Chasing Innovation

Chasing Innovation❮Reading❯ ➸ Chasing Innovation Author Lilly Irani – Heartforum.co.uk A vivid look at how India has developed the idea of entrepreneurial citizens as leaders mobilizing society and how people try to live that promiseCan entrepreneurs develop a nation serve the poor and A vivid look at how India has developed the idea of entrepreneurial citizens as leaders mobilizing society and how people try to live that promiseCan entrepreneurs develop a nation serve the poor and pursue creative freedom all while generating economic value In Chasing Innovation Lilly Irani shows the contradictions that arise as designers engineers and businesspeople frame development and governance as opportunities to innovate Irani documents the rise of entrepreneurial citizenship in India over the past seventy years demonstrating how a global ethos of development through design has come to shape state policy economic investment and the middle class in one of the world's fastest growing nationsDrawing on her own professional experience as a Silicon Valley designer and nearly a decade of fieldwork following a Delhi design studio Irani vividly chronicles the practices and mindsets that hold up professional design as the answer to the challenges of a country of than one billion people most of whom are poor While discussions of entrepreneurial citizenship promise that Indian children can grow up to lead a nation aspiring to uplift the poor in reality social economic and political structures constrain whose enterprise which hopes and which needs can be seen as worthy of investment In the process Irani warns powerful investors philanthropies and companies exploit citizens' social relations empathy and political hope in the uest to generate economic value Irani argues that the move to recast social change as innovation with innovators as heroes frames others craftspeople workers and activists as of lower value or even dangers to entrepreneurial forms of developmentWith meticulous historical context and compelling stories Chasing Innovation lays bare how long standing power hierarchies such as class caste language and colonialism continue to shape opportunity in a world where good ideas supposedly rule all.

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Chasing Innovation ePUB Ä Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Chasing Innovation
  • Lilly Irani
  • 12 October 2015
  • 9780691175140

11 thoughts on “Chasing Innovation

  1. Jacob Ritchie says:

    A really excellent book Lots of material for self reflection if you are someone who does human centered design The profile of DevDesign is loving but critical and does a good job of laying out the limitations imposed upon them by the structures in which they operate

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