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The Saturday Book Review: Invertonomics-8 Ideas to Transform India
'Invertonomics' is a new way of looking at problem-solving, a breakthrough methodology that inverts problems into economic opportunities
Title: Invertonomics-8 Ideas to Transform India
Author: Goonmeet Singh Chauhan
Publisher: Harper Collins (2020)
ISBN : 978-93-5357-735-3
TNA Rating: ****
'Invertonomics' is a new way of looking at problem-solving, a breakthrough methodology that inverts problems into economic opportunities. It brings stakeholders together and binds them to align with a collective Good . So says the Author
The Author Goonmeet Singh Chauhan a futurist, a urbanist and a Practicing Architect has presented very very thought provoking ideas that would transform not only the lives of people in Cities and Towns but would create a rapid transformation in society through a participatory ecosystem based model Create a unified Technology-based euphoria which could create a momentum across the country
Goonmeet being a futurist and a realist has realised that there was a need to make Cities and Towns cleaner, more efficient, safer and citizen friendly.
He has created solutions and ideas that if channelised into implementable policies by Governmental agencies , District Administrators , NGO's Citizen groups,Individuals collectively ,they would not only pay for themselves but would create additional revenue for the public exchequer
The Pandemic has raised its ugly head and there appears to be no respite and the fighting chance that we all have is in our raised immunity levels Health Sanitation Cleanliness Pollution Waste Disposal Toilets Flooding all would go a long way in directly impacting the immunity levels of each one of us
In the further Words and Views of Navin B Chawla, the former Chief Election Commissioner of India - it is time " for people becoming stakeholders of their own lives ." We ourselves have created an environment where an individual is silently feeling helpless and suffocated.
Goonmeet's proposition is to transform the nation through the basic fundamentals of Inclusion,Idealism and Pragmatism. "While the topics are serious, the narration of the solutions is peppered with subtle humour and supported with interesting info graphics. Simpler problems like honking and air pollution are solved in the first few chapters to easily explain how Invertonomics shall solve problems with certainty and generate close to Rs 1 Lakh crore Annually! The book then suggests solutions for universal access to sanitation, universal access to education, smart garbage management, safer cities where women can express themselves and can move around unhindered........and eventually, solutions for reviving our decadent rural economy."
The book is a Bold initiative with practical simple solutions It is time to wake up to the challenges that we have created for ourselves Living in isolation, thinking in isolation, in my viewpoint needs to be shown the Door.
We must all rise up in unison and take the Bull by its Horn Time to be realistically idealist, pragmatic and all inclusive towards a new and a Transformed Nation and Society
A Must read and implement by those in Government, District Administration, Politics, Policy Planners, Researchers, Economists, Educationists, NGOs and Citizen Groups.
(The author of this book review is a Lucknow-based businessman and Co-Chairman PHD Chambers of Commerce and the Founder Chair of Confederation of Indian Industry-Young Indians.)
This Book Is Available @ Universal Booksellers