The Frugal Innovator: Creating Change on a Shoestring Budget

Charles Leadbeater


Frugal innovation is a distinctive, powerful new model for a world struggling with overpopulation, exploding demand among consumers on modest incomes and global pressure to minimise environmental damage. This new wave of innovation started in the developing world and is based on the principles of 'simplify, reuse, share and distribute' and will be markedly different from previous long waves of change.

This insightful book looks at the phenomenon of low-cost innovation and explores what we can learn from the entrepreneurs and innovators in developing nations who are making amazing technical and social advances with scarce capital and resources. By unpicking the principles, drivers and methods for frugal innovation, the author shows how these can be applied and used wherever you are and whatever your capital.

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