• Mobile ingenuity in Africa

    January 30, 2011

    This week’s Economist features another report on the innovation spurred by mobile phones in developing countries, a theme readers of my blog will know is close to my heart. The ingenuity never ceases to amaze me.  Take mPedigree, a mobile service launched last year enabling consumers to text serial numbers of medications to a central […]

  • More on the EU under-capitalisation theme

    January 15, 2011

    While I’ve mused on several past occasions about the distinctive risk appetites of technology investors and entrepreneurs between the US and Europe, Paul Jozefak provided a well thought-through opinion recently about the matter (see Chronic Under-financing of EU Start-ups Driven by Mindset). It is no secret that technology startups in Europe have been forced to […]

  • Free your career

    January 8, 2011

    It’s the time of year in many cultures that we make and break resolutions in an annual ritual of reflection. For those newly-minted graduates that I’ve been fortunate to already meet, and for the thousands of you in French corporate jobs with an entrepreneurial twitch who are hesitating to take the plunge, I strongly recommend […]

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