Innovate Happily Mantras

1. Less cars, more stars.
2. For all problems: Analyse men, material, machinery, methods, markets and money. The 6M is a template and a blueprint to think ideas through.
3. Do not be afraid to ask questions even if it makes you look ignorant – nobody is expected to know everything.
4. ‘Happy communities can happen only when people stop being selfish and start working together to solve everyone’s problem’.
5. ‘Vasudeva kutumbam, or the whole world is one family
6. More health preservation centres must be created. Children should study the science of life and well-being as part of their school syllabus.
7. The core value is that nothing in the world is permanent or lasting. Everything is changing, momentary and unpredictable.
8. Don’t become a victim of hurry sickness. Wait till the soul catches up with your body.
9. Innovation is about transformation. Imagine a block of ice. It is cold, solid, and transparent. But it is not a block of ice forever. It melts and flows across boundaries. If you heat it, it boils; keep heating, it gets airborne by becoming steam. Add pressure and it can rotate turbines to generate power.
10. Transformation is what happens to a drop of water when it is touched by the magic of sunlight. It becomes a rainbow. It is what happens to a seed when it starts the journey to become a mighty banyan tree.
11. Innovation is taking interesting ideas and transforming them into usable solutions for business problems.
12. For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the Universe, Larry Eisenberg quote, CEO of Disney.
13. Every day, each of us should work on make things better (MTB), so that we become a nation of problem solvers rather than a country of problem creators.
14. The Vedas tell us that the Divine spark dwells in all. This means that within each of us is the Divine spark. One does not have to evolve into a Divine being. One already is.
15. Life is the greatest guru. Learn from it. Learn from it. Get rid of what is not Divine. Just as one has to get rid of all the marble in a block that is not a statue.
16. The Innovation process means
• Problem statement
• Idea generation
• Incubation
• Analysis
• Implementation