8 Steps To Innovation: Going From Jugaad To Excellence

Vinay Dabholkar



A guide to systematic, as opposed to incidental, ad-hoc innovation Innovation need not only be jugaad. For the first time a book shows us how in India, innovation can be introduced in one's organization in a systematic, deliberate way.

8 Steps to Innovation explains how you can do this by building an idea pipeline in your organization, improving the velocity of ideas coming in, and implementing the ideas within the given constraints. All this is shown through nice, snappy examples, mostly homegrown Indian ones. Few books in the market talk about innovation in the Indian context with Indian examples as this one does.

What will you learn from this book

  1. Understanding Innovation: Dabholkar likely defines innovation and explores its various facets. Innovation goes beyond quick fixes (jugaad) and aims for sustainable, strategic excellence.

  2. Jugaad Innovation: The book may discuss the concept of jugaad innovation, which refers to frugal and flexible solutions that are often created under resource constraints.

  3. Moving Beyond Jugaad: While jugaad innovation has its merits, the author likely emphasizes the need to move beyond quick fixes and adopt a more systematic and strategic approach to innovation.

  4. Innovation Framework: Dabholkar provides a structured framework for innovation, likely comprising a series of steps or processes that organizations can follow to foster a culture of innovation.

  5. Strategic Thinking: The book may underscore the importance of strategic thinking in innovation, encouraging organizations to align their innovative efforts with overall business goals.

  6. Customer-Centric Innovation: Understanding and meeting customer needs are likely highlighted as critical components of successful innovation. The book may discuss methods for incorporating customer feedback into the innovation process.

  7. Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaboration across different departments and teams is likely emphasized as a key factor in successful innovation. The book may provide insights into fostering a collaborative culture within organizations.

  8. Continuous Improvement: The concept of continuous improvement in innovation is likely discussed. Organizations are encouraged to view innovation as an ongoing process rather than a one-time event.

Language English
ISBN-10 9350293587
ISBN-13 9789350293584
No of pages 320
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher HarperCollins India
Published Date 22 Feb 2013

About Author

Author : Vinay Dabholkar


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