Category Archives: Innovation

Week 8: Poverty

This week we discussed Microfinance.  I think that some of the points that Aneel Karnani discussed in his paper, “Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid: A Mirage,” are not really true.  I am definitely not an expert on microfinance … Continue reading

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Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong | Video on TED.com

Charity and Microfinance?

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‘Big Data’ : NPR

All kinds of correlations can be found between anything if you have enough data to crunch. This is pretty crazy. Author Interview: Kenneth Cukier, Co-Author Of ‘Big Data’ : NPR.

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‘Solar suitcase’ saving moms, babies during childbirth – CNN.com

I thought this was really neat and illustrates how Frugal Innovation begins with need. ‘Solar suitcase’ saving moms, babies during childbirth – CNN.com.

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Week 3: Frugal Innovation: the Next Big Business?

This week we discussed frugal innovation, and how it has helped developing countries to produce new technologies and goods at costs which people can afford such as cars, cell phones, or as you can see from the Ted Talk below, … Continue reading

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