It’s often said that ‘adversity is the mother of invention’.

It’s true.

In places like India, it’s called ‘jugaad’ or in simple terms, ‘frugal innovation’.

It’s the art and science of doing creating great stuff with limited resources.

In this TED Talk, you’ll see how entrepreneurs in Africa and other developing regions of the world (in Asia and South America) are using the limited resources around them to create products and services that are revolutionary.

Solar power and mobile money in Africa. Refrigerators that are made entirely of clay in India. Billboards that produce potable drinking water in South America.

All these revolutionary initiatives and inventions are happening, not in the West, but in the developing world.

Navi Radjou shares some interesting principles to live by if we want to creatively solve problems through frugal innovation.