Economy & society : Society
Based on, among other, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson ad Andrew McAfee (W.W. Norton & Company, January 2014), “Hong Kong VC firm appoints robot to its board by Aviva Gat (Geektime, May 2014) and “Deep Knowledge Venture’s Appoints Intelligent Investment Analysis Software VITAL as Board Member (PRWEB, May 2014).
Based on L’ère numérique, un nouvel âge pour l’humanité, cinq mutations qui vont bouleverser nos vies by Gilles Babinet (Le Passeur, February 2014).
Based on The Third Industrial Revolution by Jeremy Rifkin (LLL, February 2012); Makers: The New Industrial Revolution by Chris Anderson (Crown Business, October 2012); and “The time of spin-offs” (“Le temps des spin-off”) by Patrick Arnoux (Le Nouvel Economiste, November 2012), and the interviews with Stéphanie Tramicheck, Etsy country manager France, and Dr. Harish Hande, founder and Managing Director, SELCO India.
What explains the succes of social entrepreneurs and how to follow their example? Based on the book by John Elkington et Pamela Hartigan, The Power of Unreasonable People, Harvard Business Press, February 2008 and the interviews with Emmanuel Marchant, executive vice-president of danone.communities (France) and Vikram Akula, CEO and founder of SKS Microfinances (India) February 2009.
A woman who wears a headscarf applies for a position in a cosmetics firm; an executive leaves a meeting to go and say his prayers. These are the types of situations facing companies that are willing to embrace diversity! What should be done in such circumstances? Based on ‘Managing Workplace Secularity’, a professional conference held on 25 April 2008 and organized by Dynamique Diversité (dynamic diversity).
How can businesses transform the challenges posed by global warming into opportunities to generate growth and hone competitive advantage? Based on the Lehman Brothers study by Dr. John Llewellyn, "The Business of Climate Change", February 2007, and the interview with Bénédicte Faivre-Tavignot, pedagogical director of the HEC master's degree programme in sustainable development management, and Katharine Richter Brass, Ecomagination program manager, GE Energy.