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It’s Logical

It’s Logical
Innovating Profitable Business Models

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June 2020 | 256 pages | SAGE Response

It is a common belief that innovation and creativity lie within the purview of genius. After reading this book you will be convinced that with a relentless focus on the user, anyone can be innovative. 

The book is a compilation of cases/examples from the entrepreneurial and consulting experience of the protagonist, DK. DK is a unique individual who explores and interprets the world around him through his own lenses. The stories in this book are real life stories of what happened in some situations while in some others the client did not have the risk appetite for disruption and therefore didn’t go with the solution provided. These stories will reveal how business model innovation can be logically achieved with the right focus and commitment to finding solutions to business problems. 
Foreword by Sudhakar Nadkarni
SECTION 1: Innovation beyond the Esoteric
Looking beyond Product Innovations
Thou Shall Create Win-Win Situations
SECTION 2: The Logic, Not Magic, Behind Innovation
Last Mile User Connect
Train Your Mind on the User
Don’t Just Sell What You Make; Make What Might Sell!
Gamifying User Research
The Bull’s-Eye Question
Memetics and User Psyche
Three Dimensional Ethnography
SECTION 3: Let Your Consumer Define Your Business
Hitting the Nail on the Head: What Does the User Seek from You?
SECTION 4: Decoding the Neural Networks of an Innovator
About DK
DK’s Dilemma
SECTION 5: Thinking Tools for the Business Innovator
Scouring the Nooks and Crannies in the Ecosystem
A Cheat Sheet to New Product Creation
The Jigsaw: Actionable Steps for Creating Breakthroughs
Suturing: The Common Sense Behind Business Model Innovation

‘Dr Kaustubh provides a practical guide to innovation.’

Dr Vijay Govindarajan
Coxe Distinguished Professor at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College; New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author

‘The book helps the entrepreneur to understand, deliberate and creatively adopt models that would be most appropriate for their innovation or business.’

R Ramanan
Mission Director, Atal Innovation Mission; Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog

'Simple, lucid, engaging, insightful … a whack on the head … opens up horizons of invaluable possibilities. Kaustubh’s fantastic narration challenges every mind to seek beyond the constraints, opens up untapped reserves and follows through by actually showing how to make it possible. It unleashes terrific unexplored value and potential!’

Kush Kamra
Chairman and MD—GOSC, MetLife Insurance

“A book that all CEOs should read so that they can introspect their business and then ask questions on whether they can do better for themselves by thinking differently.”

The Financial Express, 28 December 2020

Kaustubh Dhargalkar

Dr Kaustubh Dhargalkar is an entrepreneur-turned-academician, innovation evangelist and startup mentor. He founded three companies from 1990 to 2005 in the domain of productivity-enhancement technologies for manufacturing. Exited all his companies in 2005, took a year off to learn the science of Yoga. He holds a PhD in corporate innovation and design thinking. Currently, Kaustubh works with large corporates (HP, Daimler India, Citibank, Mahindra Group, Capgemini, Honeywell, Eaton, etc.) on ‘how to enhance the innovation quotient’. He trains executives in design thinking and breakthrough concept creation. His views on innovation and... More About Author

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ISBN: 9789353884017