Frugal Company is Abhinav Agarwal’s transformation playground to experiment and practice resourceful innovation for eco-sufficiency and AI transformation challenges.
Abhinav works with organizations, teams, and individuals empowering them to embrace change and foster innovation by leveraging constraints. He wears the hat of a trainer, coach or product owner.
His unique approach to leadership is inspired from the Indian philosophy, grassroot practices to create a group alchemy for authentic conversations. He helps your organization achieve sustainable growth through innovative practices.
Keynote, training, coaching, consulting
Frugal innovation management
Build Innovation Communities of Practice
Custom workshops to find creative solutions to your operational and strategic problems with available resources and competencies in the most efficient way by unleashing the hidden potential.
Green IT, Tech for Good
Training for product managers, IT departments and sustainability departments for making the right choices in their digital transformation strategies for a sovereign future to reduce scope three emissions and build a culture for green practices.
Leadership coaching based on Indian Philospphy
Coaching and training workshop
Learn and practice impact-oriented ethical leadership principles based on ancient wisdom from Indian philosophy that can help mindful decision-making in complex environments.
American, Japanese and French models of management practices that the world has adopted to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, are performance-based, ego-centric, or socio-centric while the Indian model is based on ethics, impact, and work (Karma Yoga).
Download the Frugal management Canvas
The Frugal Management Canvas is a strategic framework to provide a one-page, constraint-based strategy document for solving operational and strategic problems by leveraging available resources and finding creative and efficient solutions using effectual thinking, polarity mapping and OKR.
10 Principles of frugal innovation
1. Focus on available, affordable and accessible resources
2. Find new ways to add value to existing resources
3. Understanding the problem is important, feeling it is better
4. If you are sure about something, challenge it
5. Embrace constraints to generate new solutions
6. Combine knowledge and perspectives from two or more domains
7. Focus on responsible value creation, not extraction
8. Identify opportunities for co-creation
9. Strive for simplicity
10. Test, Transform, Thrive
Annual Frugal Innovation Day: 14th March 2019
Exploring the various facettes of frugal innovation
1 day seminar
One day seminar to explore the various concepts associated with frugal innovation as applied by companies, startups and NGOS. More info on the last edition here: www.frugalinnovationday.com
To be a speaker, sponsor partner for the next FID2020, feel free to get in touch !
Pubications, videos and podcast
Innovation Tarot - Mindset behind the method for solving problems !
The "Innovation Tarot" is a problem solving deck to facilitate collective intelligence and group discussions by asking powerful & "facilitative questions" to answer all questions in the face of uncertainty and constraints.
The method has been inspired from various approaches and synthesize complexe mental models through simple questions.
It can be used for self-coaching, for innovation and design thinking workshops for co-dev and in various ways as described here!
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