Dr. Bhaskar Chakravorti

Bhaskar Chakravorti is Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University and the founding Executive Director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context.

With the objective of “connecting the world of business with the world,” the Institute explores issues at the intersection of global business and international affairs, including geopolitics, national and international security, peace and conflict, development and the human condition. Bhaskar serves on the Fletcher faculty as Professor of the Practice of International Business, chairs the Council on Emerging Market Enterprises and is on the Executive Committee of the Tufts Institute for Innovation. He also serves on the Global Agenda Council on the Economics of Innovation for the World Economic Forum.

Prior to joining Fletcher, Bhaskar was a Partner of McKinsey & Company, a Distinguished Scholar at MIT's Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and on the faculty of Harvard Business School and Harvard University Center for the Environment. He was a leader of McKinsey’s Innovation and Global Forces practices, served on its Knowledge Services Committee and taught innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard. In a 20+ year career, he has been an advisor to CEOs, senior management and Boards of over 30 companies in the Fortune 500 and worked across the Americas, EU, Asia and Africa, and multiple industries. He is the author of the best-selling book, “The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World”. His papers and articles appear in top-tier academic journals, e.g. Journal of Economic Theory, Journal of Mathematical Economics, Journal of Public Economics, International Economic Review, Games and Economic Behavior, International Journal of Game Theory, Economic Theory, Journal of Economics and Management Strategy, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control among many others, multiple books and in widely-read media, e.g., Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, CNN, Foreign Affairs, CNBC; his interviews feature in BusinessWeek, The Economist, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, BBC, FT, Fast Company, CNN, New Yorker, etc. He has appeared frequently on Public Radio and is a columnist for the Indian Express and blogger for CNN and the Huffington Post. Bhaskar is a regularly invited speaker at global conferences, e.g. the World Economic Forum, The Economist, Bloomberg, the Milken Institute.

Bhaskar's work has been multi-sectoral and global; examples include: development of auctions worldwide in launching the wireless communications industry, creation of a modern international telecommunications network connecting the continent of Africa, enhanced public safety infrastructure in the US, the launch of multiple-billion dollar bio-pharmaceutical products and medical devices, establishing innovative new business units in multiple high tech companies and growth of the global solar energy industry. His work has been influential in policy making on Capitol Hill, the Federal Communications Commission and to a US Presidential Task Force.

Bhaskar's prior appointments were as a Partner and Thought Leader at the Monitor Group, a game theorist at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs), assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a TAS officer with India's Tata Group. His PhD in economics is from the University of Rochester, where he was a University Fellow. He is a graduate of the Delhi School of Economics and in economics with honors from Delhi University’s St. Stephen’s College. Bhaskar and his wife, Gita, live in Brookline, MA with their two children, Tarit and Sahana, and two fairly agreeable cats.

7X7: A Selection of Recent Articles and Commentary by Bhaskar Chakravorti


I. Contextual Intelligence

  1. "An Unexpected Lesson from Mandela: Why Context Matters". Harvard Business Reviewhttps://hbr.org/2013/12/an-unexpected-lesson-from-mandela-why-context-matters 
  2. "MBAs Need a richer Educational Framework: Business is too Important..." Financial Times: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/c1f32982-562e-11e1-8dfa-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3hafZDbvx
  3. "Why Business Schools Produce Irresponsible Leaders". Bloomberg BusinessWeek: http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-04-21/how-business-schools-create-irresponsible-leaders  
  4. "Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow: The Global Economy's Path to 2025". GlobalPost: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/tomorrow-US-2025-global-economy-part-1 
  5. "The Poor: An Endangered Species?" Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bhaskar-chakravorti/the-poor-an-endangered-sp_b_3698903.html
  6. "Innovating for the next 3 billion. There is no high tech fix". Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bhaskar-chakravorti/innovating-for-the-next-t_b_3773473.html
  7. "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way from the Forum". Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-leadership/wp/2014/06/24/a-funny-thing-happened-on-the-way-from-the-forum/


II. Global Innovation 

  1. "Why is Uber Winning in China, Where Most U.S. Tech Companies Have Failed?" Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/07/27/why-uber-is-winning-in-china-where-most-u-s-tech-companies-have-failed/
  2. "How Japan's Shortcomings Can Trigger its Next Burst of Innovation". Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/07/06/how-japans-shortcomings-can-trigger-its-next-burst-of-innovation/
  3. "No One Questions Google's Ability to Innovate, So Why Do Its Moonshots Look Like Money Pits?" Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/innovations/wp/2015/06/16/no-one-questions-googles-ability-to-innovate-so-why-do-its-moonshots-look-like-money-pits/
  4. "Flying Cars or Flying Toilets: What is the Best Way to Measure Innovation?" Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bhaskar-chakravorti/flying-cars-or-flying-toi_b_7141980.html 
  5. "The future of the Future: Where Are the Breakthrough Innovations?" Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bhaskar-chakravorti/the-future-of-the-future_b_5194767.html
  6. "Finding Competitive Advantage in Adversity". Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2010/11/finding-competitive-advantage-in-adversity 
  7. "The next big thing will be small". CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/id/44874065


III. Sustainability, Development and Inclusive Business

  1. "To Be an Inclusive Business, Forget Business School Lessons on Strategy". Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2015/02/22/to-be-an-inclusive-business-forget-business-school-lessons-on-strategy/
  2. "The Unintended Consequences of Inclusive Business". Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2015/04/10/the-unintended-consequences-of-inclusive-business/
  3. "Corporate NGO Partnerships: Why They Work and Why They Don't". Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2015/05/28/corporate-ngo-partnerships-why-they-work-and-why-they-dont/
  4. "How Do we Get Businesses Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?" Forbes: http://www.forbes.com/sites/skollworldforum/2015/07/20/how-do-we-get-businesses-working-towards-the-sustainable-development-goals/
  5. "Business Growth for Good: Why Context Matters". Stanford Social Innovation Review (With T. Siesfeld): http://www.ssireview.org/blog/entry/business_growth_for_good_why_context_matters
  6. "Annawadi or Antilla: Where is the next inspiration for urban innovation?" Acumen Blog (with G. Tiwari): http://acumen.org/author/bhaskar-chakravorti-and-gaurav-tiwari/
  7. "Let’s get rid of the word 'responsible' from 'responsible business conduct'" OECD Insights: http://oecdinsights.org/2013/06/26/getting-rid-of-responsible-from-responsible-business-conduct/


IV. Global Business, Geo-Politics and International Affairs

  1. 1. "ISIS: The Internet's Biggest Disrupter". Fortune: http://fortune.com/2015/03/24/isis-the-internets-biggest-disruptor/ 
  2. "China's New Development Bank is a Wake-up Call for Washington". Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2015/04/chinas-new-development-bank-is-a-wake-up-call-for-washington
  3. "To Remain a Superpower, the US Must Become Inclusive and Generous". Quartz (with G. Rao): http://qz.com/451932/to-remain-a-superpower-the-us-must-become-inclusive-and-generous/ 
  4. "Slow it Down! Don't Fast-track the TPP". CNBC: http://www.cnbc.com/2015/05/22/ce-of-the-fast-track-to-tpp-commentary.html 
  5. "Colonialism's Enduring Dividends: Why European Companies Have an Advantage in Emerging Markets". Foreign Affairs (with J. Dong and K. Fedosova): https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/africa/2014-02-13/colonialisms-enduring-dividends
  6. "Time for a Brand New Site for Israel-Palestine Peace Talks". Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bhaskar-chakravorti/time-for-a-brand-new-site_b_5749956.html 
  7. "The End of the World Wide Web". CNN: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/12/02/the-end-of-the-world-wide-web/ 


V. How Digital Innovations are Upending Global Affairs

  1. "Where the Digital Economy is Moving the Fastest". Harvard Business Review (with C. Tunnard and R. Chaturvedi): https://hbr.org/2015/02/where-the-digital-economy-is-moving-the-fastest/
  2. "More Data, More Problems: Surveillance and the Information Economy". Foreign Affairs: https://www.foreignaffairs.com/reviews/2015-07-07/more-data-more-problems
  3. "The Way to Estonia: How to Reach Digital Nirvana". Foreign Affairs (with C. Tunnard and R. Chaturvedi): https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/global-commons/2015-03-24/way-estonia 
  4. "The Mark Zuckerberg Paradox of Digital Inclusion". Harvard Business Review (with R. Chaturvedi) (forthcoming) Can send you if interested.
  5. "The Hidden Costs of Cash". Harvard Business Review: https://hbr.org/2014/06/the-hidden-costs-of-cash 
  6. "Cash is a Wasteful System But Hard to Replace". New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2013/12/09/the-end-of-cash/cash-is-a-wasteful-system-but-hard-to-replace 
  7. "Finding the 'E' in the Fight Against Ebola". Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/bhaskar-chakravorti/finding-the-e-in-the-figh_b_6117784.html 


VI. Emerging Markets

  1. "What We Get Wrong About China". CNN: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/28/what-we-get-wrong-about-china/
  2. "Can US Companies "Get" Africa?" CNN: http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/03/can-u-s-companies-get-africa/ 
  3. "If the ‘Rising Africa’ Hype Has You Eyeing Investments in Africa, Read This First". Quartz: http://qz.com/472156/if-the-rising-africa-hype-has-you-eyeing-investments-in-africa-read-this-first/
  4. "A New Club for India: With BRICs We Seem to Have Mistaken an Acronym for Real Policy". Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/a-new-club-for-india/ 
  5. "What Can UNICEF Teach Unilever About How to Succeed in Emerging Markets?" Yale Journal of International Affairs (with P. Uvin): http://yalejournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Article-Uvin-and-Chakravorti.pdf
  6. "Sales Force: Why Emerging Markets is the Future for U.S. Businesses". Foreign Affairs (with G. Rao): https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2013-07-15/sales-force
  7. "The Emerging Markets Summer Meltdown". Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bhaskar-chakravorti/the-emerging-markets-summer_b_3891475.html 


VII. Modi Operandi: Indian Political Economy and Business

  1. "The Reluctant Inclusionist". Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/reluctant-inclusionist/
  2. "The Oil Games". Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-oil-games/
  3. "Chai and Cha Cha Cha". Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/chai-and-cha-cha-cha/
  4. "The Elephant and the Windsock". Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/the-elephant-and-the-windsock/
  5. "A Responsibility to Lead". Indian Expresshttp://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/a-responsibility-to-lead/ 
  6. "It's Not Harvard vs Hard Work". Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/its-not-harvard-vs-hard-work/
  7. "Go for the Moonshot" Indian Express: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/go-for-the-moon-shot/




  1. With Tony Seisfeld “Business Growth for Good: Why Context Matters,” Stanford Social Innovation Review, July 2015
  2. With Benjamin Mazzotta, “Who Pays More to Use Cash?” Journal of Payments Strategy & Systems, Vol 8,  No. 1,  Spring, 2014
  3. “The Counter-Revolutionary Industrial Revolution Ahead”, SAIS Review of International Affairs, Vol 32, No. 2, Summer-Fall 2012
  4. With Peter Uvin, "From Oxfam to Exxon, UNICEF to Unilever, CARE to Carrefour: What Lessons Can Development Aid Organizations Pass on to International Businesses about Succeeding in Emerging Markets?" Yale Journal of International Affairs, March 2012
  5. “Stakeholder Marketing 2.0.”  Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Vol 29 No.1, Spring 2010
  6. “Innovation without Borders.” Innovations: Technology, Governance, Globalization Vol 2, No. 3, Summer 2007
  7. With Luis Corchon, and Simon Wilkie. "Credible Implementation." Games and Economic Behavior, October 2006 
  8. “The Role of Adoption Networks in the Success of Innovations: A Strategic Perspective,” Technology and Society, February 2004
  9. With John Conley, and Bart Taub. "Probabilistic Cheap Talk." Social Choice & Welfare Vol 19 2002
  10. “Far-Sightedness and the Voting Paradox,” Journal of Economic Theory Vol 84, No. 2 February 1999
  11. With John Conley, and Bart Taub. "On Uniquely Implementing Cooperation in a Prisoner's Dilemma." Economic Theory Vol 8 1996
  12. Dynamic Public Goods Provision with Coalitional Manipulation.”  Journal of Public Economics Vol 56, No. 1 January 1995
  13. With William Sharkey, Yossef Spiegel, and Simon Wilkie. "Auctioning the Airwaves: The Contest for Broadband PCS Spectrum," Journal of Economics and Management Strategy Vol 4 1995
  14. With John Conley. "Cheap Play with No Regret," International Journal of Game Theory Vol 3 1995
  15. “Optimal Flow Control of an M/M/1 Queue with a Balanced Budget,” IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Vol. 39 1994
  16. “Sequential Rationality, Implementation and Pre-Play Communication,” Journal of Mathematical Economics Vol 22 1993
  17. “Efficiency and Mechanisms with No Regret,” International Economic Review Vol 33 1992
  18. “Proportional Division in a Planning Procedure,”  Journal of Comparative Economics Vol 15 1991
  19. “Communication Requirements and Strategic Mechanisms for Market Organization,” Journal of Mathematical Economics Vol 20 1991 
  20. “Strategy Space Reduction for Feasible Implementation of Walrasian Performance,”  Social Choice & Welfare Vol  8 1991


The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World. Harvard Business School Press 2003


  1. With Graham MacMillan and Tony Siesfeld, “Releasing Trapped Value: The Coming Challenge of Innovation in the Context of Emerging Markets”, in Innovation in Emerging Markets, edited by Jerry Haar and Ricardo Ernst, Palgrave MacMillan, 2016
  2. “It is Time to Get Past the ‘Single Story’ about Africa”, in India and Africa: Forging A Strategic Partnership edited by Subir Gokarn,  WPS Sidhu and Shruti Godbole, Brookings Institution, October 2015
  3. Finding Competitive Advantage in Adversity,” in Succeeding As An Entrepreneur, Harvard Business Review Collection, HBS Publishing,  July 2011
  4. “Of Gods and Small Things: Closing the Gap in Corporate Entrepreneurship” In India 2010. Business Standard Books, March 2010 
  5. “Paradox of Voting”  In International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. 2nd ed. Edited by William A. Darity. MacMillan Publishing, 2007
  6. With John Conley and Bart Taub. "Economic Applications of Probabilistic Cheap Talk." In Mathematical Economics and Game Theory: Essays in Honor of Robert Aumann. American Mathematical Society, 1999 
  7. With William Sharkey and Padmanabhan Srinagesh. "Issues in the Pricing of Broadband Telecommunications Services." In Quality and Reliability of Telecommunications Infrastructure. Lawrence Erlbaum, 1995. 
  8. With Yossef Spiegel. "The Political Economy of Entry into Local Exchange Markets." In Quality and Reliability of Telecommunications Infrastructure. Lawrence Erlbaum, 1995.



  1. With Ajay Bhalla and Ravi Shankar Chaturvedi, “The 4 Dimensions of Digital Trust, Charted Across 42 Countries,” February 2018
  2. “There's a Gender Gap in Internet Usage. Closing It Would Open Up Opportunities for Everyone,” December 2017
  3. “One Year After India Killed Off Cash, Here's What Other Countries Should Learn from It,” November 2017
  4. With Ravi Chaturvedi, “The Smart Society of the Future Doesn’t Look Like Science Fiction,” October 2017
  5. “Would a Hard Brexit Cripple the EU's Digital Economy?” July 2017
  6. With Ajay Bhalla and Ravi Chaturvedi, “60 Countries' Digital Competitiveness, Indexed,” July 2017
  7. “Early Lessons from India's Demonetization Experiment,” March 2017
  8. “How Companies Can Champion Sustainable Development,” March 2017
  9. “India's Botched War on Cash,” December 2016
  10. “The Missing Political Debate Over the Digital Economy,” October 2016
  11. “Unilever's Big Strategic Bet on the Dollar Shave Club”, July 2016
  12. “Brexit Could Deepen Europe's Digital Recession,” July 2016
  13. With Benjamin Mazzotta and Ravi Chaturvedi, “The Countries That Would Profit Most from a Cashless World,” May 2016
  14. “The Battle Over iPhones in India,” April 2016
  15. With Ravi Chaturvedi, “How Benchmarking Can Help Countries Become More Digital,” March 2016
  16. “Where the Digital Economy Is Moving Fastest: Webinar” March 2016
  17. “Lessons from Facebook's Fumble in India,” February 2016
  18. “What Businesses Need to Know About Sustainable Development Goals,” November 2015
  19. “Digital Fairness vs. Facebook’s Dream of World Domination,” November 2015
  20. “Europe's Other Crisis: A Digital Recession,”  October 2015
  21. “What the CEO of the "New" Google Needs to Do Next,” September 2015
  22. “China's New Development Bank Is a Wake-Up Call for Washington,” April 2015
  23. With Christopher Tunnard and Ravi Chaturvedi, “Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest,” February 2015
  24. “The Hidden Costs of Cash,” June 2014
  25. “An Unexpected Lesson from Mandela: Why Context Matters,” December 2013
  26. “Finding Competitive Advantage in Adversity,” November 2010
  27.  “New Rules for Bringing Innovations to Market,” March 2004


  1. With Shirley Spence. “Opportunities in Business and Life After Virgin Money: Asheesh Advani”, Harvard Business School Case 810-072
  2.  "A Note on Corporate Entrepreneurship: Challenge or Opportunity" Harvard Business School Note -810-145
  3. With Laura Winig and Naeem Arastu. "athenaHealth: Innovating in Response to a Crisis in Healthcare." Harvard Business School Case 810-079
  4. With Shirley Spence. "Blue Man Group: Creativity, Life and Business, Video" Harvard Business School Case 810-704
  5. With Shirley Spence. "Blue Man Group: Creativity, Life and Surviving an Economic Meltdown." Harvard Business School Case 810-108
  6.  With N. Venkatraman. "Dr. Cameron Powell and Airstrip Technologies after the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference." Harvard Business School Case 810-143
  7. With Natalie Kindred. "Ergo: Open Sourcing Research on Complicated Markets." Harvard Business School Case N9-810-060
  8. With Shirley Spence. "Life Journey Profile: Amee Chande." Harvard Business School Case 810-110
  9. With Shirley Spence. "Life Journey Profile: Mark Goldweitz." Harvard Business School Case 810-112
  10. With Shirley Spence. "Life Journey Profile: Nicole Gardner." Harvard Business School Case 810-111
  11. With David Lane. "Looking for Opportunity in Adversity: Iqbal Quadir and GrameenPhone (A)." Harvard Business School Case 810-07
  12. With Toby E. Stuart, and James Weber. "Incept LLC and Confluent Surgical (A)." Harvard Business School Case 809-062
  13. With Eisenmann, Thomas R., Toby E. Stuart, Vincent Marie Dessain, Simon Harrow, and Elena Corsi. "Orange: Read&Go." Harvard Business School Case 809-122
  14. With Applegate, Lynda and Laura Winig, "The Turnaround of HLB." Harvard Business School Case N9-809-05


  1. “These are the countries most vulnerable to Facebook data breaches,” Newsweek, April 1, 2018.
  2. “One misstep too many,” Indian Express, May 28, 2018
  3. “How Facebook could fix itself,” Chicago Tribune, February 4, 2018
  4. “Three un-Davos men,” Indian Express, February 1, 2018
  5. “Trust in Digital Technology Will Be the Internet’s Next Frontier, for 2018 and Beyond,” Scientific American, January 4, 2018
  6. “The Aadhaar opportunity”, Indian Express, January 2, 2018
  7. Memo to the World Bank,” Indian Express, November 27, 2017
  8. “Britain’s Digital Advantage,” The World Today, November 2017
  9. “Ig-Nobel mistakes,” Indian Express, October 12, 2017
  10. “Beware the Trump effect,” Indian Express, August 22, 2017
  11. “Why failing to protect net neutrality would crush the US's digital startups,” Business Insider, July 22, 2017
  12. “Is America’s digital leadership on the wane?” Salon, July 22, 2017
  13. “Cash Is Falling Out of Fashion--Will It Disappear Forever?” Scientific American , June 26, 2017
  14. If Trump, Modi talk climate,” Indian Express, June 22, 2017
  15. The art of curry diplomacy,” Indian Express, May 15, 2017
  16. The less cash budget,” Indian Express, February 23, 2017
  17.  “Seize The Year: And Now For All The Non-Trump News Crowded Out in 2017” Forbes, February 27, 2017
  18. “A new abnormal,” Indian Express, January 21, 2017
  19. “Demonetiser’s dilemma,” Indian Express, December 5, 2016
  20. “Predicting the Trump Presidency: How I Blew It” Huffington Post, November 16, 2016
  21. “Preparing for President Hillary Clinton,” Indian Express, November 4, 2016
  22. “Political and policy discourse in India and the US point to different futures,” Indian Express, October 12, 2016
  23. “Re-Writing Greece’s Ancient Legends and Recent Headlines” Huffington Post, October 2016
  24. “Sustainable Business And Sustainable Development - Same Coin, Two Sides” Forbes, September 8, 2016
  25. “Why 'Partnerships For Sustainable Development' Counts As An Essential Sustainable Development Goal” Forbes August 16, 2016
  26. “To Change The World, CEOs Must Focus On A Few Down-To-Earth Targets” Forbes, August 2, 2016
  27. “How data promotes transparency and helps clean up "SDG-washing," The Guardian, August 2016
  28. “Why SDG17 is an essential sustainable development goal,” The Guardian, August 2016
  29. “Tackling the SDGs: are business targets clear, measurable and down-to-earth?” The Guardian, August 2016
  30. “As the global economy slows, how can sustainable development remain a priority?” The Guardian, August 2016
  31. “Sustainable business and sustainable development: two sides of the same coin,” The Guardian, August 2016
  32. “Brexit: The return of boundaries,” Indian Express, July 27, 2016
  33. “Thiel Warms Up The Throng For Trump: When Silicon Valley Becomes Political” Forbes, July 21, 2016
  34. “Investing In The Sustainable Development Goals In A Time Of Anti-Globalization And Economic Slowdown”, Forbes, July 18, 2016
  35. “Silicon Valley's Obsession With Flying Cars Flies In The Face Of Business Logic” Forbes, July 15, 2016
  36. “What the next Silicon Valley CEO traveling to India must read to avoid a dusty downfall,” Indian Express, June 2, 2016
  37. “Who Knows If Robots Will Rob Us Of Our Livelihoods, But They May Help Us Live Longer”, Forbes, May 24, 2016
  38. “10 Questions To Ask Before Trusting The Nabobs Of The Net: Apple, Facebook, Google, Amazon, Uber” Forbes, May 19, 2016
  39. “How Mark Zuckerberg Can Resolve The Inclusive Innovator's Dilemma”, Forbes, May 12, 2016
  40. “Care About People And Planet? Time To Add A Third 'P' – Profit”, Forbes, May 10, 2016
  41. “3 ways in which a 3D printer may one day save your life,” Washington Post, May 7, 2016
  42. “Trumping across the world,” Indian Express, April 22, 2016
  43. “What Next for the World’s Digital Economy?” Huffington Post, April 4, 2016
  44. “The next big thing,” Indian Express, February 6, 2016
  45. “Why Twitter’s best days may be behind it,” Washington Post, January 29, 2016
  46. “David Bowie taught me everything I need to know about innovation,” Washington Post, January 13, 2016
  47. “The 5 ways innovations fail at CES,” Washington Post, January 7, 2016
  48. “Art of a climate deal,” Indian Express, December 21, 2015
  49. “Why I’m optimistic on climate change despite the impossible goals of the Paris talks,” Washington Post, December 4, 2015
  50. “The problem with the endless discussion of disruptive innovation,” Washington Post, November 24, 2015
  51. “A like for Mark Zuckerberg,” Indian Express, November 4, 2015
  52. “Car Wars: Can the phantom menace win or will the empire strike back?” Washington Post, October 19, 2015
  53. “Fed and the unknowns,” Indian Express, September 10, 2015
  54. “The UN’s new goals could trigger a burst of innovation in sustainable development,” Washington Post, September 23, 2015
  55. “If the ‘Rising Africa’ hype has you eyeing investments in Africa, read this first,” Quartz, August 7, 2015
  56. “Why Uber is winning in China, where most U.S. tech companies have failed” Washington Post, July 27, 2015
  57. “How Do We Get Businesses Working Towards the Sustainable Development Goals?” Forbes July 20, 2015
  58. “To remain a superpower, the US must become inclusive and generous,” Quartz, July 13, 2015
  59. “No one questions Google’s ability to innovate, so why do its moonshots look like money pits?” Washington Post, June 16, 2015
  60. “Reluctant inclusionist,” Indian Express, June 9, 2015
  61. “Time for a Brand New Site for Israel-Palestine Peace Talks,” Huffington Post Undated
  62. “Finding the E in the Fight Against Ebola,” Huffington Post undated
  63. “Corporate-NGO Partnerships: Why They Work And Why They Don't,” Forbes, May 28, 2015
  64. “Slow if Down. Don’t Fast Track the TPP,” CNBC, May 22, 2015
  65. “The oil games,” Indian Express, April 17, 2015
  66. “The Unintended Consequences of Inclusive Business,” Forbes, April 10, 2015
  67. With Christopher Tunnard and Ravi Chaturvedi, “The Way to Estonia,” Foreign Affairs, March 24, 2015
  68. “ISIS: the Internets' biggest disruptor,” FORTUNE, March 24, 2015
  69. “The elephant and the windsock,” Indian Express, March 9, 2015
  70. “To Be An Inclusive Business, Forget Business School Lessons on Strategy,” Forbes, February 22, 2015
  71. “Chai and cha cha cha,” Indian Express, January 27, 2015
  72. “Why OPEC deserves a holiday card from India,” Indian Express, December 26, 2014
  73. “Just add to cart,” Indian Express, November 8, 2014
  74. “A responsibility to lead,” Indian Express, October 3, 2014
  75. “A new club for India,” Indian Express, August 4, 2014
  76. “Promise of more to come,” Indian Express, July 21, 2014
  77. “A funny thing happened on the way from the forum,” Washington Post, June 24, 2014
  78. “The Future of the Future: Where Are the Breakthrough Innovations?” Huffington Post, June 22, 2014
  79. “Modi operandi,” Indian Express, June 12, 2014
  80. With Jianwei Dong and Kate fedosova, “Colonialism's Enduring Dividends,” Foreign Affairs, February 13, 2014
  81. “Cash is a Wasteful System But Hard to Replace,” New York Times, December 9, 2013
  82. “The end of the World Wide Web?” CNN December 2, 2013
  83. “Go for the moon shot,” Indian Express, November 22, 2013
  84. “On My Wish List for Budget Negotiations in Congress: Let’s Sequester the Sequester,” Huffington Post, November 4, 2013
  85. “The Yellen promise,” Indian Express, October 15, 2013
  86. “Games RBI can play,” Indian Express, September 19, 2013
  87. “It Is Time to Get Rid of the Word ‘Charity’,” Huffington Post, August 22, 2013
  88. “Innovating for the Next 3 Billion: Don’t Get Hooked on the High-Tech Fix,” Huffington Post August 18, 2013
  89. “The Poor: An Endangered Species?” Huffington Post, August 5, 2013
  90. “What a Reformed Immigrant from Afar Teaches Us About the Urgency of Immigration Reform Here at Home,” Huffington Post, June 29, 2013
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  2. With Ravi Chaturvedi, “How Competitiveness and Trust in Digital Economies Vary Across the World,” Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School, July 2017
  3. “The Inclusive Innovators,” Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School, December 2016
  4. With Stratos Kamanis and Colin Steele “Greece’s Turn? Litmus Test for Europe: Conference Report” Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School, October 2016
  5. “Inclusion Inc.: Conference Report,” Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School, September 2015
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  7. With Christopher Tunnard and Ravi Chaturvedi, “Digital Planet: Readying for the Rise of the e-Consumer,” Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School, September 2014
  8. With Benjamin Mazzotta, “Cost of Cash: Mexico,” Institute for Business in the Global Context, The Fletcher School, December 2014
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