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

U.S. companies have been slow to adopt frugal innovation

On January 22, 2015 the Bay Area Council Economic Institute hosted a conference on frugal innovation at PricewaterhouseCoopers offices in San Francisco. The conference coincided with the launch of the book Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less, coauthored by Navi Radjou and Jaideep Prabhu and published by The Economist worldwide.

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Viewpoints on innovation

Navi Radjou discusses with Carlos Ghosn, CEO of Renault

Innovation is one of Carlos Ghosn’s priorities. It is also the core business of Navi Radjou, innovation advisor and co-author in 2013 of the best-selling book Jugaad Innovation, with a foreword by Carlos Ghosn. Navi Radjou is also a winner of the Thinkers50 innovation award and in 2015 published Frugal Innovation: How to Do More with Less. The two men met in early 2015 to talk about innovation.

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Leading Frugal Innovation: Sébastien Bazin, CEO, Accor Group

CEO Interview

Sébastien Bazin, head of Accor Group, explains how the world-leading hotel operator is embracing a culture of frugal innovation in order to outsmart digital rivals like Airbnb and serve customers faster, better, and cost-effectively. Accor is the only company in the world with a dedicated Senior Vice President in charge of partnership with entrepreneurs and small-medium businesses.

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India Inc must use sustainability as a key driver of growth

"Make in India" is good. "Make clean in India" is even better 

The Asian Development Bank has forecast that India's economic growth will outpace China's in 2015/16, thanks to improvements in the country's political and macroeconomic conditions.

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Frugal Innovation to protect resources

Resource Revolution Tour Paris

Navi Radjou was invited at Resource Revolution Tour Paris -a worldwide event organised by Suez Environnement- to speak about Frugal Innovation and how it can help preserve natural resources. Watch his talk!