Navi Radjou



       


Innovation & Leadership advisor


Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. He is also a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has served as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and is a regular columnist on Harvard Business Review.

He is ranked as one of the 50 most influential persons shaping innovation in France.

In 2014, Navi spoke at TED Global on frugal innovation (over 1 million video views).

In 2013, Navi received the prestigious Thinkers50 Innovation Award—given to a management thinker who is re-shaping the way we think about and practice innovation.

Navi’s new book Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less published by The Economist worldwide in 2015 (with a foreword by Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever) shows how companies can innovate faster, better, and cheaper in today’s resource-constrained and customer-driven economy. Frugal Innovation won the CMI Management Book of the Year 2016 Award.

Navi also co-authored the global bestseller Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2012), which shows how firms can leverage grassroots ingenuity in their organization and society to co-create simple but effective solutions that deliver greater value at lower cost. Jugaad Innovation has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide.

Navi is also co-author of From Smart To Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom, a book on next generation leadership in an era of global complexity that CEO coach Marshall Goldsmith calls “fascinating” and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi views as “a practical guide for accelerating your own wise leadership development.”

Till 2011, Navi served as Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. Previously, he was a longtime VP/analyst at Forrester Research in Boston and San Francisco and advised senior executives worldwide on breakthrough growth strategies. Navi has consulted with leading international organizations—including E&Y, GM, Fujitsu, IBM, Microsoft, P&G, SAP, Sprint, and TCS—on innovation and leadership strategies.

Featured in NPR, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Financial Times, Navi has published articles in MIT Sloan Management Review and strategy+business. A sought-after keynote speaker Navi has addressed the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, Asia Society, Harvard, and MIT.

An Indian-born French national, Navi studied at Ecole Centrale Paris and the Yale School of Management. Navi lives in Palo Alto, California. Follow him on Twitter @NaviRadjou and learn more about him at NaviRadjou.com




News

A Frenchman in Silicon Valley: France needs an innovation revolution

A Frenchman in Silicon Valley: France needs an innovation revolution

The genius of frugal innovation

The genius of frugal innovation

Frugal Innovation clinches CMI Management Book of the Year title, demonstrating how to do more with less

Frugal Innovation clinches CMI Management Book of the Year title, demonstrating how to do more with less

The Frugal Way to Grow

The Frugal Way to Grow

Wave Exhibit in San Francisco

Wave Exhibit in San Francisco

Aetna's Frugal Healthcare Strategy

Aetna's Frugal Healthcare Strategy

Silicon Valley leads the world in frugal innovation

Silicon Valley leads the world in frugal innovation

Can Limited Resources Lead to Better Innovation? - Interview of Navi Radjou

Can Limited Resources Lead to Better Innovation? - Interview of Navi Radjou

Frugal Innovation: A Disruptive Business Strategy

Frugal Innovation: A Disruptive Business Strategy

How Can India Become A Global Leader in Frugal Innovation?

How Can India Become A Global Leader in Frugal Innovation?

Accelerating India's Growth With Frugal Innovation

Accelerating India's Growth With Frugal Innovation

Leading Frugal Innovation: Michel Giannuzzi, CEO, Tarkett

Leading Frugal Innovation: Michel Giannuzzi, CEO, Tarkett

How Can the U.S. Lead The World In Frugal Innovation?

How Can the U.S. Lead The World In Frugal Innovation?

Viewpoints on innovation

Viewpoints on innovation

Leading Frugal Innovation: Sébastien Bazin, CEO, Accor Group

Leading Frugal Innovation: Sébastien Bazin, CEO, Accor Group

India Inc must use sustainability as a key driver of growth

India Inc must use sustainability as a key driver of growth

Frugal Innovation to protect resources

Frugal Innovation to protect resources

Authors at Google - Navi Radjou - Frugal Innovation

Authors at Google - Navi Radjou - Frugal Innovation

Authors at Google - Navi Radjou - Frugal Innovation

Authors at Google - Navi Radjou - Frugal Innovation

Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu at Nesta

Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu at Nesta

Frugal Innovation: How to Do More With Less Book trailer

Frugal Innovation: How to Do More With Less Book trailer

Review: ‘Frugal Innovation’ by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu

Review: ‘Frugal Innovation’ by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu

Navi Radjou at TED Global 2014

Navi Radjou at TED Global 2014

How Frugal Innovation is Reviving US Economy

How Frugal Innovation is Reviving US Economy

Navi Radjou's interview in FedEx Access magazine on frugal innovation

Navi Radjou's interview in FedEx Access magazine on frugal innovation

European Pioneers of Frugal Innovation

European Pioneers of Frugal Innovation

Peter Day podcast on new ways of doing business

Peter Day podcast on new ways of doing business

Use technology to do better with less

Use technology to do better with less

Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu publish in HBR

Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu publish in HBR

Frugal innovation as a unifying factor between advanced economies and emerging markets

Frugal innovation as a unifying factor between advanced economies and emerging markets

Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu publish in Strategy+Business

Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu publish in Strategy+Business

Innovation for everyone - Alliance Renault-Nissan

Innovation for everyone - Alliance Renault-Nissan