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Do we Indian citizens even vaguely understand the cost of retaking PoK?

Do we Indian citizens even vaguely understand the cost of retaking PoK? Col Alok Asthana (retired) Talk in India on its desire to take back Pak Occupied Kashmir (PoK) from Pakistan has increased in the last few months. On 17 September, United News of India reported that Indian Foreign Minister, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, “expects India to have jurisdiction over …

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Expert advice to make the present anti-Modi protests self-sustaining

Expert advice to make the present anti-Modi protests self-sustaining Col A Asthana (retired) alok@innovatorsandleaders.com   I have been watching the protests against CAA and NRC proliferate and gather steam in the last one month. Seeing the character of the movement – spontaneous, not led by politicians, multi-religion, youth dominated – it arises the hope that …

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What are the two ESSENTIALS of Innovation

The 2 things which if you’re not achieving, you’re not innovating – Solving a contradiction. Finding new needs of customers If you’re not onto these two, you might be pleasing yourself immensely with your new technology. While that may thrill you, it is unlikely to create any major differential between you and your competitor. Let …

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In what ways is the TRIZ for business, different from that for technical systems?

In my previous post, I have clarified how TRIZ for business is different from TRIZ for technical systems. Here, I’ll elaborate on  what are the major differences between the two. The major difference is in the Contradiction Matrix (CM). As you know, the CM matrix is a spread sheet which lists out certain features THAT …

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Innovation and organizational performance can be yoked.

Innovation, Improvements and Employee engagement – Options for connecting the performance engine with the innovation engine

First let us be clear about what innovation is. Probably, it would be easier to put down what it is not. Simple improvements and problem solving are NOT innovation. Innovation, the type that really provides a competitive edge, is step-change. It involves doing things that you’ve never done before, or doing them in a manner …

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