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.
Asset heavy vs. asset light Recently I was discussing ecosystems and platforms, and speaking about the differences between Amazon and Alibaba. I quote “I’d say Amazon are “asset heavy” whereas Alibaba remains “asset light”. They might be operating at the two ends of the current internet trading spectrum and are coming from different market maturity ...
Here is my summary and interpretation of author G. Shawn Hunter's ten strategies that he outlines in his class book "Out Think" for driving the disruptive innovations that entrepreneurs and startups all dream about:
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.
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...
When Steve Jobs launched the iPhone in 2007, many pundits were less than impressed. Some said that its unusual shape made it unwieldy. Others thought that it was too expensive. Still others remarked that all the extra software made it a poor choice for its primary function — making phone calls.
Many of us became disconnected with the early part of the discovery for innovation, we simply became just the implementors, pushing the innovation through the pipeline into its final execution. That can change if we are willing and able to challenge our past assumptions.
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.
Even if dystopian visions of robots taking our jobs are overblown, Josh Sutton, Global Head, Data & Artificial Intelligence at Publicis.Sapient sees significant disruption ahead. AI will transform every industry and not every organization will be able to make the shift. The time to prepare is now.
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.