The author : Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou lives in Palo Alto in the Silicon Valley, California. He has an impressing number of occupations. He is a strategy consultant and a specialist of innovation and leadership. He is a fellow for Judge Business School, (University of Cambridge). He speaks at the Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation, for the World Economic Forum and he is a chronicler for the Harvard Business Review. Navi was awarded the prestigious Thinker50 Innovation Award in 2013.


Navi co-wrote the best-seller Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth. The Economist called it "the most comprehensive book yet to appear on the subject " of frugal innovation.


Navi also participated in writing From Smart to Wise : Acting and Leading with Wisdom, published in2013 by Jossey-Bass. The book is about new generation leadership. Peter Senge and Daniel Goleman, two management gurus called it a "very practical guide" for those who seriously want to switch from a smart leadership to one based on wisdom.


More recently, Navi was executive director of the Centre for India & Global Business of Judge Business school (University of Cambridge). Before that, he used to be a VP/analyst at Forrester Research in Boston and San Francisco. Navi advised numerous international companies on their innovation and management strategies.


Several articles were written about Navi in The New-York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, the Financial Times and Le Monde (French number 1 daily newspaper). He wrote articles for the MIT Sloan Management Review, BusinessWeek or Les Echos (a French business newspaper). He is a highly appreciated speaker and regularly speaks at the World Economic Fourm, at the Council on Foreign Relations, at the Conference Board, at Harvard University…


Navi Radjou is Indian and French and has a degree from the CNAM and a specialized Master's degree in information of open system from Ecole Centrale in Paris (one of the best French engineering schools). He studied at Yale School of Management as well. He regularly practices Yoga and Buddhist meditation.

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