Category Archives: Innovation

Social and Emotional Skills – A Video from Edutopia

Look at this video, it is just great ! It comes from Edutopia, the George Lucas Educational Video. (this is my first “advertising” post…)

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The Times, They Are A-Changing ?

Last week, I had a look at this video against gas fracking near New York City made by Yoko Ono, her son Sean Lennon and others. I could not help thinking about a recent documentary I saw about the last … Continue reading

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Inspiring books for 2013 : #4 – The Third Industrial Revolution, by Jeremy Rifkin

Jeremy Rifkin, renowned futurist, thinker and author, published The Third Industrial Revolution; How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World in 2011. In this book, he argues that we have started a third industrial revolution, that is … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books for 2013 – #2 : Money and Sustainability, The Missing Link, by Bernard Lietaer

The second inspiring book I would like to comment here is Money and Sustainability : The Missing Link, written by Bernard Lietaer, Sally Goerner and Stefan Brunnhuber. This is a report published by the European Chapter of the Club of … Continue reading

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Inspiring Books for 2013 – #1 : Permaculture, by David Holmgren

In 2012, five books have inspired me a lot. As you will see, they all relate to some key elements of a successful transition towards a new society. Let’s start with the first of them : David Holmgren, Permaculture, Principles … Continue reading

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Bring On the Revolution of Capitalism !

Recently, I came across this speech of Peter Bakker, the President of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). The former CEO of TNT, now leading this organization with more than 200 corporate members, pledges for a revolution of … Continue reading

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Three Paths to Management Innovation (HCL, Hervé Thermique, Morning Star)

One of the conferences of the World Forum in Lille was named “Management 2.0”. Three companies – HCL, Morning Star and Hervé Thermique – shared their view on what it means to be an open, freedom-based or democratic company. As … Continue reading

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A Company That Does Not Belong to Anybody

Last week, I attended the World Forum in Lille. All the event was remarkable (and I’ll come back to it in other posts), but I have been impressed by a small and well-hidden nugget : the unique governance of a … Continue reading

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Prototypes or Quick Wins ?

In the typical Change Management orthodoxy, there is this notion that you have to identify so called “quick wins” in order to gain momentum for your initiative. I do not deny the importance of such early successes : it develops … Continue reading

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Book Review : One From Many, Dee Hock

Well, this is a book that many people recommended me over the last years. But the word “chaordic” – invented by Dee Hock to describe new kinds of organizations – seemed to me so much like a typical consultant buzzword … Continue reading

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