Ronnie Screwvala on why India needs non-linear thinking

Ronnie Screwvala, 64, serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and author, has commissioned a telling new report titled ‘Non-linear Thinking’, which he puts forward as an alternative line of thought to propel India to its true potential. Non-linear thinking assumes a higher level of risk than normal, where past experiences do not define future ones. In an exclusive conversation with Fortune India, Screwvala, who co-founded upGrad, South Asia’s largest higher edtech company, explains the report’s thesis in detail. Edited excerpts. A CHANGE IN MINDSET Q. First things first, Ronnie. What prompted you to commission…

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Ronnie Corbett, best known for The Two Ronnies, dies aged 85

Entertainer Ronnie Corbett, best known for BBC comedy sketch show The Two Ronnies, has died aged 85. His publicist said: “Ronnie Corbett CBE, one of the nation’s best-loved entertainers, passed away this morning, surrounded by his loving family. “They have asked that their privacy is respected at this very sad time.” Corbett was one of the UK’s best-loved comedians and along with Ronnie Barker, their double act was one of the most successful of the 1970s and ’80s. The entertainer had been suffering from ill-health for some time and had…

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