Tag Archives: Innovation

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“A Little Night Music” with Clayton Christensen

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While innovation can be tricky (too many products, business plan failure, lack of new idea, …), Clay Christensen shares a few things that, if you get them right, increase the probability of success. Continue reading

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Enablers of the Digital World: African street-innovation (2/2)

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For international Telcos, the challenge is to embellish the network with services and APIs . To capture local patterns, going in the field and meeting with local mobile app makers and entrepreneurs, connecting trends to innovation Labs, and desiging bespoke enablers, testing, learning and iterating with developers community, are the ingredients of the right formula. Continue reading

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Enablers of the Digital World: the killer-structure (1/2)

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How should Telcos innovate? Slow players in a fast innovating digital world, the equation seems complex. Based on an in-depth analysis, Ovum stresses on a few priorities: extended innovation benefits measurement, network-driven innovation, collaborative innovation and API, leaders involvement, and a new role for Telcos, ‘Enablers of the Digital World’. Continue reading

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“Design Manager, a comprehensive role in the innovation process” by Patrick Le Quément

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What is a design manager? It’s not exactly design management, more a leadership responsibility, involving timing, listening and sharing, and opening minds, tells us Patrick Le Quément, former Renault Chief of design Continue reading

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From Israel, with innovation

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Innovation clusters have a proven track record. Israel, the ‘start-up nation’, shows amazing commitment. What’s their secret, and can we build on their experience to refrresh our innovation spirit? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (3/3)

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What is Free’s next disruptive innovation? Let’s borrow Free glasses for a moment, and assess where it will probaly spend the bulk of its time. What will be its road to ‘Free Dom’? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (2/3)

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In 2009, Xavier Niel, Free founder and owner, has made up his mind: the future of Internet will be mobile. How will Free replicate the big hit of the Freebox, associating a dramatic advance in technology (ADSL), with an emblematic product (Freebox) and an unchallenged pricing (€29,9) in the mature mobile market? Continue reading

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Free, a radical story turning disruptive (1/3)

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What is radical and what is disruptive innovation? Following clarification on these notions, we go through the story of Free, a French alternative Telco which amazing adventure goes from radical to disruptive innovation. Continue reading

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Stanford Ignite – Polytechnique: “We give you the tools and you create”

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Are you fond of innovation and entrepreneurship? Have you a secret innovative project that you are dying to spring-up? Will you endorse soon responsibilities to lead a major innovation initiative within your company? Yossi Feinberg,  Faculty director at Stanford, was … Continue reading

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USI 2013, an event not to be missed

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Are you committed to an Information Technology that transforms our society? You should be part of the USI event on June 24 and 25, the singular meeting between Geeks and Bosses! This year’s conference will be structured around 4 comprehensive … Continue reading

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Blue Ocean for your innovation commitment

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New comers show tremendous initiatives: Spotify, Flavi, Netflix, Valve have successfully implemented flexible empowering organizations, and humanistic culture values. One might wonder which model to embrace. Blue Ocean approach gives us a few tips we can apply to craft your own strategy: tuning the level of key attributes of innovation value proposition. Continue reading

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Breaking the code for creative ecosystem

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Ingi Brown, Ph.D. student at CGS Management Center-Mines ParisTech,  recently defended his thesis on ‘use-generative products’: products that engage and encourage a broad exploration of their uses. Accordingly, Ingi proposed a new model of goods as design spaces. Following is … Continue reading

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An inside look at social TV in France

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Below is a short interview I completed about Social TV with Natan Edelsburg from Lost Remote. It gives a few insights on how Social TV unfolds in France, analyses the various strategies of the players, and what show are the most … Continue reading

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You say second screen. I say first!

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I stole this ticklish title from Ogilvie Entertainment futurist presentation ‘The end of TV as we know it’, a nice piece of work designed by @Dougscottogilvy and @Themattdoh. It clearly hit the nails that mobile, not TV, will become the ‘first … Continue reading

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Finding Balance with Rapid Innovation

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Below is a short interview I completed about Rapid Innovation with Emiley McCole,  Marketing at Imaginatik. It stresses on the importance of ‘creative tension’, a simple innovation framework that guides creative teams, and help them focus on meaningful challenges’. Imaginatik helps organizations … Continue reading