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With Navi Radjou (Author & Member of Global Future Council on Innovation @ World Economic Forum).
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 03:00 PM    Cost: Absolutely Free
School of International & Public Affairs, 420 W 118th St, #1512

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Innovation is a key driver of growth for firms & nations worldwide. But we can no longer rely on the 'more for more' innovation formula costly R&D, resource-intensive & polluting supply chains that has sustained growth in the West for decades. Tighter budgets, climate change, new technologies, & empowered customers & citizens are compelling businesses & governments to learn to 'do better with less'.

Radjouwill introduce frugal innovation, a radically new paradigm to generate greater social & economic value using fewer resources. Entrepreneurs in emerging markets such as Africa, China, & India are using frugal innovation to leapfrog the West in education, finance, energy, & healthcareoffering $2,000 car, $1,500 heart surgery, $200 home solar system, & $100 school-in-a-box.And now, Western nations are embracing frugal innovation to serve thrifty, socially-conscious & eco-responsible citizens at home.Radjouwill discuss how the private, public, & nonprofit sectors could adopt frugal principles & techniques to boost agility, innovate efficiently, & co-create an inclusive, healthy, & sustainable society.

At a time when the world is more divided than ever, & inequality is widespread,Radjouwill show how developed & developing countries could work together to co-create frugal solutions to solve what he calls problems without borders (global warming, water scarcity, inequality, chronic diseases) confronting the whole of humanity.

Bring your questions & notebooks to hear Navi talk about what we all can do to fuel innovation regardless of where we do it.

Refreshments will be provided.

Bio: NaviRadjou is aninnovationand leadership thinker & advisor in Silicon Valley. A Fellow at Cambridge University's Judge Business School, he serves on World Economic Forum'sGlobal Agenda Council on DesignInnovation. He is co-author of the global bestseller JugaadInnovation(over 100,000 copies sold worldwide) as well as From Smart To Wise (2013) andFrugalInnovation(2015). His next book, Conscious Society: Reinventing How We Consume, Work, & Live (due in 2018), shows how we can all expand our awareness & tap into our abundant inner-resourcesempathy, ingenuity, wisdomto co-create inclusive & sustainable communities. Born & raised in India, he holds dual French-American citizenship. He is a lifelong student of Yoga, Ayurveda, & Buddhist (Vipassana) meditation.

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