The writer is Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor, Harvard Business School, and director, South Asia Institute, Harvard University, US
Tinkering Laboratories — Niti Aayog-promoted open-innovation workspaces in high schools — has the potential to ignite entrepreneurship from below
The proposed National e-Health Authority, which will oversee digitisation of health information, could launch a digital health revolution in India. But safeguards need to be in place to protect patients’ privacy.
Risk taking, experimentation and teamwork must also infect government machinery.
Acceptance of failure must accompany all risk-taking and entrepreneurship. It is generally absent in India.
It is not intrinsically bad. But it forms a cocoon that ‘protects’ those on top from new ideas.
The current Indian government strategy focuses primarily on government hospitals to contain and manage Ebola