The Game-Changer Mindset

A company’s corporate culture prescribes to its members what to believe, what to prefer, what to do and how to do it. Such a set of prescriptions is based on the example of leaders, on the traditions of the past, and on bureaucratic rules. It follows that changing a corporate culture is a complex undertaking fraught with perils. In addition, given that successful firms tend to evolve a culture that is adapted to their industry, changing that culture should not be attempted on frivolous grounds. On the other hand, companies stand in front of massive waves of disruption that threaten to wipe out their established positions. Their long-term dominance or survival hinges upon their ability to go beyond incremental innovation,

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The Parrot Drone Story: Visionary Entrepreneur Meets Garage-Based Genius

In just a few decades, advanced knowledge has become a commodity. For innovative companies it is safer, cheaper and most importantly much faster to assemble external bricks (knowledge, technologies or talents) to put superior products on the market. Beyond the hype, Open Innovation is a reality. In this article we tell the story of how Parrot, French leader in handfree car kits became leader on the market of drones in just a few years. This article is derived from one of the numerous case studies published in the book : Innovation Intelligence. The case studies are based on interviews, among others with Parrot CEO and Founder Henri Seydoux. It must fly! Our Wi-Fi remote-control car must fly! Henri Seydoux had his epiphany as he walked along the

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Presans @ X Open Innovation | flight data

XOI is a Polytechnique alumni think tank focused on open innovation in all its hues and shapes, founded by Tru Dô-Khac, and currently presided by Céline Conrardy. A dozen-strong section of its members participated this week in a meeting located in the halls of the old École Polytechnique, to discuss the lastest book co-written by Albert Meige and Jacques Schmitt: Innovation Intelligence. After the presentations, Albert Meige launched into the Parrot-built AR.Drone case, the story of how the leading company in hands-free headsets catapulted itself to the forefront of the leisure drones industry, with plans to expand into new drone-positive areas. A seminal case of pwnage that on a meta-level operates itself as a recon drone, scouting out the new

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Panel Discussion on Innovation Intelligence @ Mardis de l’Innovation

Marc Giget strikes again. The innovation thinker who pens forewords is also the focal point around which the French innovation community gathers. Over 200 people attended this week’s edition of his seminar. Topic of the session : Open Innovation — perspectives after ten years of practice in a digital world. Presans coordinated the session. This isn’t Albert Meige’s first gig here. This time he came to present the main trends from the book he just finished co-writing with Jacques Schmitt. His talk was interspersed with subliminal encouragements to acquire it. The vision of the future he described is shaped by the twin waves of digitalization and commoditization. This rapidly approaching scenario would also see players of various sizes converge towards similar strategies. On the level of intermediaries and service providers, time hasn’t decisively answered the question

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Innovation Intelligence: Commoditization. Digitalization. Acceleration. Major Pressure on Innovation Drivers.

In our book Innovation Intelligence, we give an overview of recent, disruptive trends that induce changes in the way large corporations deal with open innovation. The book was written after approximately 40 interviews with the Chief Technology Officers and Chief Innovation Officers of large international companies such as Airbus Group, Danone, TOTAL, and Faurecia, among others. We are very pleased to have two prestigious preface authors: Marc Giget, President, European Institute for Creative Strategies and Innovation Jean-François Minster, Senior Vice President Scientific Development, Total The book is 318 page long and is composed of 7 chapters (in addition of the introduction and of the conclusion): Chapter 1: The Internet of Skills & Knowledge Chapter 2: The Parrot AR.Drone Case Chapter 3:

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Conference Exceptionnelle de Marc Giget au Raout Annuel de Presans

La troisième édition du Raout Presans s’est tenue le weekend passé (6-7 septembre 2014) en un lieu surprenant : le Théâtre des Minuits. On soupçonne que le choix du lieu n’est pas sans rapport avec le fait que trois des Fellows Presans sur les quatre participant à l’événement soient par ailleurs des hommes de théâtre. Le raout a réuni la majorité des collaborateurs de Presans, ainsi qu’une quinzaine de personnalités de l’innovation provenant d’entreprises telles que MBDA, Thalès, DCNS, L’Oréal, LVMH, Parrot etc., venus à la conférence de notre invité d’honneur : Marc Giget. Première partie de la journée de samedi, Albert ouvre la séance par un retour sur le développement de l’entreprise depuis son lancement fin 2008, et par

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