Category Archives: Transformation

My TEDxStrasbourgUniversité Talk

Only for French speakers, sorry !

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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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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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4 Tips for Keeping A Life Through Hard Times

A few days ago, I have formally put an end to a company that I have been fighting for over the last seven years. The last 18 months have been especially tough and I want to share here some insights … Continue reading

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Bottom-Up Organizations ?

Three weeks ago, at a SOL France meeting, I’ve been lucky enough to discover a very inspiring experience. Yann Baudron, Regional manager of Hervé Thermique, explained very simply and with a lot of ingenuity the managerial system that has shaped … Continue reading

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Life is Strong / Life is Fragile

This photo comes from my garden. I am so amazed by the beauty and simplicity of life. A very very small seed that has been enclosed in an envelope sometimes for years is able to grow like this zucchini in … 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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Top 10 Books of the Last Twelve Months

Summertime is great for reading. I’d like to share with you and recommend 10 books I have read over the past twelve months. I’d be glad to hear from you : what nuggets  have you discovered lately ? This book … Continue reading

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