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Aug
11
πŸ”΄ Does innovation deliver progress? (It's complicated)

πŸ”΄ 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
05
πŸ”΄ The Romanesco effect: Reimagining, Diversification, and Reduction.

πŸ”΄ 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
Jul
28
πŸ”΄ Is Amazon Healthcare inevitable in Europe? (Yes)

πŸ”΄ Is Amazon Healthcare inevitable in Europe? (Yes)

With the acquisition of One Medical, Amazon might become one of the most powerful American healthcare providers. While it might finally fix some of the U.S. life expectancy steady decline, Europe should realize that Amazon barging into our medical system is also inevitable (it already started).
7 min read
Jul
22
πŸ”΄ Growth engine vs. Network effect vs. Flywheel

πŸ”΄ Growth engine vs. Network effect vs. Flywheel

Not quite the summer's read for the beach (I know, I know) but an important article for startups and corporate innovators nonetheless. Why innovate if you don't bring change in the market at scale after all? And how do you plan for scale?
7 min read
Jun
24
πŸ”΄ 9 Strategies for service innovation

πŸ”΄ 9 Strategies for service innovation

This week, let's share one of the tools of the trade of business model innovation. It's a quick and super-efficient template to help industrials create value out of services, not engineering products. Which is always quite culturally challenging for many of them.
5 min read
Jun
16
πŸ”΄ Is CitroΓ«n's AMI leapfrogging Tesla's master plan?

πŸ”΄ Is CitroΓ«n's AMI leapfrogging Tesla's master plan?

On the surface, the success of the CitroΓ«n AMI as a light electric car is endearing. But despite its promises it might be a cautionary tale for the rest of us in the industry.
8 min read
Jun
07
πŸ”΄ Apple discretely unveils Apple cars; not the Apple Car

πŸ”΄ Apple discretely unveils Apple cars; not the Apple Car

After yesterday Apple's WWDC 2022 annual keynote, it's difficult to zoom out from the myriad of software tweaks and products announcement (only a new Mac, really). Let's deep dive into what might have been discretely unveiled. Apple cars.
6 min read
Jun
06
πŸ”΄ Does business research matter?

πŸ”΄ Does business research matter?

In a world shaken by so many struggles, we're starting today a short series questioning the logic and practices of business schools, academia, and executive education.
4 min read
Jun
03
πŸ”΄ What the video-game market tells us about innovation trends

πŸ”΄ What the video-game market tells us about innovation trends

This is a kind of mixed-bag Friday post with a few headlines that caught my eye this week about the
6 min read
Jun
01
πŸ”΄ The pace layers of innovation

πŸ”΄ The pace layers of innovation

Why the different forms of innovation can only move at a different speed. Not so much because some are slower or faster, but because they impact different layers of the market infrastructure.
3 min read