Categories Innovation readers

Evolving to a growth mindset


Javier Cedillo Espin - Evolving to a Growth Mindset

What books have played the most in one’s life and career? What idea stuck with the reader? How have the readings change his or her understanding of our place in the world and the meaning of our own existence? And have these readings help them acquire skills and innovation? Having touched upon this with digital transformation expert Gérard de Bourbon and indian-born serial entrepreneur Ambuj…

Categories Digital Transformation

Evolving from CTO role to a CEO one


Evolving from CTO to CEO - readings of a technical cofounder

How do our readings affect our careers? What role does business, sales, innovation, and entrepreneurial books play in shaping our career and personal growth? Can reading help one evolve from a CTO role to a CEO one? Founder of process automation started that Zappy.ai and winner of many innovation awards, Ambuj Agrawal, and myself, address these questions in a recent conversation. Introducing Ambuj Agrawal,…

Categories money

Roll is building the world’s first social money


Digital currency and social money

We’re all familiar with dollars, euros, and pounds. And yet, user-generated content represents a new form of economy from which one could build a digital currency, also known as a “social money”. Social money is pricing an individual’s value based on his/her choices as such, as opposed to traditional money pricing products or services. You find the idea strange and perhaps difficult to understand?…

Categories Financing Innovation

Revenue generation simulation


Business Model Simulation in Real Estate

How could investors reduce risks and ensure profitability? How could they get a clear understanding of future revenue? In what way could real estate investors benefit from a revenue generation simulation solution? Founder of Airbtics, Jae Seok An and myself addressed some of these questions in a recent conversation. Introducing Jae Seok An, Founder of Airbtics, a revenue generation simulation solution Brought up in South Korea,…

Digital transformation needs a vision

How to successfully conduct digital transformation projects in large organizations? Why is it that over two thirds of digital transformation projects fail? Expert in digital transformation leadership with board member experience and CEO know-how, Gérard de Bourbon, and myself addressed these questions recently. Introducing Gérard de Bourbon Sitting on multiple boards of innovative organizations, Gérard de Bourbon has gained experience in conducting digital transformation projects as well…

Jeffrey Bussgang - Venture Capitalist - building meaningful business relationship to generate handsome returns

In previous post, showed that Fabrice Grinda is generating handsome returns for several reasons : wise time allocation going for a high potential business model efficient risk mitigation unit economics Today, I’m going to look at a few other principles. Sixth principle to securing handsome returns : Fabrice is assessing a team’s relevance based on 2 distinct abilities 1/ Do we like the team?…

Categories Artificial Intelligence, Start-ups

Process automation leads to productivity gains


Process automation leads to productivity gains

How to improve on current operations in established companies? How to bring greater efficiency in production chains that have been along for many years? What role do novel technologies such as artificial intelligence play in process automation and productivity gains? CEO and founder of Zappy.ai, Ambuj Agrawal, and myself addressed this and more in a recent conversation. Introducing Ambug Agrawal, a startup founder and…

Categories Digital Transformation

Innovations in the Hospitality industry


Javier Cedillo Espin - Innovations in the hospitality industry

How has the hospitality industry involved in the last few years? In what way has digital innovation improved the customer experience while redefining the nature of competitive advantage? And does any of this change the way we work and live? If so, how? I talk about this, and more, with Javier Cedillo Espin, who’s gained much experience working with hospitality world leader Accor and operating…

In a previous post, I discussed how the world’s top seed-investor, the Franco-American Fabrice Grinda is generating superior returns in seed investment. I discussed 2 of his 8 principles, including wise time allocation and going for startups operating on platform-based business model. Today, I talk about several other principles related to platforms and funding positioning. Third principle on generating superior returns in seed investment…

Top Venture Capitalist

In a previous post, I discussed how Venture Capital creates value. The Venture Capital business consists in investing in money-losing companies offering superior growth rates and the prospect of 100x returns in 5 to 7 years. But, in truth, many VCs don’t return the capital to their Limited Partners, as Private Equity and advisor to the Kauffman Institute, Diane Mulcahy has shown in an…