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“Co-creating, co-piloting, co-opetition: Why is “co” the new buzzword?”

Sunday February 27th, 2011 3 comments

The open source phenomenon is profoundly changing the rules of the game in several businesses (publishing, software, business schools, medical research, toys industry with LEGO, healthcare and cosmetics with P&G, car manufacturing with Local Motors and big brands such as Audi, Daimler or FIAT now jumped on the bandwagon)… As we recently saw, the invention of the internet is a…

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“People don’t buy what you do! They buy why you do it!!!”

Sunday February 20th, 2011 10 comments

Simon Sinek[1] proposes a simple and elegant model: the golden circle. When talking (as everybody today) about Apple, he challenges its competitors: “Apple is just another computer company… They have the same access to the same talents, the same agencies, the same consultants, the same media, then why is it that they seem to have something different?”. For him most…

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Fear of loosing or fear of winning?

Sunday February 13th, 2011 4 comments

Sports coaches know it: the fear of loosing is a powerful stressor for athletes and they do their best to keep them out of it. In an earlier post, as well as in our book[1], I commented on the picture below (inspired from the works of  Daniel Goleman, Henri Laborit or Paul McLean): In short, it suggests that when a…

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“What the Catholic Church can teach us in terms of being disrupted?”

Sunday February 6th, 2011 2 comments

Alan Moore and Gerd Leonhard[1] came up with a great metaphor in terms of illustrating the concept of disruption: The Catholic Church and Gutenberg’s invention… The clip here below summarizes the situation before and after the printing press invention in a short and convincing 4 minutes: The internet is probably the biggest technological revolution since Gutenberg’s printing press. And it…

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