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.
Sep
08
⏮ 🔴 [ Looking back at ] how platforms and big tech scale

⏮ 🔴 [ Looking back at ] how platforms and big tech scale

Pursuing my [ Looking back at ] series today by curating about digital platform scaling strategies, why network effects matter, and what we still have a hard time understanding about them (especially if you're a regular multinational in defense mode).
10 min read
Sep
07
◼️ Innovation Micro-interview #9 - Tim RAYNER, Australia

◼️ Innovation Micro-interview #9 - Tim RAYNER, Australia

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.
2 min read
Sep
06
⏮ [ Looking back at ] our world in crisis

⏮ [ Looking back at ] our world in crisis

Still looking back at what I wrote this summer to help you kick off September with a curated list of ideas and views on innovation that you might have missed.
7 min read
Sep
05
⏮ [ Looking back at ] technology, hype, and predictions

⏮ [ Looking back at ] technology, hype, and predictions

You were probably (hopefully?) off the internet for a few weeks. This gives me a fantastic opportunity to look back at what I wrote these last months and kick off September with a curated list of a few articles that you might have missed.
7 min read
Sep
02
🟧 [ Dutch week ] Urbanism and biking

🟧 [ Dutch week ] Urbanism and biking

I've briefly discussed some elements of Dutch design and the 'doe normaal' mindset in a previous article. I also wanted
2 min read
Sep
01
🟧 [ Dutch week ] The Dutch disease

🟧 [ Dutch week ] The Dutch disease

As a foreigner living in the Netherlands, I tend to have pink goggles when considering most of what happens in
3 min read
Aug
31
◼️ Innovation Micro-interview #8 - Sabin CARME, Darmstadt

◼️ Innovation Micro-interview #8 - Sabin CARME, Darmstadt

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
30
🟧 🔴 [ Dutch week ] Technology and the 'doe normaal' mindset

🟧 🔴 [ Dutch week ] Technology and the 'doe normaal' mindset

The 'doe noormal' Dutch mindset has had a lot of impact on the way this culture deals with technology and innovation. In many cases, this can be an interesting point of view for you too...
7 min read
Aug
29
🟧 [ Dutch week ] ASML, the most strategic European giant you've never heard of

🟧 [ Dutch week ] ASML, the most strategic European giant you've never heard of

While most of you are probably returning to work this week, I've decided to share a few insights about the Netherlands' tech, design, and innovation. As a country which is only twice as big as London, it makes few headlines, so this might be an interesting exercise. Here goes...
3 min read
Aug
26
🧠 Her, a story about exponentials and how we don't compute them...

🧠 Her, a story about exponentials and how we don't compute them...

In the 2013 movie Her, Joachim Phoenix falls in love with his new mobile/home operating system, an ethereal cloud-based
1 min read