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Rahul S.

Thinker and thinker! Deep thinking but NO action has made me what I am right now... A management consultant by profession. Artist and philosopher at heart! Love creative ideas, systems thinking and challenging status quo.

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Rahul S. started a new discussionNov, 15 2016

Is there enough innovation happening in Indian Startups?

Most of the Indian startups I see today are a copy of some successful startup in the West. Ola, Flipkart, etc. Well nothing wrong in that and it takes some business acumen to see what has worked outside to apply and implement in India for most demanding consumers in the world. Some of the bright and perseverant guys will get their returns through this strategy. My question here is simple: "Is there any original and true innovation happening in India?" I am worried about the sustainable future of some of these Indian Startups. If the goal is just to make some quick money and exit successfully, then this strategy will work just fine... But if we want to create great companies... we need to invest heavily in innovation and reward originality. I am amazed at pace of innovation in companies like Uber, Facebook, Google, etc. Facebook knows for sure that without innovation it will soon become MySpace and so comes live feed, marketplace etc. Similar is Uber, every other week I open the app here in the US and I'm amazed at new updates, features and their product vision. They are innovating at some extraordinary pace. Point is that we need more companies investing in future along with the ones mocking up successful business models from outside. Its like the difference between copying Great artists vs creating great art... No two guesses on which kind truly leaves a legacy.

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Most of the Indian startups I see today are a copy of some successful startup in the West. Ola, Flipkart, etc. Well nothing wrong in that and it takes some business acumen to see what has worked outside to apply and implement in India for most demanding consumers in the world. Some of the bright and
A person you follow posted a new opinion on Oct, 16 2016

Fallacy of middle school education

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Totally agree with the last point Rahul S. A lot of college graduates are using coursera and other platforms to learn and build career in a respective field. If this exp


Rahul S. Thinker and thinker! Deep thinking but NO act

True.. But challenge is two fold...

1) Engaging Content Creation; and

2) Content Delivery and reach

Obviously the most important which I can't even list... Parents reservation and resistance. That needs a big change management!


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