We’re a wonderful social animal with a twist compared to our primate cousins: we love to form bigger and bigger groups. For the past 2 millions years we grew from tribes using stones and branches, to cities with thousands of people and later even empires of millions thanks to writen laws and now with computers and code at our disposal it’s fairly obvious we’re about to build new types of governance; Size wise we’ve passed the billion mark for the largest groups (countries) and they all have in common to be a form of democracy.
Athe end of 2019 I had the chance to participate to Unleash as a “ mentor”. Unleash is an amazing program gathering hundreds of social entrepreneurs building social startups in a week, to address the Sustainable Development Goals.
At this event something became clear, the tools used to support for profit or even mixed non/for profit startups makes absolutely no sense when dealing with real impact. For example one day health is building hospital in rural Uganda. They treated 20,000 people, and are significantly reducing the cost needed to build hospital and train its staff, once hospitals are launched they…
While solid, the foundations of our democracies were conceived 200 years ago with smaller nations in mind (2.5M people living in 1776 in the US Colonies / 9M voters in France in 1848 / 21.4M voters in 1914 in England)
It is obvious that 200 years later with 9 billion people on the horizon we need to think on how to upgrade this operating system.
Gilles Mentré and the electis.io team of which i’m a founding member (and you can too) have been conducting interviews in the past couple of months with students, formal government officials and people who developed…
2033, it’s 11pm Joan is walking in the streets of a modern metropole , she’s on her way to a late concert. Putting her mobile AR glasses on she easily finds her way while reading about history her favorite subjects; especially since the recent debates and tensions rising.
She loves using her new AR galsses even though she still have her old phone. …
Sorry to my dear business school teachers, but let’s be frank, to most people Economy is as boring as the people who talk about it and so are politicians, wall street traders, and large corporations. On the other side of the spectrum startups and younger ventures are the future and nothing matters more than meaningful social impact. To visualize this, I have (poorly) sketched a spectrum of what modern workers / millennial perceive (funny enough it’s the opposite of the 80s, c.f cycle graph after)
This simplistic perception is what most of us have in mind and is, of course…
Disclaimer, I’m not a lawyer nor a tax expert, so if you have better ideas and feedback please share it with the community, so we can all build more high growth corporations and help foster better economy. The@ PRMA (puerto rico mojito arrangement) is an open source model feel free to share it and improve it! This is all hypothetical.
Milton Friedman argued that taxation beyond 10% of GDP during peace time is a sign of poor state management and we should be free to run away from that (After all the great empire of Britain at its peak and…
Have you ever thought about what it would feel like to be part of the founding team of a high growth venture like Facebook or Starbucks? Now, imagine building something so big, then ‘exiting’ by giving it away to its community without asking for anything in exchange. Well, this is what Marc Nager just did today. It is an important story to know and share, as it should inspire CEOs and Founders of great organizations around the world to build the only thing that really matters: IMPACT.
I gave a talk this week to Corporate leaders during the NRF in NYC. Addressing a hot subject for the corporate world: How to go beyond innovation departments and build efficient startups? I introduced a new framework to help corporations think their startup strategy: Pushing vs Pulling Startups.
As I’m flying back to France a couple of days after the terrible attacks that killed so many innocents in Paris and Beirut, I can’t stop thinking on how much education and business is the source of peace. Iran has been officially an enemy of occident since the revolution of 1979 but this recently changed for the best and, as a result Persia is once again opening its door to the world.
If you don’t have time to read; my advice to you is simple : Go, visit and meet the Startup community in Iran, you will not regret it!
I’m an admirer, and I guess preacher of what individual freedom and entrepreneurship can accomplish. Part of my work is to study some academic and semi-academic papers and books, but at the end of the day social science and economics still have an apparent lack of predictivity through modelling.
The hard thing about being a leader is to make the right decision or at least to avoid the wrong ones, how do you do that when you don’t know for sure if you are rational or irrational?
Cogito Ergo sum social and capital entrepreneurship