• Is France prepared to make the sacrifices necessary to foster the innovation ecosystem it claims to want?

    October 28, 2015

    Open Innovation, the Year of Innovation, Young Innovative Enterprises, etc. we cannot stop talking about innovation. But we also should acknowledge that innovation comes with certain demands. For example, innovation requires flexibility. For companies to be innovative, they must be agile. Lack of agility is one of the reasons large established firms are caught flat-footed […]

  • Imagining the future of food

    October 20, 2015

    What will the future of food look like ? On the one hand, the world is facing a food crisis. Roughly 1 in 9 people lack enough food to eat, while pressures are mounting from population growth to climate change. At the other end of the spectrum, the developed world’s expectations are growing increasingly sophisticated. […]

  • How to stand out in your LinkedIn connection request

    October 19, 2015

    It has practically become a cliché now: somebody jokingly tweets out some variation of the following: “logs in to LinkedIn. sees you have XYZ unread notifications. logs out of LinkedIn (sigh)” It’s a tired joke in the Twittersphere, but I can feel their pain. Without exaggeration, it seems like I receive 50~100 new LinkedIn connection […]

  • My two favorite perks of the Loi Macron for French startups

    October 13, 2015

    Following much debate and anticipation, France’s Loi Macron was finally adopted into effect in early August, during a period when many people weren’t paying too much attention. The Macron Law (inheriting not coincidentally the namesake of the Economy Minister whose ideas inspired it) is technically called the law “for growth, activity and equality of economic […]

  • Beyond Robots, France and Japan Launch Year of Innovation

    October 6, 2015

    It was an honor to participate in France’s governmental delegation to Japan to launch the Year of Innovation between the two countries. Seriously, I’m not being sarcastic. It’s true that I like to mock government initiatives in innovation, and my first reaction to the ministerial invitation to serve in the official kick-off of FrenchTechTokyo was […]

  • Préparez-vous pour Dash Camp 2016

    October 2, 2015

    Pour la troisième année consécutive, on m’a accordé des places pour amener une délégation française de 5 startups privilégiées au prestigieux Dash Camp au Japon. Dash Camp représente la conférence de référence en Asie qui facilite les échanges entre les entrepreneurs innovants et les dirigeants des grands groupes tech japonais. Elle est pertinente pour ceux […]

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