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The alumni leadership series talk I gave at IIT Chennai on: thinking up big ideas, starting ventures, finding an ideal job, and setting up goals.

The alumni leadership series talk I gave at IIT Chennai on: thinking up big ideas, starting ventures, finding an ideal job, and setting up goals.

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    Big Ideas, Ideal Job, and other Holy Grails Big Ideas, Ideal Job, and other Holy Grails Presentation Transcript

    • Alumni Leadership Talk at IIT Chennai, Oct, 2012Recipe for Big Ideas, IdealJobs, and other Holy GrailsViswanath Poosala (vishy)Head of Bell Labs – Indiaviswanath.poosala@alcatel-lucent.com| twitter: vishypBlog: http://vishypoosala.blogspot.com All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • I can’t believe I’m standing on this side of CLT!
    • Seriesly 1 11 21 1211 111221 312 2 11
    • Innovation = New & Useful All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • Bell Labs Innovations that changed the World 31,000+ patents, 2+ U.S. patents granted each workday 1876 1939 1947 1954 1958 1962 1969 The Telephone 1st Digital The Transistor The Solar Cell The Laser The Telstar Satellite Unix Computer 1988 1989 1995 1996 1997 1997 1997 Digital Cellular HDTV Data Mining & SCAPEL Electron World’s Smallest 2nd Gen ATM High-res Map Visualization Beam Lithography Transistor Switching of Dark Matter Chips N M 2003 E2E Network Antennas2 AntennasSecurity Reference Architecture Foundation of new ITU X.805 1998 1998 1998 1999 2000 2002 specification Wide Bandwidth 100% Plastic Allwave™ All Optical 3.28Tbps BLAST (MIMO) Optical Amp Transistor Bandwidth Capacity Router Transmission Hi- Capacity RF All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • Can we engineer Innovation?“it’s in the genes” “it can be put in a manual” All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • A recipe for innovations: from mind to market Problem Solution Prototype Try it out Try it out on more people All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • ProblemDon’t have to look too far for problems and opportunities All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • ProblemGet Real about WHOSE problem you are solving (ideally yourself!)KNOW who your customer is (name, address, face,issues)Create use cases. Very detailed. With names ofreal people against it.Talk to them. Again and Again. All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • Random Slide All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • SolutionWhere do new ideas come from? Wait for that spark Or Make them happen All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • SolutionWe hardly think about thinkingCritical thinking: Is it TRUE?Creative thinking: What else is possible?! All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • SolutionA recipe for thinking up new ideas Study 1. Study: Gather available information from IN and OUT Create 2. Create: Propose an idea 3. Build Up: Focus on how well it works Build Up 4. Critique: Focus on whether it will work Critique 5. Refine: Address the problems 6. Decide Refine Decide All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • SolutionLateral thinking tricks for generating new ideasSuggest the outrageous No one buys books anymoreAsk the opposite / Break the Cliche Shopping  What if the shop pays the buyers?Pick an unrelated (even random!) word Kangaroo on Campus All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • SolutionThinking dynamics: Jumping is faster than walkingLogical push Side track This is so. Hence this follows.Creative Pull This COULD be so. If we make that Main track jump, then what? Direct Roundabout All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • Random Slide: Let’s think outside the basket All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • PrototypeRoadmap: Keep it simple. All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • PrototypeA-B-Cs of Product Roadmapping •A: Can’t drive the car without it •B: Would consider paying for that A/C •C: Will take it if it’s free All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • The Ideal Career1. pays me the most2. my parents and advisors want me to take3. uses my skills best4. lets me do what I love doing the most
    • Engineering one’s way to success Write your goals down
    • Road ahead What do you want to achieve? (Think BIG) Write your goals down (Think SPECIFIC) How do you get there? (Think like an ENGINEER) What is the First step you can take – TODAY (Act like an ENGINEER)
    • Key Takeaways1. Build up before Tear down2. 3 tricks for disruptive ideas3. Leave some time for silence4. Write your goals down5. Do what YOU LOVE the most
    • Don’t let your past achievements limit your future
    • I still can’t believe I’m standing on this side of CLT!
    • Thank You! poosala@alcatel-lucent.com Twitter: vishyp vishypoosala.blogspot.com Bell Labs India Innovating for Emerging Markets and Beyond All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####
    • Bell Labs IndiaInnovating for Emerging Markets and the World 2004 Launched in Computing Sciences User & NW Analytics, Privacy & Located in Bangalore Security, Mobile banking, World-class talent with MS and PhDs Content Delivery, HCI Networking Research RAN Virtualization, Carrier Cloud, Green networks, Our Mission Whitespace networking, Low-cost •Create disruptive innovations connectivity that impact the lives of millions of people in emerging markets and beyond Alcatel-Lucent Ventures Kaveri Mobile Smart Loading •27 | Bell Labs India All Rights Reserved © Alcatel-Lucent 2006, #####