Marguerite Humeau @ Palais de Tokyo – Exploring Science & Art

Marguerite Humeau is a “disruptive” artist (Stanislas de Bentzmann, Devoteam Group CEO and patron of this exhibit) whose latest work is an exploration of the origin of our humanity (Palais de Tokyo exhibition). Based on the Jared Diamond inspired idea that consciousness comes with language, and that language was made possible by a chance gene mutation, she imagined what a similar mutation might have produced in the case of a different species. She decided to focus on Elephants, who are, as things stand, already considered to to have a high degree of intelligence and memory. Some of the sculptures represent a primordial act of mourning and agony, accompanied by a soundtrack synthesizing the proto-language and chanting of the conscious elephants. Various

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Emmanuel Faber: Find Your Little Brother!

On the 24th of June, Emmanuel Faber, CEO of Danone imparted something to his Commencement Ceremony audience at HEC that may not have been what had been expected : the idea that meaning and purpose don’t come from status, money and power, and that tomorrow’s leaders will find meaning only in service. Faber seems to distrust the intellect, too easily plied by our passions. It is the intellect that comes up with the idea that an invisible hand guides the market towards a social optimum. His exhortation deliberately speaks from his personal experience of brotherhood. Whether you agree or disagree with his message, the fact remains that eloquence that comes from the heart can possess great strength.

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Arthur D Little & Presans Join Forces to Launch Breakthrough Factory

Paris, 16 June 2016: The collaboration between open industrial innovation startup Presans and management and strategy consulting firm Arthur D. Little aims to make breakthrough innovation systematic and effective. In order to achieve high success rates, breakthrough innovation needs to set the technological focus of innovators on sustainable differentiation, short deadlines, and under control budgets. Why disruptive innovation? In a study conducted in 2014, Arthur D. Little found that companies want to increase the contribution of breakthrough innovation in their income (+50% over 5 years), but that a majority of them (87% ) declare themselves unsatisfied with their capabilities in this area (low success rate, uncontrolled costs and delays, lack of access to skills, attention sink …) An original approach? Arthur D. Little

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