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Nanovation: How a Little Car Can Teach the World to Think Big and Act Bold

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Do you have the eyes, the ears, and the hands to be a Nanovator? You're about to find out.


In India, entire families?too poor to afford a car?crowd onto a single motor scooter every day to brave the tangled traffic lurching through the streets.One evening Tata Motor's venerable chairman Ratan Tata witnessed something on those rain-soaked streets that both horrified him and
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Hardcover, 560 pages
Published August 22nd 2011 by Thomas Nelson
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Riccardo Paterni
Nov 23, 2012 Riccardo Paterni rated it it was amazing
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A fantastic inspiring story: rooted in the actual and practiced Tata's organizational values (set by the founder almost 150 years ago! - to note that Tata has since then operated from what we call today Social Responsibility perspective). It truly represents what can be achieved with a clear vision, skilled determination, flowing and aware teamwork. It shows also that innovation cannot be considered as a task rather a natural way to constantly seek the very best that can be done and... Beyond!.. ...more
Andrew
Apr 07, 2015 Andrew rated it it was ok
I read this book in preparation for a Board "think tank" meeting. I'm not sure it had any truly new or enlightening ideas. Take risks, ask the impossible question/why not, don't be afraid to fail, etc. I enjoyed the first half of the book better that told the story of the creation of the Tata Nano car. I had known a little about that story, but the authors did a nice job telling the entire tale - warts and all. The second half were the "rules" of Nanovation (i.e. innovation). A lot of what they ...more
Bernhard
Mar 04, 2016 Bernhard rated it liked it
Good tale of how Ratan Tata embarked on the difficult task of coming up with a radically cheap but nevertheless safe 4-wheeler. Some more engineering stuff would have been nice, but some parts are really fun (Bosch's compressor redesign from a lawnmower is awesome! good enough is good enough!) and the story of how Tata moved their production site as well as the account of their CSR initiatives is great!
Prosenjit Paul
Mar 13, 2014 Prosenjit Paul rated it liked it
A nice book, but a little over the top on the enthusiasm quotient :-] Written by two folks who are nano fanboys.
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