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
12
๐Ÿ“บ Anticipating network effects in the eighties

๐Ÿ“บ 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
1 min read
Aug
11
๐Ÿ”ด Does innovation deliver progress? (It's complicated)

๐Ÿ”ด 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
โ—ผ๏ธ Innovation Micro-interview #5 - Jay LATTA, Munich

โ—ผ๏ธ Innovation Micro-interview #5 - Jay LATTA, Munich

A series of micro-interviews from 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
๐Ÿ’ผ How e-commerce is still confusing incumbent big retailers

๐Ÿ’ผ 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
3 min read
Aug
08
๐Ÿฅธ Is the startup craze coming to a halt?

๐Ÿฅธ 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
2 min read
Aug
05
๐Ÿ”ด The Romanesco effect: Reimagining, Diversification, and Reduction.

๐Ÿ”ด 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.
7 min read
Aug
04
๐Ÿ›’ Why inflation is an unprecedented challenge for tech

๐Ÿ›’ Why inflation is an unprecedented challenge for tech

Most of what is call the tech sector that went under explosive growth these last ten years has been built
1 min read
Aug
03
โ—ผ๏ธ Innovation Micro-interview #4 - John EGAN, Paris

โ—ผ๏ธ Innovation Micro-interview #4 - John EGAN, Paris

A series of micro-interviews from 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.
2 min read
Aug
02
๐Ÿงจ Another signal of Intel's demise

๐Ÿงจ Another signal of Intel's demise

Last March, I suspected Intel was already dead, but that given its size and momentum, it would take a few
2 min read
Aug
01
๐Ÿ˜Ž Remote work? It sticks.

๐Ÿ˜Ž Remote work? It sticks.

An interesting strong signal today is about a second order of consequences of Covid-19. If we still don't know how
2 min read