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Sep
21
πŸ”΄ How to kill a Facebook (or any network effect-based business for that matter)

πŸ”΄ How to kill a Facebook (or any network effect-based business for that matter)

We talked many times over about network effects and their indisputable power. The question today is: Is there a self-defense manual against them? Or "How to kill a Facebook"?
8 min read
Aug
30
🟧 πŸ”΄ [ Dutch week ] Technology and the 'doe normaal' mindset

🟧 πŸ”΄ [ 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
25
πŸ”΄ Innovation, the feminine way

πŸ”΄ Innovation, the feminine way

Some further comments (and reminders) on a recent webinar on feminine culture at work. And why integrating feminine culture elements is key for corporations facing innovation challenges.
3 min read
Aug
18
πŸ”΄ Timing technology push and market pull for incubation programs

πŸ”΄ 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...
9 min read
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