Why is India not innovative on a sustained basis? How do you create a sustainable environment for innovation in India? What about logistics and infrastructure? When we think of innovation in India why do we think only of tech innovation and not other areas.? What are the skill gaps in India? How can Make in India help the Indian economy? To find out the answers for these and other related question on Indian economy, education and the growing importance of Bangalorea as the hub of tech innovation we spoke with Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan.
We also wanted to find out on what gets him excited about India? There is always that promise of something of better happening tomorrow, and hoping that one of these days that promise is realized he says.
LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW WITH PROF. RISHIKESHA KRISHNAN
Prof. Krishnan is the author of From Jugaad to Systematic Innovation: The Challenge for India and co-author of 8 Steps to Innovation: Going from Jugaad to Excellence. He is currently Director of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Indore and is professor of Corporate Strategy & Policy at IIM Bangalore.
Prof. Krishnan studied at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, Stanford University and IIM, Ahmedabad.
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This interview was recorded during Prof. Krishnan’s visit to Silicon Valley.