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Business leaders are naturally students of the big picture; Bhaskar Chakravorti challenges them to think even bigger – and more globally and lead with high “contextual intelligence.” With more than 20 years experience spanning academia, consulting, industry and high-tech research and development, he is an authority on globalization and opportunities created by emerging markets and crises. Renowned for his work on innovation, which he “sees as an opportunity for collaboration and mutual benefit among nations rather than a zero sum race against rising economic giants,” Chakravorti is Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance of the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is also founding executive director of Tufts’ Institute for Business in the Global Context and its Center for Emerging Markets Enterprises (CEME), a global hub for emerging thinking on emerging markets, and serves the Fletcher faculty as a Professor of Practice in International Business and Chair of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Working Group for Tufts T10. A former partner of McKinsey & Company, where he led its Innovation and Global Forces practices, Chakravorti has advised more than 30 companies in the Fortune 500, policy makers, investors and entrepreneurs, spanning multiple geographies and industries. He is also organizer of multiple conferences on emerging markets, inclusive growth and seeking opportunities in crises.

A Distinguished Scholar at MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, Chakravorti served on the faculty at Harvard Business School (HBS), teaching innovation, entrepreneurship management and new venture formation. He also co-chaired an immersion program to India, and published research on innovations triggered by adversity and crises. His book, “The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World” (HBRP, 2003), was selected as one of the Best Business Books of the year by multiple publications and was an Amazon.com best-seller in Innovation, and continues to influence business strategy and policy recommendations. He is working on his next book mapping the innovator’s itinerary from Iceland to Novosibirsk.

An engaging and insightful presenter, Chakravorti has been invited to speak to audiences in business, academia, public policy-making bodies (e.g., FCC, Capitol Hill), multi-lateral entities (e.g., World Bank, ITU), futurist think-tanks (e.g., Aspen Institute, GBN), the investor community and an advisory committee to the U.S. president. He has authored more than 40 articles, published in top-tier, peer-reviewed academic journals (e.g., Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Games & Economic Behavior, International Economic Review and many others), and widely read media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN, CNBC, Foreign Affairs and Economic Times. He is a columnist for The Indian Express and has published more than a dozen HBS case studies and authored two websites on innovation and on public safety.

Chakravorti’s prior appointments also include partner of global strategy firm Monitor Group; game theorist and member of the technical staff at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs); assistant professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and officer of TAS, the executive cadre for the Tata Group, India's pre-eminent conglomerate. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Rochester where he was a University Fellow, and is a graduate of the Delhi School of Economics and Delhi’s St. Stephen’s College.

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The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World

The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World

Speaking Topics
  • Closing America’s Globalization Gap

    As Americans continue to worry about the aftermath of the 2008 crisis – slow recovery, unsteady job market and losing the race with China among other concerns – business and policy leaders must realize that to bring growth back to the U.S., American business must go where the growth is: fast-moving emerging markets. These markets will soon represent more than half of the world’s output and are growing three times as fast as Western markets. Surprisingly, American companies make less than 10 percent of their revenues from these dynamic markets. American globalization is a myth. Dig deeper and we realize just how far behind American businesses are and how much business growth potential they are missing. Bhaskar Chakravorti discusses the reasons for this puzzle, what we can do about it and how we can find profitable growth by expanding our horizons beyond the Western hemisphere.

  • Finding Competitive Advantage in Adversity

    The “new normal” has meant doing more with less in adverse circumstances – either because of austerity in a slow growth environment or frugality in fast growth but poorer environments, a desire for smaller carbon footprints, simplifying for aging or first-time consumers, tailoring for micro-customization without the redundancy using new technologies. How do some entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and investors turn adverse conditions to competitive advantage? Bhaskar Chakravorti identifies four areas that the most successful innovators consistently explore. 1. Reroute resources that become redundant to meet new needs, as Jonathan Bush did at athenahealth. The company is now a leader in internet-based revenue-cycle management tools. 2. Round up unusual suspects and break industry orthodoxy, as Iqbal Quadir did with Grameenphone in Bangladesh. 3. Find small solutions to big problems, as Trey Moore and Cameron Powell did with their AirStrip OB smartphone app for mobile physicians who needed a major advance in wireless health care. 4. Focus on platform, not just product. That’s how Fred Khosravi and Amar Sawhney broadened the field of surgical applications for Incept’s hydrogel technology. The entrepreneurs who survive in the “new normal” will be those who find counterintuitive solutions to the bottlenecks, constraints, and other difficulties that adversity engenders. Call them the “new abnormals.”

  • The Death of Cash

    While the U.S. is quickly adopting digital and mobile payment systems, our economy still relies heavily on cash transactions. Surprisingly, the cash economy carries a price tag of approximately $200B annually, including billions of dollars lost by businesses to cash theft. Each year, retail businesses lose an estimated $40 billion – equivalent to nearly one percent of their revenues. Bhaskar Chakravorti explains why businesses still rely heavily on cash, despite greater risks, outlines opportunities for innovators to introduce new payment methods to the market, and identifies how businesses can benefit from exploring cash alternatives such as mobile payment services.

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Bhaskar Chakravorti

Renowned Author and Expert on Global Innovation and Opportunities in Emerging Markets, Adversity and Crises

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Bhaskar Chakravorti Biography

Business leaders are naturally students of the big picture; Bhaskar Chakravorti challenges them to think even bigger – and more globally and lead with high “contextual intelligence.” With more than 20 years experience spanning academia, consulting, industry and high-tech research and development, he is an authority on globalization and opportunities created by emerging markets and crises. Renowned for his work on innovation, which he “sees as an opportunity for collaboration and mutual benefit among nations rather than a zero sum race against rising economic giants,” Chakravorti is Senior Associate Dean of International Business and Finance of the Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is also founding executive director of Tufts’ Institute for Business in the Global Context and its Center for Emerging Markets Enterprises (CEME), a global hub for emerging thinking on emerging markets, and serves the Fletcher faculty as a Professor of Practice in International Business and Chair of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Working Group for Tufts T10. A former partner of McKinsey & Company, where he led its Innovation and Global Forces practices, Chakravorti has advised more than 30 companies in the Fortune 500, policy makers, investors and entrepreneurs, spanning multiple geographies and industries. He is also organizer of multiple conferences on emerging markets, inclusive growth and seeking opportunities in crises.

A Distinguished Scholar at MIT’s Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship, Chakravorti served on the faculty at Harvard Business School (HBS), teaching innovation, entrepreneurship management and new venture formation. He also co-chaired an immersion program to India, and published research on innovations triggered by adversity and crises. His book, “The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World” (HBRP, 2003), was selected as one of the Best Business Books of the year by multiple publications and was an Amazon.com best-seller in Innovation, and continues to influence business strategy and policy recommendations. He is working on his next book mapping the innovator’s itinerary from Iceland to Novosibirsk.

An engaging and insightful presenter, Chakravorti has been invited to speak to audiences in business, academia, public policy-making bodies (e.g., FCC, Capitol Hill), multi-lateral entities (e.g., World Bank, ITU), futurist think-tanks (e.g., Aspen Institute, GBN), the investor community and an advisory committee to the U.S. president. He has authored more than 40 articles, published in top-tier, peer-reviewed academic journals (e.g., Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, Games & Economic Behavior, International Economic Review and many others), and widely read media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNN, CNBC, Foreign Affairs and Economic Times. He is a columnist for The Indian Express and has published more than a dozen HBS case studies and authored two websites on innovation and on public safety.

Chakravorti’s prior appointments also include partner of global strategy firm Monitor Group; game theorist and member of the technical staff at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs); assistant professor of economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and officer of TAS, the executive cadre for the Tata Group, India's pre-eminent conglomerate. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Rochester where he was a University Fellow, and is a graduate of the Delhi School of Economics and Delhi’s St. Stephen’s College.

Bhaskar Chakravorti Videos

  • 2010 Health Forum Bhaskar Chakravorti on Innovation Adoption ...
  • And the side effects are... - Bhaskar Chakravorti at TEDxKhartoum ...
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti Speaking on Innovating at Scale at M Lab ...

Bhaskar Chakravorti Books

Bhaskar Chakravorti Speaking Topics

  • Closing America’s Globalization Gap

    As Americans continue to worry about the aftermath of the 2008 crisis – slow recovery, unsteady job market and losing the race with China among other concerns – business and policy leaders must realize that to bring growth back to the U.S., American business must go where the growth is: fast-moving emerging markets. These markets will soon represent more than half of the world’s output and are growing three times as fast as Western markets. Surprisingly, American companies make less than 10 percent of their revenues from these dynamic markets. American globalization is a myth. Dig deeper and we realize just how far behind American businesses are and how much business growth potential they are missing. Bhaskar Chakravorti discusses the reasons for this puzzle, what we can do about it and how we can find profitable growth by expanding our horizons beyond the Western hemisphere.

  • Finding Competitive Advantage in Adversity

    The “new normal” has meant doing more with less in adverse circumstances – either because of austerity in a slow growth environment or frugality in fast growth but poorer environments, a desire for smaller carbon footprints, simplifying for aging or first-time consumers, tailoring for micro-customization without the redundancy using new technologies. How do some entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and investors turn adverse conditions to competitive advantage? Bhaskar Chakravorti identifies four areas that the most successful innovators consistently explore. 1. Reroute resources that become redundant to meet new needs, as Jonathan Bush did at athenahealth. The company is now a leader in internet-based revenue-cycle management tools. 2. Round up unusual suspects and break industry orthodoxy, as Iqbal Quadir did with Grameenphone in Bangladesh. 3. Find small solutions to big problems, as Trey Moore and Cameron Powell did with their AirStrip OB smartphone app for mobile physicians who needed a major advance in wireless health care. 4. Focus on platform, not just product. That’s how Fred Khosravi and Amar Sawhney broadened the field of surgical applications for Incept’s hydrogel technology. The entrepreneurs who survive in the “new normal” will be those who find counterintuitive solutions to the bottlenecks, constraints, and other difficulties that adversity engenders. Call them the “new abnormals.”

  • The Death of Cash

    While the U.S. is quickly adopting digital and mobile payment systems, our economy still relies heavily on cash transactions. Surprisingly, the cash economy carries a price tag of approximately $200B annually, including billions of dollars lost by businesses to cash theft. Each year, retail businesses lose an estimated $40 billion – equivalent to nearly one percent of their revenues. Bhaskar Chakravorti explains why businesses still rely heavily on cash, despite greater risks, outlines opportunities for innovators to introduce new payment methods to the market, and identifies how businesses can benefit from exploring cash alternatives such as mobile payment services.

FAQs on booking Bhaskar Chakravorti

  • How to book Bhaskar Chakravorti?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Bhaskar Chakravorti for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Bhaskar Chakravorti, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Bhaskar Chakravorti or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Bhaskar Chakravorti?

    Booking fees for Bhaskar Chakravorti, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Bhaskar Chakravorti, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Bhaskar Chakravorti?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Bhaskar Chakravorti for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Bhaskar Chakravorti for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Bhaskar Chakravorti or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Bhaskar Chakravorti or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Bhaskar Chakravorti is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Bhaskar Chakravorti for your event is available upon request. Bhaskar Chakravorti generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bill Drayton, Bettina Warburg, Alberto Vollmer, Amitabha Sadangi and Alex Nicholls. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Bhaskar Chakravorti for an upcoming event.

Bhaskar Chakravorti Speaker Videos

  • 2010 Health Forum Bhaskar Chakravorti on Innovation Adoption ...
    And the side effects are... - Bhaskar Chakravorti at TEDxKhartoum ...
  • Bhaskar Chakravorti Speaking on Innovating at Scale at M Lab ...

Bhaskar Chakravorti Speaking Topics

  • Closing America’s Globalization Gap

    As Americans continue to worry about the aftermath of the 2008 crisis – slow recovery, unsteady job market and losing the race with China among other concerns – business and policy leaders must realize that to bring growth back to the U.S., American business must go where the growth is: fast-moving emerging markets. These markets will soon represent more than half of the world’s output and are growing three times as fast as Western markets. Surprisingly, American companies make less than 10 percent of their revenues from these dynamic markets. American globalization is a myth. Dig deeper and we realize just how far behind American businesses are and how much business growth potential they are missing. Bhaskar Chakravorti discusses the reasons for this puzzle, what we can do about it and how we can find profitable growth by expanding our horizons beyond the Western hemisphere.

  • Finding Competitive Advantage in Adversity

    The “new normal” has meant doing more with less in adverse circumstances – either because of austerity in a slow growth environment or frugality in fast growth but poorer environments, a desire for smaller carbon footprints, simplifying for aging or first-time consumers, tailoring for micro-customization without the redundancy using new technologies. How do some entrepreneurs, corporate innovators, and investors turn adverse conditions to competitive advantage? Bhaskar Chakravorti identifies four areas that the most successful innovators consistently explore. 1. Reroute resources that become redundant to meet new needs, as Jonathan Bush did at athenahealth. The company is now a leader in internet-based revenue-cycle management tools. 2. Round up unusual suspects and break industry orthodoxy, as Iqbal Quadir did with Grameenphone in Bangladesh. 3. Find small solutions to big problems, as Trey Moore and Cameron Powell did with their AirStrip OB smartphone app for mobile physicians who needed a major advance in wireless health care. 4. Focus on platform, not just product. That’s how Fred Khosravi and Amar Sawhney broadened the field of surgical applications for Incept’s hydrogel technology. The entrepreneurs who survive in the “new normal” will be those who find counterintuitive solutions to the bottlenecks, constraints, and other difficulties that adversity engenders. Call them the “new abnormals.”

  • The Death of Cash

    While the U.S. is quickly adopting digital and mobile payment systems, our economy still relies heavily on cash transactions. Surprisingly, the cash economy carries a price tag of approximately $200B annually, including billions of dollars lost by businesses to cash theft. Each year, retail businesses lose an estimated $40 billion – equivalent to nearly one percent of their revenues. Bhaskar Chakravorti explains why businesses still rely heavily on cash, despite greater risks, outlines opportunities for innovators to introduce new payment methods to the market, and identifies how businesses can benefit from exploring cash alternatives such as mobile payment services.

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