Watching TED Talks is a popular pastime at CN&CO. We visit regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations. Each week we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part on spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s talk is posted by Kurt Solomon. Here’s why he chose it:

I decided to sign up for an online course “Entrepreneurship In Emerging Economies” which I am doing through Harvard. The course is eight weeks long, and I do about an hour every evening. This inspired my TED Talk choice for this week.

One of the case studies was based on Dr Devi Shetty’s hospital group called Narayana Health. His vision and solution has inspired me personally. Dr Shetty challenged the status quo, found and created opportunities and built a state of the art hospital for the less fortunate in India. Most said it couldnt be done. His business model is one, which can be replicated in many other industries in emerging economies, including South Africa, where institutional voids are in abundance, which is great for the opportunists.

Check out the TED talk below, and if any ideas come to mind about potential opportunities within South Africa or abroad, please get in touch with me.