Reverse Innovation is an important book.
– Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo
Lessons I learned years ago in his class I still carry today. He is a truly gifted teacher.
– Anil Chitkara, T '94
VG shows how to turn breakthrough ideas into breakthrough growth.
– John Menzer, President and CEO, Wal-Mart International
Vijay (Vee-jay) Govindarajan (go-vin-da-RAH-jin), known as VG, is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at the Tuck School at Dartmouth. VG, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling author, is an expert on strategy and innovation. He was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. In the latest Thinkers 50 Rankings, VG is rated #1 Indian Management Thinker.
VG personally handles all inquiries. The best way to reach him is his email address. Only as a backup, use VG’s cell phone: 603-289-0007.
Among the many highlights of this year’s Tuck Investiture was the recognition of two of Tuck’s—and the world’s—most eminent professors. Vijay Govindarajan and Ken French each received the Overseers’ Medal, one of the most distinguished honors Tuck bestows.
VG has been named the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School for two years starting Jan 1 2015.
VG has been named the inaugural holder of the Coxe Distinguished Professorship of Management. This is a new Dartmouth-wide faculty chair dedicated to bringing the tools of scientific management to nonprofit and non-governmental organizations focused on social goals such as improving health, education, humanitarian care, and the environment.
In the November 2013 Harvard Business Review, VG and his coauthor explain how 9 Indian hospitals deliver high quality healthcare at ultra-low cost.
VG is rated by Thinkers 50 as the #1 Indian Management Thinker.
VG -- as he's known throughout the business world -- worked with GE's CEO Jeff Immelt to write "How GE is Disrupting Itself," a Harvard Business Review article that introduced the concept of reverse innovation -- any innovation that is adopted first in the developing world. Harvard Business Review has rated reverse innovation as one of the 10 big ideas of the decade.
Harvard Business Review, in the November 2012 issue, has identified Great Moments in Management in the Last Century. The list starts with Frederick Taylor's Scientific Management in 1911 and ends with Reverse Innovation in 2009.
Reached #1 on Wall Street Journal Business Best Seller
Reached #5 on New York Times best seller
Reached #1 on USA Today best seller list
Reached #1 on Barnes & Noble among all books
Reached #1 on Amazon among business books
Reached #7 on Amazon among all books
Reached #1 on the Business Best Seller in China
Reached #1 on the Business Best Seller in India
VG has been ranked #3 among great management thought leaders around the world and has also received the 2011 Breakthrough Idea Award for the $300 House Initiative.
The Economist mentioned "Mr. Govindarajan's article on reverse innovation in the Harvard business Review made him famous" Read Article