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Looking beyond Silicon Valley: 2014 SeedStarsWorld start-ups

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Start-ups selected by SeedStarsWorld for the final competition in Geneva have pretty much energy to spare. It just jumped out at you during the two days of mentoring I had the chance to complete there, within a team of experienced … Continue reading

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Innovation at AXA: innovating like fish schools, with Guillaume Cabrere

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Digital might be a cliff for AXA, or an opportunity to reinvent itself. Guillaume Cabrere, AXA Lab Director, gently guides us through AXA initiatives to make innovation percolate from the outside to the inside. Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

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Bien sûr, je serai à la marche républicaine dimanche, pour les familles et pour la liberté. Naturally, I will participate to the Sunday Republican gathering, in compassion for the families, and to stand for liberty.

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BNP Paribas Bank: a network of innovators, with Aude Albert

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Aude Albert’s mission is to develop the BNP Paribas Innovation Community: sharing best practices and business watch, facilitating connections, leading transversal projects, in cooperation with business lines’ Heads of Innovation. She explains for us the various initiatives developed to foster a culture of innovation, heading to a Group Innovation Ecosystem. Continue reading

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Open Innovation is not easy, but is facilitated in the digital world

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Hereafter is a short interview I completed with Dan Taylor, from Market Gravity, for his book on Innovation in Large Corporates, “which aims to help corporate entrepreneurs with practical advice and examples of overcoming the barriers out there”. Dan: In … Continue reading

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Creative ecosystem fostering individual genius, a non-reproducible asset, by Michel Saloff-Coste

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Innovation Ecosystem is a non-reproducible asset. You will find frugal ecosystems in South America, and vivid innovation in Austria, each has developed a singularity linked to its cultural ground, explains Michel Saloff Continue reading

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The principles of creative strategy, by Michel Saloff-Coste

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Michel explains here the pillars of creative strategy: a culture based on interaction as synergy, a management that relies on fulfillment of the group or of individuals, a system rewarding the capacity to respond in a creative, autonomous and critical manner, and a structure vergeing on alterity and innovation. Continue reading