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Innovation Radar

Hema Market, the Full ‘Digital is Over’ Experience

For the last ten years I’ve been in China at least once a year. As such, there is no way I consider myself an expert with deep understanding of this market. No, what I have now is a long string of snapshots, flowing together in an accelerated vision of how this market is evolving.

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Innovation Culture

3 Tips for Business Blog Writing

Beyond the usual and excellent writing tips you can find in books and online, there is the hurdle of overcoming your own writing blocks. So here are 3 (sometime counter-intuitive) insights to help you write your business blog.

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Business Design

Why Ad Monetization is Wrong (Really)

In a recent article on Medium called The End of the Ad-Supported Web, Julien GENESTOUX is putting the finger on a many things I was obsessing with these last few months about ad monetization. You may want to read the article first, the following are my extra comments: The main gripe with ad monetization that […]

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Innovation Mindset

Interview – A change partner transforming HR at ING

Latest interview of transformation leader – Karin Parmentier is transforming HR at ING and beyond.

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Innovation Strategy

How to build a McRib Strategy (Not)

I try to avoid talking mathematics when I address innovation strategy. As soon as I do it I’m victim of a very personal impostor syndrome (I’m not a mathematician) while realizing I’m going down deep, deep rabbit holes. As a matter of fact, when writing about Monthy Hall’s problems — which are key to understand uncertainty and innovation […]

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Innovation Strategy

Innovation doesn’t fit in a pipeline

Most of innovation programs that I encounter are still organized as R&D programs. We often call that the innovation pipeline fallacy. It’s mostly due to the fact that most organizations don’t get  that innovation is not R&D, and that consecutively innovation doesn’t fit in a pipeline.

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Corporate Culture

Cultural Transformation – Communities Over Tools

During the past few years, whether discussing mentoring programmes or cultural transformation with large corporations, I am faced with a disproportionate belief in “tools”. I think I need to clarify that it is not because as consultants we use tools that we sell tools. A keynote from Frédérique PAIN I organized recently for one of our […]

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Consultancy

Are Innovation Conferences Dead?

Discussion with a corporate customer yesterday over dinner. I realized that I gave only 2 public keynotes this year (3rd soon) vs about 8 private ones on ´sensitive‘ innovation topics for industrials, banks, etc. There is a market shift there. More insights, less BS? — Philippe MÉDA 🇪🇺 (@icopilots) October 23, 2018 Not sure that […]

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Corporate Culture Mentoring Culture

M&A: Overcoming the Culture Shift Challenge

Using mentoring to overcome the culture shift challenges of mergers and acquisitions.

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Innovation Strategy

Understanding the Apple Watch

Understanding the Apple Watch is hard. In September 2014 Jean-Claude BIVER, President of LVMH Watchmaking Division (Tag Heuer, Zenith, Hublot) famously said: This [Apple] watch has no sex appeal. It’s too feminine and looks too much like the smartwatches already on the market. To be totally honest, it looks like it was designed by a […]

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Corporate Culture

The most common misconception about innovation

As many professionals in my field, I get this question a lot: « What is the most common misconception about innovation? » The short answer is that most of the time, innovation is discussed and operated as a single thing. It’s not. It’s a complex blend of diverse forms of « innovations » that obey […]

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Innovation Mindset

Interview – A Community Builder Playing the Long Game at BNP Paribas

An interview of transformation leader Sophie Delmas from BNP Paribas. She is playing the long game of transformation.