Intangible assets include many different aspects: brands, intellectual property, patents, know-how, and copyrights, among others like customers relationships, organization processes, information system, partners, etc. Companies have numerous intangible assets, and most of the time much more than they believe, according to Pierre.
Let’s paint a picture of how large players in telecommunications used to make their money 20 years ago. Large Telecommunications companies like France Telecom, Telecom Italia, Vodafone, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom among others, would secure their revenue based on a fee for a communication, according to Gilles.
How has TV changed in the last 20 years? What role is internet playing in the way we consume TV? These are some of the questions that I touched upon during my discussion with Claude-Yves Robin, the former managing director of France 2 and France 5, two major TV channels in France.
Innovation is sometimes viewed as a growth driver and yet recent business history is littered with failed innovation companies. A few days ago, Alain and I sat down and talked about failed innovation companies in the last decade.
Innovation is often considered to be an opportunity for incremental growth, which would add to the existing business base. However, a few days ago, I met with Alain and we talked about Vivendi, a leading French company. Alain said that the will to innovate whatever the cost quite killed Vivendi in the early 2000.
« How to bring digital innovation to university life ? » This is a question that has been on Gilles’ mind for the last several years. Today, universities are eager to improve their services to students, researchers, faculty, staff, businesses, as well as their neighbors. And, he selected several areas where there’s much to gain.
The last 25 years have seen momentous technological progress: the PC, the Internet, Smartphones, Tablets… This has transformed the way companies do business, the way managers work, the way consumers go about their daily lives. And, McKinsey expects that, by 2025, technological disruptions may create up to $40 trillion in new growth. One would expect that technological progress would be celebrated. This has indeed…
Recently, Nestor Gismondi and I talked about how to improve process productivity by 25% by introducing innovation into corporate processes. Today, Nestor shows how to further improve processes.
Companies according to Clayton Christensen, go through different maturity stages. The value of a company migrates as it goes through different stages.
How will the rise of E-education affect the way we manage our careers? Below is the conversation I had with Rémi Bollack, an expert in E-education.