Wheel doesn’t need to be reinvented!

06 May

Innovation is the mantra of the modern era…..Every thing and anything that is new grabs instant attention. Monopoly was last heard of a decade back. Competition and winning it, is the new curriculum in B-schools. Amidst all of this where do the mediocres go? Should they be termed as losers or incompetent?

The market is cluttered, there are 100 choices, and we are bombarded with information, especially with Web 2.0 and of course with its upgraded versions. On the other hand there are remote villages that have just got lucky to get electricity for a couple of hours in the day, have some kind of connectivity to the town and and have prospered to have seen computers.

Is constant innovation the only aspect that we can dwell on? The wheel has been invented, one cannot reinvent a wheel , but can invent things that a wheel can enhance…….India is one country that has survived the worst recession the world has ever witnessed! When the whole world was in shambles, India was holding steady, had a ray of hope even though it was bleak. We talk of Globalization every now then and often emulate the US, UK and European countries thinking they are the world’s super power and have the best business and economic model. But then it proved so wrong! While the economies of the super power nations are still bearing the after shocks, India is running on a very stable market and in fact is seeing growth and profits already…..

IPL was definitely a big fiasco and India is still fighting against terrorism. Corruption is rooted deep inside, justice comes at snail’s pace, even after 62 years of independence we are paying the price of divide and rule, racial discrimination, female infanticide, dowry deaths are still prevalent in the society….But then we are also becoming a fast developing and evolved country. From beauty to brains we have won it all and have placed India if not shining bright, at least noticeable in the map of the world.

Like it is said grass is always greener on the other side, we often tend to get the wow feeling about other countries. The other day I was talking to a friend of mine and mentioning that I often forget what I read, in papers, on internet, what I see and hear, and the reply was “too much of anything leads you no where”. Competition is great, but outstanding with a focus! Emulating good & relevant aspects is best, but keeping the originality!


Posted by on May 6, 2010 in innovation


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6 responses to “Wheel doesn’t need to be reinvented!

  1. Benson

    May 6, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Every wheel seems perfect until u hit the road where it stops functioning…there u need to reinvent the wheel….and we do it until we find a better wheel..but that better is never the best…imperfections are unmasked due to strong comparisons..and we are left unsatisfied, asking for more n more and in this perpetual dissatisfaction, the grass always looks greener on the other side…and when we cross and go to the other side, we may just wanna come back…and IPL,its gonna be around for some more years before T20 lunatics get their attention back to good o’l one day and test format…nice post Rips!!!!

  2. Alonso

    May 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    Great post.

    Hope your having a wonderful day , here is a kindness card from me and you may pass it along to other friends including me 🙂

    Have a great weekend and keep on been creative 🙂

  3. Valerine

    May 7, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Hey Benson liked ur feedback…. Agreed better is never the best ….but can one think of skyscrapers without a base which will hold it high and strong…..What I meant is that we keep twisting and turning the same thing over and over again and name it innovation!

  4. Valerine

    May 7, 2010 at 6:13 am

    Hey Alonso tx 🙂

  5. Alonso

    May 9, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    I am not sure if you are but if your not you will be one day so..HAPPY MOTHERS DAY 🙂

  6. Valerine

    May 11, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Hey Alonso…..Thanks for the wishes….But I am not a mommy yet 🙂 But it was really sweet of you to wish me 🙂


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