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Naveen Lakkur

About

I am a passionate speaker and an author. Having co-founded several innovative companies, I love to share my practical knowledge of building enterprises and nurturing ideas.

I engage with corporates, startups and institutions of repute through my workshops on a range of subjects.

  • A little more about me…
  • Innovation coach – Mentoring companies and entrepreneurs to build innovative solutions
  • Strategic consultant – Helping enterprises on a short-term outcome basis
  • Strategic advisor – Guiding companies towards achieving business goals
  • 20+ years of worldwide industry experience
  • Director of Founder Institute, Bangalore; Co-founder of Values-Centered Innovation
  • Read more here

Workshops

My workshops are designed to create an intensive, yet engaging educational experience. The participants get to leverage my practical experience of translating ideas into realities, models and frameworks for enabling innovation, developing leadership and accelerating entrepreneurship.

Innovating with style ™

Enabling Innovative Thinking
The capacity to innovate has become a sought-after competency synonymous with success in every realm of life. There could be individual approaches to innovation but it is important to build versatility, while creating a common language. Then, the pertinent question is: ‘How are we innovative?’ than ‘Are we innovative?’. This workshop helps people discover their inner potential and enable every person for every job every day.

Power of Paired Principles

To inspire people, purpose & performance
Two different principles can work together as paired combinations to deliver superior results at workplaces. Some of these unique combinations, in the lines of ‘integrity and prosperity,’ ‘knowledge and application,’ and ‘values and innovation’ can help inspire individuals achieve their goals in style. Two is always better than one, and when these paired principles are put into practice, the results are ever-inspiring.

A Little Extra

For Extraordinary Results!
It is the ‘little extra’ that ensures extraordinary results. In order to understand how to be a little extra, one needs to learn the secrets from those who have gone through the cycle and produced extraordinary results. This workshop is all about learning the secrets to achieve success, be it in sales, product development or customer management.

Accomplishments

With over 20+ years of industry experience, I have gained expertise in creating various models and frameworks for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. My passion for sharing knowledge and empowering teams has enabled me to bootstrap, build and scale companies that focus on innovation, product development, and creating intellectual properties. I have also been a catalyst in nurturing India 2.0 in the field of Information Technology.

As a passionate speaker, I have delivered more than 500 talks revolving around the topics of innovation, self development, leadership, product development, intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship through keynote speeches and by conducting workshops and seminars. I have been instrumental as a catalyst in converting more than 200 ideas to have become commercial realities worldwide and also been recognized and featured as a Young Turk on CNBC-TV18.

WORK EXPERIENCE

iCharts Inc., JiffleNow, Values Centered Innovation

  • Involved in ideating and participating in bootstrapping of these companies
  • Played the role of successfully launching these companies
  • These companies have been recognized for innovation, secured patents and have successfully moved into the growth phase

Digital Globalsoft (now part of HP)

  • Worked as business analyst
  • Responsible for understanding customer aspirations, bringing in technology as an enabler and translating those aspirations into systems
  • Acted as a bridge between sponsors and the technology team

Wipro Technologies

  • Worked as company’s first Issue Manager, a new role that was created in the company
  • Identified problems proactively in large engagements and brought in processes to prevent and minimize issues
  • Instrumental in creating frameworks that could create collaborative work environments for problem-solving, and coached teams for creating high impacts

Compassites

  • As Founding CEO, was instrumental in creating a unique model for employees to build and own the company and manage it.
  • Created an ideation and incubation framework for transforming ideas into scalable business using latest technologies
  • Embarked on building technology solutions, product development and creating innovative platforms from India for digital transformation in the global world

The journey still continues with the hat of innovation still on. Now, it is an accomplishment for me to wear the hat of an innovation coach and mentor for several startups and corporates to enable and empower them to achieve great results. I would love to associate with those who are hungry to grow and create an impact!

Engage

I conduct workshops and bootcamps customized for the unique needs of corporates, startups and entrepreneurs. My programs revolve around unique themes like innovation, entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship, self-development and leadership.

I engage with innovative minds and help them transform their ideas into successful businesses. I work with businesses as a strategic consultant and in advisorial roles. I also take up speaking assignments.

Contact Me

Location
#632/18-2, 2nd Floor
10th ‘B' Main Road
4th Block Jayanagar
Bangalore 560011
Above Sree Charan Bank
Near Cool Joint Junction

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Books

FOUND ~ Transforming Your Unlimited Ideas Into One Sustainable Business

No idea is a bad idea if only you know how to deal with it. This book, through a five-step framework, will help in the process of ideation. It shares a simple methodology for validating ideas and learn from people who have been there and done that. This is a go-to-book for aspiring entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs for ideation.

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Business, Entrepreneurship and Small Business Category of the 2016 International Book Awards.

By Mary Ann George on 21 January 2016
If you are someone who keeps popping out new business ideas and need a sounding board to validate your thoughts, then this book is a must for you. It will certainly help you come to a decision on choosing a sustainable business idea, through a disciplined approach. A realistic insight into the highs and lows of starting up, and highly recommended for all budding entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs before taking the big jump.
2016-05-19T07:35:11+00:00
By Mary Ann George on 21 January 2016 If you are someone who keeps popping out new business ideas and need a sounding board to validate your thoughts, then this book is a must for you. It will certainly help you come to a decision on choosing a sustainable business idea, through a disciplined approach....
By PK Sambamoorthy on 24 January 2016
A book which has to be read by anyone who has an idea looking for conversion to a business model and who want to be entrepreneurs. Creation of idea is good. Sustainability and scalability are very essential in any business idea. Execution is also a key factor. The book focuses on how to select and pursue a winning idea. FOUND offers a guiding process to identify the viability of a business idea. The book FOUND has to be kept in all the incubation centers and colleges conducting entrepreneurial initiative programs and courses.
2016-05-20T13:03:44+00:00
By PK Sambamoorthy on 24 January 2016 A book which has to be read by anyone who has an idea looking for conversion to a business model and who want to be entrepreneurs. Creation of idea is good. Sustainability and scalability are very essential in any business idea. Execution is also a key factor. The...

Inseparable Twins ~ 12 Paired Principles to Inspire Young Minds

Inspiring the budding entrepreneurs and managers, this book proves to be a guiding light. It talks about twelve distinctively paired principles that come together to unleash new power. This book brings a dozen paired principles which can be implemented in workplace and also in daily life. The results are bound to happen once these paired principles are applied. It has proved very powerful in igniting young minds to seek success, ethically.

By Amazon Customer on 17 March 2016
Naveen Lakkur has beautifully explored the intrinsic parts of starting up as Inseparable Twins which every entrepreneur will experience during their startup phase. With interesting anecdotes, he shares his learning with the readers by discussing topics about ideation, innovation, execution, funding and lot more. This book got me hooked the moment I started reading it and it was like learning 'Life Lessons' for startup entrepreneurs. Appy and Proppy's journey from an idea to starting up makes it very inspiring. It got me excited to kickstart the project that I had been delaying for over an year and I'm positive that it will for you too!
2016-05-19T07:17:11+00:00
By Amazon Customer on 17 March 2016 Naveen Lakkur has beautifully explored the intrinsic parts of starting up as Inseparable Twins which every entrepreneur will experience during their startup phase. With interesting anecdotes, he shares his learning with the readers by discussing topics about ideation, innovation, execution, funding and lot more. This book got me...
By Srikanth Acharya on 13 March 2016
If you want to have the cake and eat it too, this is a book you must read. Naveen elaborates the beauty of balance in a narrative that's gripping, fun as well as informative. Unlike any other book on business and innovation, this book spans like a story from the point of view of 2 twin elephants appy (who represents happiness) and proppy (who represents prosperity). The story covers 12 pairs of qualities that have to coexist for a sustainable business. All in all, Inseparable Twins is a very exciting book and a must read for every Entrepreneur.
2016-05-19T07:24:29+00:00
By Srikanth Acharya on 13 March 2016 If you want to have the cake and eat it too, this is a book you must read. Naveen elaborates the beauty of balance in a narrative that’s gripping, fun as well as informative. Unlike any other book on business and innovation, this book spans like a story...

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