Navi Radjou


Books by Navi Radjou


9781610395052

Frugal Innovation: How to Do More with Less

Available in: Paperback
Winner of the CMI Management Book of the Year 2016

Frugal innovation is a way that companies can create high-quality products with limited resources. Once the preserve of firms in poor markets, Western companies are now seeking ways to appeal to cost-conscious and environmentally-aware consumers at home. With an estimated trillion-dollar global market for frugal products, and with potentially huge cost savings to be gained, frugal innovation is revolutionizing business and reshaping management thinking. This book explains the principles, perspectives and techniques behind frugal innovation, enabling managers to profit from the great changes ahead. The book explains:

How to achieve mass customization, using low-cost robotics, inexpensive product design and virtual prototyping software.

How consumers and other external partners can help develop products

How to implement sustainable practices, such as the production of waste-free products

How to change the corporate culture to become more frugal

9781118296202

From Smart to Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom

Available in: Hardcover

A fresh and timely approach to nurturing wise, resilient, and flexible leadership in a world of growing complexity

Leaders tend to obstinately stick to the leadership style that brought them most success in the past, usually one of two extreme styles: functional leadership that focuses on operational excellence or smart leadership that focuses on growth. When a leader's focus is too functional, the organization becomes introverted and can focus too much on bottom-line profitability while missing out on top-line growth opportunities. But when leaders focus too much on smart leadership, the organization may experience quick growth but lose its effectiveness quickly.

From Smart to Wise offers a new approach that balances the two styles to achieve a form of wise leadership that is both functional and smart. Drawing on inspiring real-life stories of historical and contemporary wise leaders such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and even Mahatma Gandhi, the authors identify six characteristics of wise leaders and offer a practical framework to help readers develop their own style of wise leadership.

  • A timely and innovative approach to leadership
  • Written by noted speakers who conduct dozens of keynote speeches and workshops, training thousands of people annually
9781118249741

Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth

Available in: Hardcover

"Jugaad Innovation is the most comprehensive book yet toappear on the subject [of frugal innovation]."
--The Economist

A frugal and flexible approach to innovation for the 21stcentury

Innovation is a key directive at companies worldwide. But inthese tough times, we can't rely on the old formula that hassustained innovation efforts for decades--expensive R&Dprojects and highly-structured innovation processes. JugaadInnovation argues the West must look to places like India, Brazil, and China for a new approach to frugal and flexibleinnovation. The authors show how in these emerging markets, jugaad (a Hindi word meaning an improvised solution bornfrom ingenuity and cleverness) is leading to dramatic growth andhow Western companies can adopt jugaad innovation to succeedin our hypercompetitive world.

  • Outlines the six principles of jugaad innovation: Seekopportunity in adversity, do more with less, think and actflexibly, keep it simple, include the margin, and follow yourheart
  • Features twenty case studies on large corporations from aroundthe world--Google, Facebook, 3M, Apple, Best Buy, GE, IBM, Nokia, Procter & Gamble, PepsiCo, Tata Group, andmore--that are actively practicing jugaadinnovation
  • The authors blog regularly at Harvard Business Review;their work has been profiled in BusinessWeek, MIT SloanManagement Review, The Financial Times, The Economist, andmore
  • Filled with previously untold and engaging stories ofresourceful jugaad innovators and entrepreneurs in emergingmarkets and the United States

This groundbreaking book shows leaders everywhere why the timeis right for jugaad to emerge as a powerful business tool inthe West--and how to bring jugaad practices to theirorganizations.