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About Dr. Pavan Soni

Dr. Pavan Soni is an Innovation Evangelist by profession and a teacher by passion. He is the founder of Inflexion Point, offering programs on Design, Innovation and Leadership. He has conducted over 550 workshops with 170 organizations in 5 countries.
Pavan is the author of the National Bestseller, Design Your Thinking, published by Penguin Random House in 2020. The book was shortlisted for the '2021 BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award'.
Apart from being an Adjunct Faculty at ISB Hyderabad and IIM Bangalore, Pavan is a columnist at Mint, YourStory, Inc42, Entrepreneur and People Matters. His monthly newsletter, Inflexion Point, reaches to over 20,000 enthusiasts across the world.
Pavan was the only Indian to be shortlisted for the prestigious 'FT & McKinsey Bracken Bower Award for the Best Business Book of the Year 2016'. He has been invited five times to speak at the TEDx, and is featured as one of the '100 Digital Influencers of 2020' by YourStory.
Pavan is a Gold Medalist from MBM Engineering College Jodhpur, and did his PGDIE from IIM Mumbai. He finished his Doctoral Studies from IIM Bangalore in the domain of innovation management. He is passionate about fitness, spirituality, guitar, chess, reading and writing.

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B.E. _ MBM Jodhpur (Gold Medalist)

PGDIE _ IIM Mumbai

PhD _ IIM Bangalore

 

Books
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Design Your Thinking (2020) 

Offers a research-based, practically-relevant approach to creative problem solving. Replete with case studies from Indian organizations on how they practice tenets of design thinking. 

Shortlisted for BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book of the Year 2021

Featured by Yourstory in "India@75: 15 books on startups, innovation and creativity in India"

Reviews

‘Dr Soni has delivered a lucid treatise on the “how to” of design thinking. A must-read book’

- Vijay Govindarajan, Dartmouth College

‘A fresh perspective on design thinking with important added elements, namely inspiration and scale. As new opportunities in a dramatically different world are explored, one will be able to draw on unique insights from the multitude of case studies peppered throughout the book. A thorough and sincere effort by Dr Pavan Soni’

- Dr R.A. Mashelkar, Former Director General of CSIR

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