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India's Innovation Blueprint by George Eby Mathew

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Gargantuan opportunities and mindless pitfalls

Winners must learn to relish change with the same enthusiasm and energy that they have resisted it in the past.

– Tom Peters

India is a ticking time bomb with a short 5- to 10-year window loaded with opportunities and potential pitfalls. Its 1 billion population can quickly become an asset or a liability. India’s people will become an asset if they can be employed, fed, cared for and given a good life. They will become a liability if the young (almost 50 per cent are under 25) cannot find education, health care and employment. India could implode from within.

India has a set of opportunities to capitalise upon and challenges to address in a relatively short time. The first set of opportunities ...

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