McKinsey Award
– HBR, 2015
McKinsey Award


Reverse Innovation is an important book.
– Indra K. Nooyi, Chairman and CEO, PepsiCo


Lessons I learned 15 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 Govindarajan (VG)

Vijay (Vee-jay) Govindarajan (go-vin-da-RAH-jin), known as VG, is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business, a Faculty Partner in the Silicon Valley incubator Mach49, and a Senior Advisor at the strategy consulting firm Acropolis Advisors. VG is a world-renowned expert on strategy and innovation. He is a NYT and WSJ Best Selling Author. VG is a two-time winner of the prestigious McKinsey Award for the Best Article published in HBR. Two of his HBR articles are all time Top 50 Best Sellers.


Tel: 603-289-0007

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.

Recent Blog Posts


VG Inducted into Thinkers50 Hall of Fame, honored with Distinguished Innovation Award

VG was inducted into the Thinkers50 Hall of Fame and received the Distinguished Innovation Award. 

Read more here

The Three Box Solution Playbook

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Reverse Innovation, Vijay Govindarajan, comes a new, comprehensive playbook for developing your corporate strategy for the future. Learn more from the book

The Three Box Solution book

How do you meet the performance requirements of the current business—one that is still thriving—while dramatically reinventing it? How do you foresee a change in your current model before a crisis forces you to abandon it? VG’s area of expertise is the Three Box Solution, the topic of his latest book. Learn more from the book

Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School

VG has been named the Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School for two years starting Jan 1 2015.

VG Named To a Dartmouth-Wide Faculty Professorship

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.

How to innovate to solve the world's toughest challenges.

In the November 2013 Harvard Business Review, VG and his coauthor explain how 9 Indian hospitals deliver high quality healthcare at ultra-low cost.

Rated #1 Indian Management Thinker

VG is rated by Thinkers 50 as the #1 Indian Management Thinker.

Top 10 B-school professors in the world

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.

Reverse Innovation is one of the Great Moments in Management in the Last Century

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.

Reverse Innovation is listed in the top 100 on Amazon.com

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

Thinkers 50 Ranking and Award

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.

BusinessWeek Column

Follow my blog on Harvard Business Review and Column on Innovation in BusinessWeek and join the discussion by writing your comments.
Current entry on HBR | Current entry on BusinessWeek

The Economist cites VG as a rising superstar

The Economist mentioned "Mr. Govindarajan's article on reverse innovation in the Harvard business Review made him famous" Read Article

Forbes Column: Innovation In The Reset World

VG has been named one of the world’s most important and influential business thinkers of 2009.
Article on Forbes | Article on VG's blog

The Wall Street Journal interview: Preparing for the Recovery

Despite the recession, companies must do more than just play defense.
Article on WSJ | Article on VG's blog