TED video: Anil Gupta on Mapping the Creative Mind of India & the World at Grassroots (G2G)

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(2009/2010) Anil Gupta is on the hunt for the developing world’s unsung inventors — indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people’s lives. He shows how the Honey Bee Network helps them build the connections they need — and gain the recognition they deserve.  See video here.

About Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta created the Honey Bee Network to support grassroots innovators who are rich in knowledge, but not in resources. Full bio and more links

Comment: Anil Gupta’s “database” was mentioned in the book “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.”
A few interesting pieces mentioned in the video:

  • “Freedom is to look in the mirror & learn.”
  • Curiosity, Creativity, Compassion, Collaboration (CCCC)
  • “Desperation made me an innovator,” and “Even love needs help from technology” (70 yr old man who invented an amphibious bicycle)
  • “With no one to fund my studies, I scaled new heights” (from a man who invented a coconut tree climber)
  • G2G model (Grassroots to Global)
  • Creativity counts, knowledge matters,  innovations transform, incentives inspire..and incentives are not just material, but non-material incentives.

Related:

Design for the Other 90% Exhibit + “Micro-Giving” Global Needs Index to Connect Rich to Poor/Fullfill Global-to-Local Requests