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Innovation is motion. We work with those who change the market. Whether modestly or in a very radical way, they disturb, make waves and do what others tried without success. They walk off the beaten path, and if they succeed, they alter the status quo.


The Rationality of Approximation

The innovation playfield is constantly flooded with vague concepts, buzzwords or ill-defined theories. In the end, we all start to use the same interchangeable lingo and shout instructions to our teams, or our customers, that we do not comprehend anymore. Such a key instruction that you’ll find in any innovation book is: be agile. Depending [...]

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To Know If Apple Is Doomed or Not

To wrap up 2015 fiscal year, Tim COOK tried to put in perspective the growth of his company: To put that into some context, our growth in one year was greater than the full year revenue of almost 90% of the companies in the Fortune 500. For the market and business analysts at wide, this is utterly frightening, and there is this on-going narrative [...]

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When Corporates Meet Startups

As a quick follow-up on my first two articles on corporate innovation (part 1 and part 2), I’ll be presenting a keynote on the relation between startups and corporations in Europe, for companies in the mobility market. The key focus may be a tad concerning if you are a startup that doesn’t know anything about multinationals. [...]

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Clicking Innovation Together

I’ve been working with teams in the automotive industry for many years now. In some cases with startups trying to disrupt a part of the mobility ecosystem, in other cases with world-wide leaders of this market. Right now, I’m even in charge of focusing the go-to-market efforts of a group of startups in a transversal incubation program [...]

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It’s Time to Let Go of the Canvas

It’s quite a trip to read the Wikipedia page on ‘business model‘ where the business model canvas designed by Pigneur and Osterwalder is barely a footnote. In real life there is probably just a handful of startups or multinationals that haven’t use this tool at some point, as a key element of creativity and to some extent, [...]

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