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business plan, problem solving, behavior change, design behaviors, startup pitch

Why the ‘Problem’ and ‘Solution’ based format is broken?

For decades every presentation be it a startup pitch, a corporate project or a government plan started out with the sacred ‘Problem’ slide, followed by the equally respected ‘Solution’ slide. I’m voting we modify this format, even for worthy problems and

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business plan, problem solving, behavior change, design behaviors, startup pitch

Why the ‘Problem’ and ‘Solution’ based format is broken?

For decades every presentation be it a startup pitch, a corporate project or a government plan started out with the sacred ‘Problem’ slide, followed by the equally respected ‘Solution’ slide. I’m voting we modify this format, even for worthy problems and

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A Request to the Dean and the Admissions Committee of Wharton, HBS, MIT Sloan, Stanford, and other global b-schools.

I’d like to start by narrating a pattern that I’ve observed lately. The smart guy with reputed brands on his LinkedIn profile says – “I think this is the right time for me to follow my heart. I want to

A Request to the Dean and the Admissions Committee of Wharton, HBS, MIT Sloan, Stanford, and other global b-schools.

I’d like to start by narrating a pattern that I’ve observed lately. The smart guy with reputed brands on his LinkedIn profile says – “I think this is the right time for me to follow my heart. I want to

My baby needs an invisible car seat. Oh wait, it can be done!

Car seats work only when the baby stays inside them. I’m convinced that toddlers in India cannot be expected to stay inside car seats. Here’s why – The road is full of drama and often the action here is stranger

My baby needs an invisible car seat. Oh wait, it can be done!

Car seats work only when the baby stays inside them. I’m convinced that toddlers in India cannot be expected to stay inside car seats. Here’s why – The road is full of drama and often the action here is stranger

Healthcare – Democratic, Accessible and Proactive

One day, not too far away, I envision Healthcare to be democratic, accessible and proactive. This is an area in which I have immense interest but very little expertise. However, recently, I seem to have made some progress in terms of

Healthcare – Democratic, Accessible and Proactive

One day, not too far away, I envision Healthcare to be democratic, accessible and proactive. This is an area in which I have immense interest but very little expertise. However, recently, I seem to have made some progress in terms of

The Missing Diaper

While waiting at a traffic signal on a busy Bangalore road, I glanced over a tiny roadside shop. At first, nothing seemed unusual. The owner was talking over the phone while trying to arrange his goods. At the entrance of

The Missing Diaper

While waiting at a traffic signal on a busy Bangalore road, I glanced over a tiny roadside shop. At first, nothing seemed unusual. The owner was talking over the phone while trying to arrange his goods. At the entrance of

Will the Internet grow as predicted by the Indian Media?

At the beginning of the new year, newspapers make claims that local languages are the “next big thing” on the Internet. I rarely find any real evidence in these articles –  compelling applications, or new sectors, or startups are missing

Will the Internet grow as predicted by the Indian Media?

At the beginning of the new year, newspapers make claims that local languages are the “next big thing” on the Internet. I rarely find any real evidence in these articles –  compelling applications, or new sectors, or startups are missing

Path-breaking and Soul-wriggling!

Inspiration straight from the heart of India. These 5-minute films uploaded by ‘indiandiplomacy‘  or M.E.A. (Ministry of External Affairs) are about real life stories of rural heroes such as ‘The Mountain man’ or ‘S.E.A.R.C.H. in Gadchiroli’. “A hero is no

Path-breaking and Soul-wriggling!

Inspiration straight from the heart of India. These 5-minute films uploaded by ‘indiandiplomacy‘  or M.E.A. (Ministry of External Affairs) are about real life stories of rural heroes such as ‘The Mountain man’ or ‘S.E.A.R.C.H. in Gadchiroli’. “A hero is no