Potentials & Possibilities

"An individual has infinite potential to achieve the extraordinary. This potential lies dormant within oneself stifled by the dos & don’ts of society.
Similarly, an organization (a business entity or otherwise) too has a limitless ability to influence society positively and achieve its commercial interests.
Every organization has the potential to create breakthroughs. However, this potential is restricted by:-

1. The organization’s mental model about its own business- They define their business from the perspective of 'What we can do rather than what our consumer wants us to do'

2. Its inability to visualize the future- They define the future of their business based on what they can capture from the unfolding
based on their current abilitiesrather than reimagining their organizational abilities to not just tackle, but create the future

3. Its unwillingness to cannibalize its existing products- Very often organizations hold onto their existing turf for too long despite the winds of change.

4. An organizational culture that does not encourage experimentation among its employees- The spirit of exploration is lost when employees are afraid to try out new stuff

If the above sounds familiar in the context of your organisation or simply put, you want to create a vibrant organisation of passionate people buzzing with ideas for
to conduct Design Thinking & Innovation training programs by an innovative Design Thinker, Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar

Potentials and Possibilities is a platform through which a design thinker, an innovation evangelist, a futurist and
a quirky professor (all rolled into one)communicates his views on multiple issues related to technology, design and business".

Keep coming back for his interesting views, that will make you think hard.

Kaustubh Dhargalkar

Kaustubh - A 'Design Thinker', and 'Innovation & Strategy' evangelist, who looks at companies
strategically with unconventional lenses for diversification avenues & reinventing their business
models. He has a Ph.D in 'Design Thinking & Corporate Innovation'.

He specialises in 'Need Finding' across sectors to spot opportunities. A teacher at heart,
he helps people ideate, helps young students spin-off companies from campus, and
through unique business models.

To know him better, connect here linkedin

Academy of Design Thinking & Innovation

Enhancing Innovation Quotient

At Potentials and Possibilities, we offer different training modules for companies keen on infusing a Design Thinking Mindset among their decision makers and enhancing the ‘Innovation Quotient’ of the entire organisation –

What they say

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Tushar VaidyaDGM - Learning & Organisation Development, Mahindra Finance
"The Session by Mr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar provided a fantastic start to the Chakrayuh program. We have seen a overall increase in the effectiveness of the program over the years after introducing this session. The contents of the program and the facilitation style was very engaging for the participants giving them the foundation skills required to successfully complete chakrayuh program.”
Lakshmi SethExecutive Director, Quantum Consumer Solutions
Thank you Kaustubh for the 2 days (May 9-10, 2017) of engaging training workshop on ‘Design Thinking & Innovation’. The feedback from our team at Quantum Consumer Solutions has been very positive and everyone has gone back, armed with clear steps to execute Design Thinking strategy in our projects. We look forward to your guidance in the future as well.
Anand MuglikarCEO, SomatoBot
I attended a workshop named “Ideation, Design Thinking & Opportunity Spotting” at IISER, Pune on 20th Aug, 2016, by Prof. Dr. Kaustubh Dhargalkar who's been associated with Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship, IIM Ahmedabad.It was one of the most mind boggling 8 hours I spent that made me think (hard) about where exactly my startup StomatoBot Technologies is, what's the road and strategy ahead, how I can spot and leverage opportunities, how do I empathize with customers, how to make my business more efficient everyday, traits of unique business models and what exactly a business model is, etc. etc. ...

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Sohail SayaniManager - Affiliate Marketing, CouponDunia (Times Internet)
Kaustubh sir is unarguably one of the best professors in Welingkar. His teaching was the reason that made me stick to Welingkar PGDM Business Design course ,although I got an admission in KJ Somaiya's MMS course. He is passionate towards his teaching and has a very friendly approachable nature. Although he is very busy most of the time , when he teaches us he gives his 100% . He is very attached & concerned for the students he teaches.He is one of the key people behind the Business Design course, which is not just another boring MBA. It is a ...

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Inder KumarDevelopment CoE - Leadership Development, Deloitte India (US offices)
Kaustubh is one of the 'uber' cool learning champions I have worked with. He strongly believes in an experiential format of learning and helps the participants deep dive into areas of innovation and design thinking. As a program manager, I have seen participants rush to me soon after the program heaping praises on Kaustubh's presence. His ability to connect with the audience makes learning a two way process. He intelligently combines his experience as an entrepreneur with the facilitation skills of a professor to offer unique perspectives to the organizational problems. Kaustubh also loves taking up new challenges. It was ...

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Aditi Nair
My professor, my teacher, my mentor and guide on everything in life - Professor Kaustubh Dhargalkar has been awarded 'Entrepreneurship Educator & Mentor Award' by the Government of India.It was Conferred by the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship jointly with Intel, British Council, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India & National Entrepreneurship Network.I am privileged to know you Sir and to have the amazing opportunity to learn so many things from you. Immensely proud of you Sir. You inspire me and continue to inspire hundreds of youngsters to follow their dreams everyday. Thank you Sir.

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Ashwini VasudevanMarket Researcher - Qual & Quant
If I ever become a Professor, Prof.Kaustubh is the one I would emulate! (though he hates being called a Prof).He has a very different style of working, he connects with his audience. He speaks his mind, and encourages one to do the same.He guided me in 2 research papers- 1 got me to win the Business Standard Best B-School Project, the other- gave me a chance to present my paper at the IIM-Indore research conference; while I was an MBA student at Welingkar.He always helped get my ideas to the fore.... wording them correctly, even when I didnt know what ...

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