Category Archives: Build Capability

Reinvent your Business Model with The DO School

Nicolas Bry interviews Florian Hoffmann, charismatic founder and managing director of Berlin’s DO School...a renowned development ground for young social entrepreneurs that has developed an original innovation offering to corporations and startups.

What Happens when Contrarian Thinkers are Ignored?

It takes great courage to challenge the powerful and the popular. We need that courage time and again. We should not disdain and ignore contrarian thinkers. They should be encouraged to speak up and their views, however unpopular, should be examined with dispassion.

Four Models of Intrapreneurship Innovation

Research shows that growth fueled through organic innovation is more profitable than growth driven by acquisition, in part because the organizational capability required is vastly different. But the litmus test is...

Leonard: 4 pillars of a wise corporate Open Lab

Leonard is the new innovation entity initiated by VINCI, a major player in construction, and concession agreement indutries. VINCI designs, finances, builds, and operates infrastructure and facilities that help improve daily life and mobility for all. I spoke with Matthieu Lerondeau, Leonard Head of Communications & Communities, about the missions, and organization of Leonard.

Why Hesitate? Innovate. Start, and Learn.

Innovation is not a linear, analytic process where a business case is built, investments made and products launched. Rather, it is a recursive, iterate framework for spending small increments of time and money to learn more and design a solution for a real problem.