Philippe MEDA

Philippe MEDA

Haarlem
Philippe has worked with hundreds of startups since 2007, consulted for dozens of multinationals on rupture innovation and corporate incubation. He also commits classes for MBAs in Paris and Shanghai.
Aug
18
🔴 Timing technology push and market pull for incubation programs

🔴 Timing technology push and market pull for incubation programs

One of the most requested frameworks I often have from corporate customers is how Gartner's hype and innovation diffusion work together. To my knowledge, this is weirdly never discussed. So despite this summer's heat waves here goes...
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Aug
17
◼️ Innovation Micro-interview #6 - Cedric BEGON, Paris

◼️ Innovation Micro-interview #6 - Cedric BEGON, Paris

A series of micro-interviews with people we work with. Partners in crime, current or former customers, all have a unique view on innovation and the current zeitgeist. Five questions on innovation, short answers. We might agree, we might disagree. No context, no comments.
1 min read
Aug
16
💪 And in the end, the network effect wins...

💪 And in the end, the network effect wins...

When we mistakenly think that products and features are center-stage for winning the market over, it's worth remembering what happened
2 min read
Aug
15
🛒 How to pick an expert

🛒 How to pick an expert

Being an expert at something is sometimes difficult to discuss, prove or even validate from your own perspective – not to
2 min read
Aug
12
📺 Anticipating network effects in the eighties

📺 Anticipating network effects in the eighties

As much as network effects have been the beating heart of the digital wave that submerged most markets since the
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Aug
11
🔴 Does innovation deliver progress? (It's complicated)

🔴 Does innovation deliver progress? (It's complicated)

We collectively still conflate progress and innovation. Not that progress doesn't exist, but it's anything but an immutable law of physics, like gravity or the speed of light. Here are my two cents on science, technology, innovation, and progress.
9 min read
Aug
10
◼️ Innovation Micro-interview #5 - Jay LATTA, Munich

◼️ Innovation Micro-interview #5 - Jay LATTA, Munich

A series of micro-interviews with people we work with. Partners in crime, current or former customers, all have a unique view on innovation and the current zeitgeist. Five questions on innovation, short answers. We might agree, we might disagree. No context, no comments.
1 min read
Aug
09
💼 How e-commerce is still confusing incumbent big retailers

💼 How e-commerce is still confusing incumbent big retailers

I just read about an intriguing signal about incumbent big retailers. The TL;DR is that companies like Nordstrom or
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Aug
08
🥸 Is the startup craze coming to a halt?

🥸 Is the startup craze coming to a halt?

In an unexpected move, Y Combinator, the historic mothership of the startup economy, will downsize its next wave of startup
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Aug
05
🔴 The Romanesco effect: Reimagining, Diversification, and Reduction.

🔴 The Romanesco effect: Reimagining, Diversification, and Reduction.

We make a lot of fuss about innovation frameworks and strategies, whereas innovation is a simple mechanism. It's about Reimagining, Diversification, and from time to time a rare but groundbreaking Reduction.
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