In some earlier Innovation 101 posts, I tried to introduce my take on concepts like inversion, people focus, creative thinking, etc. I have also suggested that we consider turning things over on their heads. Here’s another provocation …
People don’t make money. Money just gets made. Of course we don’t agree because we think money is the piece of coloured paper with somebody’s picture on it that gives us the power to buy things. In that sense, and we may actually be right, the printing guys at the government treasury approved presses are the ones that actually ‘make’ money. I’ve actually wondered what they do with the rejected material. They should sell them discounted to employees! Continue reading “Innovation 101: People vs. Money”
As 2008 draws to a close, I am urged not to leave this unsaid. I’m following up on my post of 22nd December (Innovation 101: People first) where I tried to bring out human dimensions leading to innovative approaches for the new world.
One plausible approach in designing the future – especially for those of us who believe in the failure (amply evidenced by the current world crisis) of erstwhile business approaches – is to turn everything over on its head and hope it is not lost in translation (pun intended).
We’re just about out of the Indian festive season. Diwali always displays the abandon with which all segments of our society celebrate on the occasion. Not the global meltdown or the prospects of recession can dampen the enthusiasm or the fireworks. Just shows how the Indian culture is one of the moment. We’ll have to deal with all the fears anyway, so why spoil the festivities.
So what’s Diwala? It’s Hindi for bankrupt! Some coincidence this. So India’s busy celebrating Diwali (see the light?) while the world goes kaput, falling away like a house of cards.
The stage is set for India to show the way. Opportunities will abound for those who stick around the old-fashioned way. The card sessions will go on as will the fireworks.
Wecome back to the round world!