Tag Archives: Leadership

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Start-up Chile: go start-ups, go!

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Nicolas Shea, as founder of Start-up Chile, initiated a peculiar venture: welcoming startups in Chile, helping them to start their business using Chile as a platform to go global. Beyond mundane money appeal, Nicolas created a terrific game play for start-ups, valuating entrepreneurs’ social activities, resulting in building social equity. Continue reading

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Netexplo’ digital start-ups 2014: a brilliant vintage!

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Everyday I feel gifted to live in Paris. But some days are exceptional, and the Netexplo event is one of them. I don’t know any event which compares to the worldwide digital symphony that Netexplo plays, collecting trends and gathering start-ups from every continent. Continue reading

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‘Is Middle Management the main obstacle to innovation in large co?’ by Koen Boeykens

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When middle management is risk-averse, and stopping innovation from happening, is a parallel path, with a separate brand, the way forward? Koen Boeykens shares with us his innovation experience at KPN Continue reading

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Innovation Soft Power

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Over time I realize how it is less vital to design things by myself, and more impactful to sense and inspire. Continue reading

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Radioscopy of an innovation shortcoming

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It happens everyday: processes slow down innovation. Stage process don’t flow without meaning. Going through a fictional innovation story, we sort 2 lessons out around ‘feature team’ and ‘leadership’, that would be worth tested in your next innovation challenge. Continue reading

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Coding a Nifty Innovation Unit

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Autonomy, Creative Tension, Strategic Alignement & Pollenisation, Modular design: 4 pillars you want to plug in your innovation unit Continue reading

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Son, listen to the start-up in your heart

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Here are 6 mantras I’ve forged or picked up along the innovation track, that I would like to share with the loved ones. Continue reading

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Innovation stories (2/2)

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Following previous post on National Meeting of Innovation Directors hold in Paris last June, we continue our tour with some more innovation stories based on pivot leadership, scientific Corpus, social and collaborative altruism. Continue reading

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Innovation stories (1/2)

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Picked out from National Meeting of Innovation Directors hold in Paris last June, 5 sparkles seem to set the fire of innovation and entrepreneurship: slick public commitment, passion, pivot leadership, scientific Corpus, social and collaborative altruism. Continue reading

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USI 2013? We’ve got a problem!

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USI event confirms its singular positioning, at the crossroad between designing future of digital technologies and sharing rewarding and deeply humanist management experiences. Here is a sum-up of the great presentations I attended. Continue reading

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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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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