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Deloitte’s first Diversity & Inclusion Conference
Beyond Inclusion: ‘Integralizing’ differences to thrive in a complex world.
23 September 2019
In today’s complex and fast-paced world, organizations need to be adaptable, resilient, and creative to sense and respond to unexpected threats and opportunities. To boost their agility and innovation capacity, businesses must learn to leverage the growing diversity in their workforce and in their larger ecosystem.
Rather than try to ‘integrate’ differences in their organization—by uniting everyone based on the 'lowest common denominator'—our inspirational speaker and author, Navi Radjou will explain how businesses can learn to ‘integralize’ diversity—by unleashing each individual’s fullest potential and uplifting everyone toward a ‘highest shared purpose’.
Using several real-life examples of pioneering organizations and leaders (whom he calls the ‘integralizers’) and drawing on his own multicultural (Indian, French, American) background and 25 years of global work experience, Radjou will show how you—as business leaders—can go beyond inclusion and fully leverage diversity to build and sustain an agile and innovative organization.
Navi Radjou is an innovation and leadership thinker based in Silicon Valley. Drawing on his Indian upbringing, he was the first (with his co-authors) to capture the phenomenon of jugaad—a Hindi word for improvised solutions born out of ingenuity in resource-constrained settings. His first book, a global bestseller of the same name, Jugaad Innovation (over 100,000 copies sold worldwide), shows how companies and entrepreneurs can unleash and harness the grassroots ingenuity of employees, customers, and partners to co-create simple but effective solutions that deliver greater socio-economic and ecological value at a lower cost.
Throughout the two decades of his career—spanning the public sector to market research and then as an academic and author—Navi’s ideas have been shaped by his eclectic cultural background including his Indian roots, his French education, and his current Silicon Valley milieu.
Navi’s most recent book, published by The Economist in 2015, is Frugal Innovation: How To Do More With Less (with a foreword by Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever), shows how companies can innovate faster, better, and more sustainably in today’s customer-driven digital economy shaped by climate change. It won the CMI Management Book of the Year 2016 Award. Navi is also co-author of From Smart To Wise: Acting and Leading With Wisdom, a book on next generation leadership that CEO coach Marshall Goldsmith calls “fascinating” and former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi views as “a practical guide for accelerating your own wise leadership development.”
His work has been featured on NPR, BBC, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and Financial Times. He regularly writes in Harvard Business Review, MIT Sloan Management Review and strategy+business. A widely sought-after keynote speaker, Navi has addressed audiences across the world in venues like the World Economic Forum, Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard, and MIT.
Born and raised in Pondicherry, India, Navi holds dual French-American citizenship. He studied at Ecole Centrale Paris and the Yale School of Management. He lives in Palo Alto, California. He is a lifelong student of Yoga, Ayurveda, Qigong, and Buddhist (Vipassana) meditation.