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The Frugal Innovator: Creating Change on a Shoestring Budget
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Charles Leadbeater
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The Frugal Innovator: Creating Change on a Shoestring Budget

Charles Leadbeater


Palgrave Macmillan

Business & Economics;
Business strategy;
Business innovation;


217 pages

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This insightful book looks at the phenomenon of low-cost innovation and explores what we can learn from the innovators in developing nations who are making amazing technical and social advances with scarce capital and resources. Charles Leadbeater shows how these methods can be applied and used wherever you are and whatever your capital.

By:   Charles Leadbeater
Imprint:   Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   3.796kg
ISBN:   9781137335364
ISBN 10:   113733536X
Pages:   217
Publication Date:   April 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

1. The Groundswell 2. Design Principles 3. Frugal Places 4. Frugal Methods 5. Conclusions

Charles Leadbeater is an independent advisor, best-selling author, award-winning journalist and recognized thought-leader on innovation whose advice is sought by governments, cities and organizations throughout the world. He was awarded the prestigious David Watt Prize for journalism after a distinguished career at the Financial Times, where we was Labour Editor, Industrial Editor and Tokyo Bureau Chief all by the age of 32, before leaving to become Assistant Editor at The Independent. Leadbeater went on to become a key advisor to Tony Blair's policy team at the Downing Street Policy Unit and the Department of Trade and Industry, specializing in the impact of the Internet and the knowledge driven economy, helping to shape government policy across a number of fronts. He is a senior research associate with Nesta, the UK's innovation fund, a trustee of the Nominet Trust, the social tech investment fund and has a long track record of involvement in social innovation, not least as chairman of the social enterprise Apps 4 Good. He was a co-founder of Participle, the public service design agency and is an associate of the Centre for London.

With a deep understanding of emerging forces the frugal innovator provides excellent insights for those who want to win long-term, with a purpose driven business in an increasingly resource scare environment. -Paul Ploman, Chairman, Unilever 'Charles Leadbeater is an acute free thinker. He sees trends and solutions where others see chaos and uncertainty. The Frugal Innovator is a challenge to us as well as a guide to the future.' -David Miliband, president and chief executive office, International Rescue Committee and former UK Foreign Secretary 'Frugal Innovation is a vital contribution to our understanding of the decades ahead. The analysis is compelling; the solutions to the challenges of the 21st century, which sometimes seem overwhelming, are less likely to be found in western laboratories and more likely to be found in the rough-and-tumble suburbs of Lagos, Karachi or Sao Paulo. Charles Leadbeater has found a wonderful cast of characters innovating in places such as this and turned them into a story of hope for us all.' -Sir Michael Barber, Chief Education Adviser, Pearson

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