently. In the process, if the existing business model needs to be turned on its head, then so be it !

What will you learn from this book

  1. Innovation Success Stories: The book likely features real-life examples and success stories of breakthrough innovation achieved by the 11 individuals or teams in question.

  2. Collaborative Approach: Insights into the collaborative and team-based approach adopted by the individuals to drive innovation, emphasizing the power of collective efforts.

  3. Challenges Overcome: Exploration of the challenges and obstacles faced by the innovators, offering lessons on resilience and problem-solving in the pursuit of breakthroughs.

  4. Diversity of Perspectives: Emphasis on the diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and perspectives of the individuals involved, showcasing how this diversity contributed to innovative thinking.

  5. Strategic Decision-Making: Examination of the strategic decision-making processes that played a crucial role in achieving breakthroughs, potentially involving risk-taking and unconventional strategies.

  6. Entrepreneurial Spirit: Highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit demonstrated by the individuals, showcasing their ability to think creatively and take initiative in pursuing innovative solutions.

  7. Impact on Industries: Discussion on how the breakthrough innovations impacted their respective industries, markets, or communities, demonstrating the broader implications of their work.

  8. Learning from Failure: Acknowledgment of any failures or setbacks encountered in the innovation process, emphasizing the importance of learning from failures in achieving success.

  9. Technological Advancements: If relevant, insights into the technological advancements or innovations brought about by the individuals, showcasing the intersection of technology and creativity.

  10. Lessons for Future Innovators: The book may conclude with key lessons and takeaways for aspiring innovators, providing insights that can inspire and guide others in their pursuit of breakthroughs.

Language English
ISBN-10 817223774X
ISBN-13 9788172237745
No of pages 236
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Book Publisher HarperCollins India
Published Date 01 Jan 2014

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Author : Porus Munshi

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