Navi Radjou

Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership thinker and advisor in Silicon Valley. A Fellow at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School, he serves on World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. A TED Speaker, he won the 2013 Thinkers50 Innovation Award. He is co-author of the global bestseller Jugaad Innovation (over 100,000 copies sold worldwide) as well as From Smart To Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom (2013) and Frugal Innovation (2015), published by The Economist. He regularly writes in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and strategy+business.

His next book, Conscious Society: Reinventing How We Consume, Work, and Live (due in 2018), draws on Eastern wisdom traditions (Vedanta, Taoism, Buddhism) and Western sciences to show how business leaders, policy makers, nonprofit and citizen groups can expand their (self) awareness and tap into abundant inner resources—love, ingenuity, wisdom—to co-build inclusive, healthy, and sustainable communities that value quality of life over quantity in life.

Born and raised in Pondicherry, India, he holds dual French-American citizenship. He is a lifelong student of Yoga, Ayurveda, and Buddhist (Vipassana) meditation. He lives in Palo Alto, California.

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