Articles Posted in the Idea Category

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    Designing an industry

    Fifteen years ago a young woman who looked like a model took center-stage not to walk the ramp but to launch a multi-disciplinary Design and Fashion school.  Her goal was to incorporate design thinking into…

  • Amante Edit

    How MAS makes disruptive innovation beautiful

    Life’s challenges are due to compromises it forces on people. Compromises cut across financial, lifestyle and other choices in every area of life, imaginable. At a more superficial level everyday purchase of food, clothing and…

  • TL

    Growing the Space for Public Debate

    Subhashini Abeysinghe: Public debate based on critical thinking, facts, figures and intensive research is what I’m referring to especially with regard to economic policies and issues. What you find is very opinionated stances taken either…

  • inno

    Mending mindsets

      Isura Silva: The basic challenge right now is transferring technology because it is changing very rapidly. When I started the journey in 2006 it was all about what the internet is and what the…

  • build

    The Imbalance of Success

    Tilan Wijeyesekera: Innovation is not invention, sometimes the two are confused. Innovation does not have to be technological either. Sometimes innovation is just getting back to the basics. But we tend to get caught up…

  • disrupt

    Disruption Ecosystem

    Prashanth Supramaniam: Disruption is about understanding the convention. In an established structure there can be inefficiencies. If you understand that there is a gap, then it is easy to disrupt; which is exactly what we…

  • digital-age

    Fearing Digital Empowerment

    The internet is a dichotomy; between anarchy and empowerment. It’s anarchic because there aren’t any laws governing it. Being the world’s largest ungoverned space, the internet is full of online scams, bullying, hate speech and…

  • leapset

    The Sri Lankan Disruptors Breaking Retail Rules

    Success can appear inevitable in retrospect as much as it can look unlikely at the outset. Leapset, a firm founded by a Sri Lankan that’s built an online platform for the restaurant business, appears to…

  • 40under

    Offsets that change corporate mindsets

    Being carbon neutral can be good for business, as Subramaniam Eassuwaren, Co-Founder of Carbon Consulting Company and Deputy Chairman of Eswaran Brothers Exports, a big tea exporter, has found. The magic term, that demonstrates you’ve…

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    Making a business of a passion for fashion

    There are the people who, while watching a fashion show, remark on the freshness of the approach of the designer, the cohesiveness of the collection, and the wearability of a piece. They’ll look at whether…