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Navi Radjou is an independent thought leader and strategy consultant based in Silicon Valley. He is an internationally-recognized voice of business innovation and leadership.

Navi is a Fellow at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge, and a faculty member of the World Economic Forum (WEF). He is a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council on Design Innovation and a columnist on Harvard Business Review.

Navi has consulted with leading international organizations—including Ernst & Young, GM, Hitachi, IBM, Marks & Spencer, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, SAP, Sprint, and TCS—on innovation and leadership strategies.

Most recently, Navi served as the Executive Director of the Centre for India & Global Business at Cambridge Judge Business School. Previously, Navi was a longtime VP/analyst at Forrester Research in Boston and San Francisco advising senior executives worldwide on breakthrough growth strategies.

Navi is a sought-after speaker by the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, The Conference Board, Harvard University, and Asia Society. A prolific writer, Navi has coined and popularized several business concepts such as ‘Global Innovation Networks’, ‘Polycentric Innovation’ and ‘Jugaad Innovation’. Navi has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, CNN, The Economist, The Financial Times, and I-CIO.

Navi is the co-author of Jugaad Innovation: Think Frugal, Be Flexible, Generate Breakthrough Growth (Jossey-Bass, 2012), which The Economist calls “the most comprehensive book yet to appear on the subject” of frugal innovation. Navi is also coauthor of  From Smart to Wise, a book on next-generation leadership (Jossey-Bass, 2013).

Navi is currently working on his third book Frugal Innovation: How Business in the Developed World Can Create More Value With Fewer Resources (Profile/Economist Books, 2014; Public Affairs, 2015), which shows how Western companies can respond to the big macro-economic and socio-cultural trends that are irreversibly shifting Western societies towards frugality.

An Indian-born French national, Navi earned his MS degree in information systems from Ecole Centrale Paris, and also attended the Yale School of Management. Navi lives in Palo Alto, California.


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