Finding The Tough Problems

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by bhaskar v on Sunday, March 3, 2013

Section
Entrepreneurism

Session type
Lecture

Technical level
Beginner

Objective

Making yet another car is easy. Making a car for the masses ( nano?) was seemingly impossible. You can extend this. Yet another phone Vs a phone with no buttons. Personal music device Vs a device that can hold 100,000 songs in your pocket. ...you get it.

How do I go about spotting this kind of seemingly impossible problems to solve? How to make a great impact...and possibly some honest living too. This session is about the art and science of finding seemingly impossible problems to solve.

Description

Popular jingoism about entrepreneurship is often about 'passion , feeling, go--by-your-heart' etc. This is good; but may not be sufficient. This session will give a framework on how to measure the opportunities that we find, to estimate how much dent it can make in our world. We will talk about : How to get a handle over uncertainty, novelty and flick the WoW meter .

Requirements

Projector . screen. flip chart.

Speaker bio

Name : Bhaskar. For friends ( basu / bosky).

Zany things done:
Been Captain of submarine. Done some 'strategic stuff' geek work .

Been part of a great team Cognizant - rated among the 'top 10' by Harvard and McKinsey as 'innovating innovation management'.