A Design Challenge — Finding Better Alternatives to Sachet Marketing

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Here’s a challenge for all you Design Thinkers that, if successful, could benefit hundreds of millions of consumers, and dramatically reduce the environmental damage being caused by sachet packaging. Your challenge, should you choose to accept it: Design a solution that gives consumers access to the benefits of volume consumer goods purchases, including cost savings and reductions in packaging waste, despite the fact…

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Why the NBN Should be Costed in Rupees

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ONE in eight Australians will be able to work from home by 2020 under an ambitious blueprint for the National Broadband Network that predicts it will save the typical family $148 a week. At least, that’s what yesterday’s Herald Sun declared. For those not yet familiar with the currency exchange rate, that’s savings of about Rp. 7113. (The Indian national currency is Rupee,…

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6 Sigma / ISO 9001 quality from Mumbai’s semi-literate dabbawallas

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Major corporations struggle to deliver high quality services, and small businesses learn through repeated ‘trial and error’, and yet 5000 semi-literate lunchbox carriers in Mumbai can lose just one 1 in 6 million ‘tiffins’ that, as a united organism, they deliver from the client’s home, to their workplace, and back to home again. I’m on a flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur at…

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Citizen Journalists

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Whilst browsing Blogs this evening, I found this interesting story about Citizen Journalists in Kolkata, India — I was immediately fascinated as, despite the lack of refinement and grammatical perfection, the stories being shared online by inexperienced local Indian writers give such vivid insights into the lives of real people living in real poverty. Even though we can’t directly connect each story to a particular…

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