Category Archives: Grassroots Innovation

Street-level branding | Because a man’s best friend should be with us all the time… in all situations

Picture this: glorious sunny day, lazy Saturday drive (yes, Sundays included of course) in San Diego – the city with THE BEST (bar none!!) weather! Windows down, Juanes’ Bossa Nova-skewed “Amigos” blaring on the stereo, ocean breeze enveloping my face… … Continue reading

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Food Trucks, the hottest trend in US Restaurant Industry

There’s no doubting the recession has seen gloom and doom, but as with everything in life, there’s always hope, and in the case of business – some bright sparks that have found their growth in the most dire of times. … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | The dichotomy of societies and their choices at different economic development stages

Same mode of transport, oceans apart, similar purpose, different meanings. I find it fascinating that in the developed world the movement to go green is essentially going back to where emerging economies are. Take the bicycle for example… in emerging … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | Friedman on the importance of the right leadership

Friedman’s books are always an interesting read, throwing thought-provoking ideas into the public domain. Often resulting in controversy, which Friedman considers his feat, a job well done, to get the public talking about issues ranging from the economic future, sustainability, … Continue reading

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Quotes + Thoughts | On redefining poverty

If we stop thinking of the poor as victims or as a burden and start recognizing them as resilient and creative entrepreneurs and value conscious consumers, a whole new world of opportunity will open up. ~ C.K. Prahalad Inspiration: Exela … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | Stretch your imagination when you think of school buses [2]

The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by … Continue reading

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Grassroots Innovation | Stretch your imagination when you think of school buses [1]

The old adage “necessity is the mother of all inventions”, underlies the basic premise that drives human ingenuity to invent and innovate. For practicality, I’ve lumped them together as they are rooted in the same cause, and are triggered by … Continue reading

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