EMBA Masterclass: Stefan Lindegaard

Last December, Stefan Lindegaard was back in Paris to run a Masterclass hosted by the EMBA of the Telecom Ecole de Management. The topic: Are you ready to transform, or die? Stefan performed a stylistic combination of smoothness and take-no-prisoners questioning, always striving to awaken the will to disrupt that slumbers within the audience. What was his main message? “Become competitively unpredictable!” Today’s competitors are known, but tomorrow’s competitors and ecosystem partners are unknown. What advantage does becoming competitively unpredictable bring? Stefan views making their organization capable of working with unknown elements as one of the top priorities of today’s executives. Many have been aware for a long time of the importance of becoming adaptive, fluid and transformative, and this imperative remains

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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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Looking Back: 2015 for Presans

Let’s face it, on a collective level, 2015 mainly brought us a lot of pain. Remembering that is part of what keeps us afloat in the storm. Switching to the individual level, the tone varies. Looking back, we at Presans can see that 2015 brought quite a few changes for the better. Things really kicked off for us in March, which is when we moved into our new office at Remix Coworking. The migration from the remote plateau of Saclay to the entrepreneurial hipness of the Tenth arrondissement went down rather well with the team. The options for food expanded considerably. A whole new potential to host events also opened up. Very handy, for instance, if you have a new

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Mindset Eats Culture: Presans Hosts Talk by Stefan Lindegaard

Global innovation guru, facilitator and pattern catcher Stefan Lindegaard was in Paris last week. He’s already left of course and might be reading this from Brazil right now. But he came to Paris and seized upon this opportunity to deliver a talk hosted by Presans at one of the fairly new Remix workspaces, set right in the heart of the burgeoning and vibrant Parisian startup enclave also known as the 10th arrondissement. Around 40 intrigued people came to attend this event organized on relatively short notice.  To describe Stefan Lindegaard’s intervention as a talk does not do justice to his lively and crisp style of exchange facilitation. Before, during and after the talk, Stefan brought out the participative side of

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A Guide to Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing

We are pleased to announce the release of the book on Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing that we have co-authored. The new book, called A Guide to Open Innovation & Crowdsourcing, edited by Paul Sloane was launched this week. Paul Sloane manage to pull together contributions from the most active players in the field of Open Innovation worldwide. Most of the contributions are really insightful and I really recommend the reading of the book. Contributors include Henry Chesbrough, Stefan Lindegaard and Andrew Gaule to name but three. If you do buy a copy, thank you and do let us know what you think. (please note that we have participated to the writing for free and that we are not earning a single

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