A Session on Innovation, Design Thinking & The Future of Work

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A Session on Innovation, Design Thinking & The Future of Work

Earlier this week, I was invited to conduct a session around ‘Innovation, Design Thinking and the Future of Work’ at the Indian School of Management & Entrepreneurship, for a batch of about 170 grad students from Vaze College. The most enjoyable session I’ve had so far.

 

An ideation exercise I conducted, had the students thinking of ideas to replace the irreplaceable smartphone. And what innovative ideas they were!! Absolutely impressive! I barely heard 6-7 ideas for fear of running out of time. If only there was enough time to hear all the ideas.

 

 

The session started with about 4-5 students believing themselves to be creative and innovative. By the end of the session, over 80% of them believed they were innovative and creative. It was a truly humbling experience. With these brilliant folk entering professional life soon, the future looks promising!

 

 

While I’d really like to list out some of the ideas that the students came up with during the session, I’ll resist the temptation. In the hope that at least some of them would pursue their idea and make a world-transforming business out of it in the near future.

 

 

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An Ideation Session at SIMSR

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An Ideation Session at SIMSR

The crack team at K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research (SIMSR) that made it happen…

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The 80+ exceptional minds that came up with some surprisingly amazing ideas…

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A point about how aggregators must ensure sufficient value-add to become profitable faster, and continue to stay relevant to customers…

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If they can come up with great ideas on a Sunday morning, imagine what they are capable of during the average week…

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Some future entrepreneurs of India…

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The multiple, potential ideas that participants generated within under 25 minutes despite some crazy constraints…IMG_0029 - Copy

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