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Wednesday, September 07, 2011
What I am up to
Since I am no longer actively pursuing Innovation Consulting, this is what I am doing now : visual identity design for brands & brand naming alongwith professional photography and I am also an Indian wedding photographer. Broadly, these are my focus areas and specialties. Apart from these, I am of course constantly dabbling in various interests and activities.

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posted by Naina @ Permalink 9/07/2011 09:36:00 PM   --- Google It! ---
Been too long
This was my first ever blog and reading some of the past entries is like traveling back in time. Fascinating. I am still very interested in the subject of innovation but more related to innovation in the areas of brand design, branding, social media and client interactions. I am still not sure what I might like to do with this blog - but considering this is the only web property I have that has a Google PageRank of 4, I'm going to keep it.

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posted by Naina @ Permalink 9/07/2011 08:54:00 PM   --- Google It! ---
Friday, July 07, 2006
Accidental Innovation
New post about a Harvard Business School Working Knowledge article on the new aside Innovation blog.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 7/07/2006 02:14:00 PM   --- Google It! ---
Saturday, July 01, 2006
Thinking of Innovation
Full article on the new aside Innovation Blog.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 7/01/2006 06:24:00 PM   --- Google It! ---
Monday, March 27, 2006
Creative Head for Bangalore
I've been blogging on my design studio blog and we have a need for a Creative Head at our Bangalore office. For the uninitiated, I am now working as the Creative Head at the Mumbai office of Comart.

Now we're looking to hire someone to work as the head of the Design Studio in Bangalore. Much like me, the person will have a large and blank canvas to work with - there is nothing setup in the Bangalore in terms of a design studio, so it will be the Creative Head's responsibility to create something out of nothing.

Hire people, meet with some of India's top clientele and inform them that Comart now has a design studio, have an eye for good aesthetics and should have their hand on the pulse of the international design world. [ Much like what I'm doing now ] Its fun!

There is a lot of work involved because it's like setting up a new business - a new design studio. The advantage is that you will have the full support of the management in terms of infrastructure and contact with clients. The company is more like a family-owned, traditionally run organization - so it's not easy trying to get "full" co-operation from other "employees" - but every organization has its challenges.

Personally, I know that once I'm outta here, I can start my own company without the usual teething troubles - to a large extent.

Some other facts to know:

There is a two-year agreement that you will be required to sign [ I've signed it too ].
Money - in terms of your fixed salary is peanuts - but there are other incentives [ call me up to know more ].
Its a VERY professionally satisfying job - while you don't need to have an MBA - you do need to be a good designer as well as a good manager.
I hate to say this but you do need to know how to speak in English - more languages would be an added bonus
This time around, I am going to leave the comments open - but please send me an e-mail if you or someone you know might be interested.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 3/27/2006 06:47:00 PM   --- Google It! ---
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Move to Wordpress successful!
Finally was able to make the move to WordPress, will share the new Innovation blog URL once I am done with the tweaking with the WordPress theme.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 11/22/2005 06:35:00 PM   2 comments  --- Google It! ---
Moving/Importing/Exporting the aside Innovation blog
I recently started blogging on the Wordpress blogging platform for the aside design studio blog and have found it to be more functional and with more features to enable me to write a truly professional blog.

Personally, I feel that a good blog is one with good content and the platform does not make much of a difference, but when one can write good content and the platform can contribute to easy manageability as well as aesthetics, why not move to the better platform.

Blogger had indeed made it easy for *anyone* to start blogging but that has also led to splogs and my business networking blog being duplicated and used by someone else - even after repeated complaints to the hosting people [ something called txthub ] and also after alerting Google [ because the duplicate blog is being used for Google AdSense too ] - nothing has been done about it.

WordPress is more secure as far as I have seen - the number of plugins to tweak a WordPress blog are innumerable and also allow for more security and functionality.

The content of this blog will be transferred instantly onto a new WordPress blog but I will not be removing the content from the domain name [ there is no way I can transfer the Google PageRank! ] - hopefully with better content in the future, I will be able to build a better PageRank on the new WordPress blog and will then probably remove content from this domain.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 11/22/2005 01:40:00 PM   0 comments  --- Google It! ---
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Managing Innovation: Emerging Trends, Spring 2005
MIT's online course summary for "Managing Innovation"

Here you will find links to PDF class material as well as reading lists and links to PowerPoint presentations made in class by the course Professor.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 11/15/2005 04:53:00 PM   0 comments  --- Google It! ---
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Fortune's Innovation Blog
Fortune [ the magazine ], launched an Innovation blog recently and have already put up some very readable content - interviews in collaboration with various other innovation blog authors like Chuck Frey and Renes Hopkins. The new blog has been inspired by a collective force of leaders in business innovation.

Worth a look.
posted by Naina @ Permalink 11/03/2005 10:07:00 PM   0 comments  --- Google It! ---
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