Category Archives: startup

What you can learn from my (first) startup failure…

In 1995, I had an idea. Internet Telephony had just started. Internet connection was available only through dial-up modems, and not all the time. Voice quality was choppy, delayed, and calls were dropped often. Very few people knew how to use it, and you had to sit by the computer to place those calls using a microphone and speakers. ...

Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator

Intrapreneurship is also for startups! I met with Sylvain Tillon a few weeks ago in the course of the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program set-up by Dominique Van Deth. I must say I was quite impressed by his entrepreneurship know-how. This was not the end of my surprise: he then mentioned the intrapreneurship spirit that ...

Origin Stories of Innovation™: The Power of Creative Naiveté [Interview series]

Paul Earle shares extraordinary podcast interviews that reveal the innovative genius (trials and triumphs) behind great brands and institutions. Today, Innovation Excellence launches Season One called Origin Stories of Innovation™.

Origin Stories of Innovation™: The Power of Creative Naiveté [Interview series]

Paul Earle shares extraordinary podcast interviews that reveal the innovative genius (trials and triumphs) behind great brands and institutions. Today, Innovation Excellence launches Season One called Origin Stories of Innovation™.

Innovate like a startup or like big business?

Startups are king when it comes to innovation. Indeed, established companies often strive to behave more like startups. But in reality, it is quite challenging. Startups, on the other hand, wish they had access to resources, particularly capital. So, there’s something to be said for the large corporation: It has experience, distribution channels, and access ...