Haven't written any review on books so far, this book has been too compelling and the need to write one is very much evident. Some basic Details:
Book: Making Breakthrough Innovations Happen
Author: Porus Munshi
Having read some reviews about the book in some of the regular business magazines, i was too anxious to get the copy. I can give you a brief idea about the content, its about 11 Indians who did the impossible with the same existing resources that we crib about, with the same people whom we call unchangeable etc.
Few of the Case studies which really caught my fancy are
1) Transformation of Surat from the filthiest city into the second cleanest town within two years, reducing the number of malaria deaths from 20,000 t0 0 in just twenty months, a case of miracle urban transformation.
2) Trichy Police implementing Indianised community policing and reducing crime rates by an astounding 60 % and managing a city of 3 million people with 260 constables, a case study on how the police can manage community with friendliness rather than force.
3) How titan beat the Swiss in their on Field of expertise by developing the thinnest watch Titan Edge.
The rest are about ITC, CavinKare Su-kam etc. The book has good flow to it bringing out interesting details and how the same can be used by us in ordinary situation. This is a must read for The few us who still believe we can change, we can make things happen and that nothing is impossible as such.
Do read it, its a must read for anyone who believes in the Indian Superpower of the future.