When a Facebook, Uber, or Airbnb of health care looks elusive

Okay, I used these big names in the headline to grab some attention. That said, few would disagree that there’s dire need for such unicorns to emerge in health care so that the benefits of network conditions make health care less expensive, more effective, and above all, participatory in managing chronic illnesses. One could argue […]

MNC Trickle-Down Vs the Indian Torrent

Late last year when I was reporting for this special report for Forbes India on science-led innovation, I spoke to Nirmalya Kumar, professor of marketing at London Business School. His book, India Inside, which talks about the invisible innovation in India, was just been published. I wanted to know how serious and deep were the R&D […]

MNC Trickle-Down Vs the Indian Torrent

Late last year when I was reporting for this special report for Forbes India on science-led innovation, I spoke to Nirmalya Kumar, professor of marketing at London Business School. His book, India Inside, which talks about the invisible innovation in India, was just been published. I wanted to know how serious and deep were the R&D […]

In Restoring Romance to Research, Infosys is still the Bellwether

By now it’s common understanding that countries that took huge bets on research, not only to advance their knowledge stock but gain competitive advantage, have reaped great rewards. A notable example is the United States. Author Thomas Friedman says public funded research is the one of the five pillars ofAmerica’s success. Watching all the Infosys […]