A groundbreaking book on applying jugaad innovation for breakthrough growth.
Jugaad is a word often heard in general conversation in India. Whether to find ingenious solutions to problems or turn adversity into opportunity Indians swear by it. In this seminal book, Navi Radjou, Jaideep Prabhu, and Simone Ahuja challenge the very way a traditional organization thinks and acts. Leading companies such as Facebook, Future Group, GE, Google, PepsiCo, Philips, Renault-Nissan, Siemens, Suzlon, Tata Group, and YES BANK, among others, are already practicing jugaad to generate original ideas and pioneer growth.
In the midst of rising global competition and swelling R&D budgets, Jugaad Innovation presents ways to innovate, be flexible, and do more with less. Peppered with examples of innovative entrepreneurs in emerging markets such as Africa, India, China, and Brazil, Jugaad Innovation illuminates paths to engender breakthrough growth in a complex and resource-scarce world.
About the Author
Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership strategist based in Silicon Valley. He is also a World Economic Forum faculty member. He advises C-level executives worldwide on breakthrough growth strategies.Navi is also writing a book on new models of leadership.
Jaideep Prabhu is the Jawaharlal Nehru Professor of Indian Business and Enterprise at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He has taught executives from ABN Amro, Bertelsmann, BP, BT, IBM, ING Bank, Nokia, Philips, Roche, Shell, Vodafone, and Xerox.
Simone Ahuja is the founder and principal of Blood Orange, a marketing and strategy consultancy with expertise in innovation and emerging markets. She regularly presents and consults to Fortune 500 companies across sectors, and contributes to a Harvard Business Review blog.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Sam Pitroda
1. Jugaad: A Breakthrough Growth Strategy
2. Principle One: Seek Opportunity in Adversity
3. Principle Two: Do More with Less
4. Principle Three: Think and Act Flexibly
5. Principle Four: Keep it Simple
6. Principle Five: Include the Margin
7. Principle Six: Follow Your Heart
8. Integrating Jugaad into Your Organization
9. Building Jugaad Nations
A Note on the Authors
A Note on the Type