Lean Start-up: Adopt Ongoing Innovation!

Whether you are a budding start-up or a well-established company, the prospect of launching an innovation can be daunting. Is it too risky? Where do you start? What are the priorities? With his Lean start-up approach, the serial entrepreneur Éric Ries presents a methodology that combines long-term vision and quick iteration to improve, accelerate and…

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Participate in a survey on the use of social networks in your company for the Center for the Future of Organization 

Dear lecteurs, The Center for the Future of Organization at the Peter F. Drucker School of Management is conducting a global project that investigates how companies and their leaders leverage social technologies for their business processes, especially in large and complex organizations. The OSML Global Index® will provide tangible metrics that allow companies to assess…

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Dare to be messy: tapping an unrecognized source of creativity and resilience!

“Few people are willing to take the messy path if a tidier approach of organizing, preparing, and coordinating looks like it might deliver victory,” writes celebrated economist and author Tim Harford. And yet, he argues, creativity and resilience relies on “human messiness.” “In our organizations, politics, marketplaces and personal lives, we continue to enjoy the…

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Problems you’ll face in the future thanks to robotics, genomics, and big data

Displaced workers, designer babies, the death of privacy and proliferation of cybercrime… How will you and your business respond to a few of the most problematic issues that the industries of the future are going to raise? “For most of the world’s 7.2 billion people, innovation and globalization have created opportunity the likes of which…

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Three leaders at the vanguard of the next economy

To see what leaders at the vanguard of the next economy are doing, we look to Foxconn’s CEO, one of the world’s biggest investors in robotics; to the leader of PGDx, a cancer genomics startup; and to the CEO of MFS Africa, a Pan-African FinTech company.   Dr. Luis Diaz fights cancer with revolutionary genomic…

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The next economy: A new wave of innovation is on its way

Famed American technology policy expert Alec Ross presents a panorama of the most important innovations set to drive economic and societal change for the years to come. 2017 will mark the eighth anniversary of Uber’s founding and the 20th anniversary of the victory of the chess-playing computer Deep Blue against the world’s reigning human champion,…

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The five principles of corporate hacking

If you really want to bring down barriers and shake up (bad) work habits, launching vast transformation plans is not enough in itself. You have to encourage your teams to challenge the status quo or even circumvent established processes so they can progress in project mode, improvise and experiment with new ideas.   1- Take…

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Looking to startups to boost your agility

Faced with technological breakthroughs and jostled by disruptive startups, large companies wonder constantly how to update their practices. The ideal is not, however, radical reinvention, but instead to combine their own inherent impressive strengths with the agility of startups. Some companies have adopted a novel approach of reverse mentoring, based on the exchange of best…

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Agility: is hacking your company the answer?

The term “corporate hacking” covers a range of tactics and measures used to spread intrapreneurial practices, improvisation and iterative learning like viruses within companies. The aim of corporate hacking is to fuel more agile, open and collaborative environments – in other words, to create cultures that stimulate innovation and make work more meaningful again. Corporations…

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Tesla Motors & SpaceX
How Elon Musk is shaking up the automobile and aerospace industries

Automotive, energy, space travel and passenger transport are the many sectors Elon Musk is at the forefront of “shaking up”! Since he made his fortune developing PayPal and eBay in 2002, the South African entrepreneur has endeavored to create value in the industries that have yet to become intensely competitive. What are the fundamentals of…

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