n African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development - A Biography of Innovations: From Birth to Maturity, R. Gopalakrishnan - book review

Volume 11 Number 1
  • ISSN : 2042-1338
  • E-ISSN: 2042-1346
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The reason behind every step taken for building something can be best understood through its evolutionary path. The Darwinian concept of evolution and the patterns of selection, retention and variation are essential to discern any existing model and trace the path it has taken. In order to comprehend this complicated process, different disciplines come into play to foster it. Initially, the author explains the lexicography of the word innovation. Further, he draws an analogy between human evolution and the advancement of an idea. He explores the stages of fertilization, development, maturity and ageing of a concept. He describes them as the life stages of a human being; and elucidates natural selection in the struggles of evolution as the selection made by humans in the phases of the development of a product. Moreover, after reading the book, it felt as though life had come a full circle. All these junctures are substantiated by various examples of entrepreneurs, firms and approaches of management teams.

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