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May
17
πŸ«₯ The sameness disease

πŸ«₯ The sameness disease

Before I embarked yesterday on rewriting my article from 2017 on The fundamentals of opposable marketing, I initially just wanted
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May
13
🩳 The tide went out, now Uber and others have to put on some pants

🩳 The tide went out, now Uber and others have to put on some pants

Since its inception in 2009, Uber has been the poster child of startups heavily subsidized by VCs to take massive
4 min read
May
11
πŸ”© Is right to repair Ford's blue ocean?

πŸ”© Is right to repair Ford's blue ocean?

Not unlike an iPhone, most electric vehicles have been designed as a black box of reparability. Take the now iconic
1 min read
May
10
πŸ“š Blockchain Chicken Farm,  by Xiaowei Wang

πŸ“š Blockchain Chicken Farm, by Xiaowei Wang

For many years, from luxury to automotive markets, I've been patiently nudging a few large western corporations to consider how
1 min read
May
09
πŸŽ™ Podcast on rupture innovation

πŸŽ™ Podcast on rupture innovation

A few days ago, François Capel was kind enough to invite me on his podcast "Des étincelles pour changer le
May
05
⏱ Proper innovation KPIs

⏱ Proper innovation KPIs

I've been heavily involved in defining an innovation KPI strategy for two very large industries in Europe these last months.
1 min read
May
03
πŸ€– Astro, the useless little domestic robot

πŸ€– Astro, the useless little domestic robot

Domestic robots are a novelty that Amazon is trying out with a few early-stage customers. exploring ahead of the curve.
2 min read
Apr
27
πŸ¦„ The BS narrative of 'startups can't scale in Europe'

πŸ¦„ The BS narrative of 'startups can't scale in Europe'

Whether in France, Germany, Spain, or the Netherlands, we all have this ongoing narrative: startups can't scale in Europe. And
3 min read
Apr
26
πŸ’£ Etsy and the prisoner's dilemma

πŸ’£ Etsy and the prisoner's dilemma

Launched in 2005, Etsy is one of the less-known U.S. platforms. With an initial goal of connecting individuals selling
2 min read
Apr
25
πŸͺ– The new normal of tech at war

πŸͺ– The new normal of tech at war

From Starlink deploying in Ukraine... Is Starlink that important? It wouldn't be possible to restore 10 km of
2 min read