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Sunday, October 26, 2014

What is the best way to access my online articles and content?

A recent linkedin connection asked me this question

"Nice connecting with you. I would like to go through your articles and videos. What is the best way to access them?"

My reply to his simple question is perplexing to me

"Nice to connect.

An interesting question. Forget about the "best" I have difficulty in answering "any" way to access.

First problem - not in one place.

nevertheless let me try

1. (Inside TRIZ has some of my article)

2. I write a regular column at FrontierIndia

3. TRIZ-Journal (revived website) has some of my old article

4. I blog at

5. My slideshare

6. My google Scholar citations (of my book as well as some other papers)

7. My company website

8. Youtube Videos (just a few)

9. Crafitti's facebook page is very active

10. Linkedin groups ( I run two)

My apologies for such putting you to such a detailed "algorithm" to access my rants and rumblings

Open Innovation ! Where are you?

Where is Open Innovation in 2014?

Open Innovation was a mantra last decade.

By 2008 however, people started questioning it. I wrote in this post

"Mark the word BIG COMPANIES. Last year when I asked a gathering of Big Company executives on a sales pitch," we know when elephants cant stamp they start dancing, when they cant dance do they become more social or open" - the big company executives did not answer. But the real hidden intentions of big companies really is cover risks of small guys eating suddenly what they have created for so many years.
This will be short term, in my opinion, only co-creation with mutual trust has long term sustainability."

Ivy League Profs talked about it as "Innovation Bazaar" 

My reaction to their HBR paper was " The end-effect after reading is - what are they saying different or new - if you are the one who have been following the open innovation literature - you will get a feeling of "heard it before" after reading the paper.The only interesting part is of course naming the article as Innovation Bazaar.
Further since the two professors are already ready with their book on Network-centric Innovation it will be interesting to see - whether we get the same feeling after reading the book as well. I hope not!"

However, the book on "Starfish Vs Spider" gave a nice articulation of the change - not necessarily in open innovation way - but generally in the emergence of leaderless organizations - A review Here

My comment after reading the book " I am love-stuck with this book! Do I need to say more"

My view has been that we are seeing three interconnected trends I call Globalization Innovation Complexity. All three are increasing but impacting each other- both by impeding and accelerating simultaneously. A phenomenally different world is emerging. I called in The GIXBang world.

Open Innovation Next has to be looked at how our understanding of Networks Evolve.

The shifts were visible - its not Open Innovation - but Co-Creation

And I wrote " I call it just the first step... Next will be the invitation only conference with your Value Net - customers, complementers, competitors and suppliers. This is the age of co-creation. Earlier enterprises realize better it is for all. This actually requires all round mutual trust and confidence in openness to explore future.Zero sum games will be failures in co-creation scenarios - play the +ve sum games, where in each others capabilities are synergized to create end value!"

Our view was that Open Innovation has to be Lean and TRIZ enabled 

It has to be a learning organization

We formulated 14 Key Areas for Value

The Operating Architecture for GIXBang world is not "open innovation" but Co-Crafting. And one can become an Innovation Co-Crafter by SOUL-ALVIS-CRAFT framework.

We need to move from simpleton to scientist  to saint 

We call it the Innovation Co-Crafting approach.

10th Year of Blogging

I started my blog 9 years back - 23 Oct 2005 to be exact.
The first post @ InnovationCrafting

10 Interesting Posts from my Blog - one from each year (2005 to 2014)
2005 - (Business Method Patents)
2006 - (FLOW - the elements of Joy)

Sunday, October 05, 2014

How to make Tea? Real Indian Masala Chai

How to make Tea - Real Indian Masala Chai

 Gurdian published an article titled

How to make tea correctly (according to science): milk first - 

The Link to the article is HERE

Looks like the world has to be taught - how to make Tea. I will tryto explain the Indian version of the Tea

Put water for boiling. As it reaches 50 degrees centigrade or so - add 1/4th amount of milk. I don't add sugar (but if you want you can)
Add ginger and cardamom - if you have these available.
Add tea leaves

Let the mixture boil. As it reaches to the brim - reduce the temperature so that it goes back in the vessel. Now give it one more boil. and one more boil.

Close the vessel and let the mixture simmer.

Pour the mixture through a filter into a large Mug (I really want a large mug of tea)

Start drinking one sip at a time and doing your work or reading a book 

I do not know about scientific method or the correct method -
But the above is the "best" method that we know of in India ...

{**** please try the above "algorithm" of making tea and give me your feedback ****} 

I am sure - the sophisticated Tea methods described in the link above - you will forget !
Look forward to your Indian tea making experience

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