Startup Index Quest | 2

After reading this long article in the New Yorker about San Francisco, I found it impossible to avoid the conclusion that the way people work and live over there could just be the perfect exemplification of Innovation Intelligence. Innovation Intelligence is what happens in a place where founders build what they really need. The reason I discovered that article in the first place is that I was researching Naval Ravikant. Within the startup world, Naval Ravikant is a hero. He qualifies. People look to him for advice and learning. He has founded several startups, but here I’ll just focus on one. Naval Ravikant has turned the utopian essence of the San Francisco innovation ecosystem into a business. And the basis of this business

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Interview with Hervé Arribart, Fellow at Presans

Hervé Arribart is taking over the management of Presans Fellows, previously in the capable hands of Jacques Schmitt. Hervé’s career evolution is emblematic of the meta-expert type that lies at the core of the Presans model of expertise engagement. He took the time to answer a couple of our questions. Tell us about yourself and how you ended it up being recruited by Presans. Back when I was a student at the École Polytechnique, I had no precise idea of what I wanted to do. I started my career as a scientific researcher mainly at the instigation of my teachers, for whom I had and still have a lot of respect. They opened up my access to this world. But

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Three Factors Driving the Uberization of Talents

[This article was originally published in the French edition of the Harvard Business Review] The third industrial revolution: optimization of resources The economist Adam Smith identified three key factors for economic growth: labor, capital, and resources. While the first and second Industrial Revolutions were mostly concerned with optimizing labor productivity and capital allocation, the third Industrial Revolution is expected to focus on optimizing resources. An incredible number of new services are trying to address such inefficiencies in various domains. Apple, and then Spotify changed the way people listen to music. Amazon.com changed the way people buy books and many other products. Airbnb changed the way people rent accommodations when traveling. This list could go on and on. The bottom line

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