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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.


Give us the black sheep. I want artists who are frustated. I want the ones who have another way of doing things.

Brad BIRD

In 1974, Arthur C. Clarke trying to explain the future to a reporter and his son… “I wonder though, what sort of a life that would be, like in term of social terms, when our whole life is built around computers?”

How to Accept the Future, Even When It’s Explained to You?

In 1974, Arthur C. Clarke trying to explain the future to a reporter and his son… “I wonder though, what sort of a life that would be, like in term of social terms, when our whole life is built around computers?”

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Startups Are Schrödinger’s Cats

Among the fundamental misunderstandings that I try to tackle from time to time in these articles, many of them revolve around the fact that a startup is not « a smaller version of a larger company ».  This single point is the source of the vast majority of all the problems encountered by startups when they have to do anything about their [...]

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A Roadmap to Disruption

I discussed Uberization at length in a recent article. But this is just a model of disruption, among many others. To be complete, I should at least also speak about teslaization which I believe to be more dangerous for many companies, and their relation to by-the-book disruption. These are the three states of disruption that will shape [...]

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It’s Not Uber, It’s You!

There is this fear syndrome that has been running for a few months amongst the leaders of every single market in the western world: are we going to get uberized? As they are asking themselves this question, you’ll probably detect a hint of a smile in their eyes. Not many corporations really believe that someone will just “walk in”, and [...]

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