A recent article in Times of India claims that imitation is innovation and refers to a quote by artist Pablo Picasso.  Further the article states that many successful Indian start-ups are based on similar ideas from the US or Europe which have then been customised to fit the Indian market.


”Good artists copy, great artists steal, said Pablo Picasso, one of the 20th century’s most influential artists, implying that a good artist merely reproduces a subject while a great one takes possession of it and turns it into something new. It’s a maxim that many Indian startups, who have adapted ideas for services from the US and other countries, seem to live by.”




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  1. Good content!

    I meet someone from Zambia at a recent event. Her idea was simply to copy the Swedish app where we can order taxi, and implement it in Zambia; where she says that nobody trusts the taxis.

    Something that we are not excited about (refering to todays lecture), but Zambians would be.

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