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[Fredrick]~Living in Developing country!

November 19, 2010 5 comments

People in developing country are more prepared to take up the change than in a developed country. A developed nation fear change. Things have changed and will keep changing in a developing nation as they understand the need to keep moving with time but a developed nation is still same as it was and will be. Humorously he quoted it with an example- A politician in China was asked “What China can teach Sweden?” Politician replied democracy, technology and person from Sweden said I am not asking what Sweden can teach china rather what can China teach Sweden?” TheĀ Politician didn’t understand the question/humor šŸ˜€ .

Before I go ahead with how we are lucky to be living in a developing country, I would like to know your thought. How do you think you are lucky to be living in a developing country? Please leave your replies in the comment section.

Here is what Fredrick said-

* DevelopingĀ country means I am still climbing I am still developing and that is about the whole people there.

*Ā Developed country means we are done. We are at the top. Our house is built. I don’t need any change.

* The major advantage of Developing country is they see change.

*Ā Developing country have Knowledge advantage.

*Ā Developing country people knows culture of other countries too and combines the both. He gave the example-Ā If you know Indian cooking if you know western cooking you can do fusion of both and thus we can get a Tandoori Pizza šŸ˜€ .

* Simplest example- People in developing country can design the fridge for developed countries as the know what they keep in fridge but a developed country can’tĀ becauseĀ they don’t know.

* People in developed countries do not know about other’s culture, leaders & happenings. People in developing nation do. They know both side stories well.

*Ā People in developed countries cant even name the names of 10 leaders of developing nations who are still alive. Who you think has the knowledge advantage?

*Ā People in India have potential to dream I dont say you are doing but you have the potential.

*Ā America invents Iphone and China invents the copy of Iphone šŸ˜€

*Ā Its not about Copyright. Not about copy right but about copying right šŸ˜€

* Developing nations areĀ innovative.

He concluded the speech with quote “May India never become the developed country!” and asked us to think of one question before we go to sleep- “Are you a developing nation or are you developed?” And finally he said he has lots of hope from us.

PS: The pic is clicked by Prem and not me.

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[Fredrick]~How Fredrictive are you? ;)

November 19, 2010 1 comment

Hope you now have a rough idea about the kind of speaker he is. The following post will give you a clear picture of him.

He then spoke about “What is creativity and what is idea?”
Many people divide the idea into good and bad, big and small which is absolutely wrong. No idea is good/bad, big/small.

He quoted the example of 9/11 to explain that. What do you think 9/11 was a good idea or a bad idea? Most of the people said it was a bad idea but he said it was a brilliant idea quoting Ā the outcome achieved out of it.

Talking about creativity he said “A creative person takes 2 formally known things and combines in a new way. All the ideas areĀ rearrangedĀ and recombined to do Innovation.” Quoting examples he said Alexander designed many things but there are many lapse. Alexander combined 2 already existing things to make something new.

1. Lamp + Do not disturb symbol= Do not disturb lamp- Later improvised as “Do not disturb doors” that glows green and red.

2. Lamp + Alexander’s brain= Brain lamp ( had exact copy of his brain over the stand)

His formula of idea=p(k+i) where

p= No of people


i= Information

Which means the number of ideas generated is the product of no of people and the summation of knowledge and information. Today the population is exploding and so are the ideas. But how and for what to make use of those ideas is the question.

The world’s best Paint company Akzo Nobel produced the paint that being one color looks like 2. What was thought of as a scientific fiction has now become a scientific fact which 10 years back none would be believed. But they don’t know what purpose it can serve and where it can be used. It’s the creativity and imagination behind the paint made using the nano technologies.

Where you think this paint can be used? Any ideas? How Fredrictive are you? šŸ˜‰ (Fredrick+Creativie=Fredrictive šŸ˜› ) If you have any please share with us in the comment section.

He then spoke about “How people are lucky to be living in a developing country?” A very interesting and often ignored topic. You can read that here.

PS: Bear the Fredrick effect in titles cz I am just not able to come over the session šŸ˜€


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[Fredrick]~Fredrick+Introduction= ‘Fredriction’ :P

November 19, 2010 Leave a comment

Yesterday have been one of the most happening day of my life. And when I say happening it doesn’t mean only fun this time but also there is so much learning that happened yesterday in just few hours which would have hardly happened in any other day of my life. And I seriously mean it. If you had been there in my place one among the audience I bet you too would have been as enthralled as I am. There is so much to share and I just hate lengthy posts. So I choose to split what I am going to speak in parts.

Yesterday the 2nd day of the Innovation Summit, we had Fredrick Haren, the great Author of 7 Idea books hosting a workshop for us. And what a wonderful, entertaining,Ā humorous, creative I am running short of adjectives to describe the kind of speaker he is. He is simply the Brilliant or I would say even that is an understatement for him. This was one of the most wonderful session I have ever attended and one of the most impressive speaker i have ever met. He surely does know what to speak to what kind of audience and it was pretty much clear from his approach towards us as a speaker. I have met knowledgeableĀ speaker, entertaining speaker but the kind of humor+learning he brings in his speech is simply commendable. If you ever get a chance to hear him I will say Just don’t miss it. If I go on praising him I think I am never going to stop. So better I get to the point.

In this post I will speak just about how he started the session to give an idea about the kind of speaker he is šŸ˜€

He asked 3 questions to the audience-

1. How many of you think you are creative?

2. How many of you think creativity is important to your job?

3. How many of you think company is doing enough for you to be creative?

Before you proceed I would like you to answer the above questions in the comment section.

* He said most of the people say Yes. He commented that Singapore is the worst country as only 20% of people say YES. They lack the confidence. But as here in India 90 to 95 % people said YES, Indians are more confident. But just because you say you are creative you aren’t creative. Just as most Americans think they are beautiful as compared to others they actually aren’t. Most of the people think they are intelligent but actually they aren’t.


* Most westerners say China is very low. But actually China is very high.

* Once in a session in Korea he asked “How many in this room think they are creative?” none raised the hand. Then only one guy raised and said “NO”. They have very low level of confidence.

* Only the HR and the person seated next to him says that creativity is needed in a company.

* He moved to China 5 years back because the president of China said 15 years down the line China is going to be an “Innovative Country”. And where the Leader is Innovative people are prone to be Innovative.

* He then said he has been learning about the developing nations in China for 5 years and haveĀ traveledĀ aĀ maniacĀ in life.

He then talked about creativity and Innovation that you can read here.


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