Innovating in spite of ourselves?[Essay] by Pierre Lacaze

2011-01-31

Pierre Lacaze graduated from HEC Paris (Alternative Management) in 2010.

Some inventions, like writing or cell phones have had successful destinies, while sometimes other ideas are born one day and perish not long after for lack of a sufficient audience. How is this selection made? What part does the originator of a new idea play in its posterity? Are there any means of conveying ‘faith' in a new idea so as to make it appealing and provide it with a future? Authors of ideas or innovations and new products tend to look for the key to their success, and they perhaps have the feeling that they hold the fate of their products in their own hands. Yet, do they really have any hold over them? Could innovations have a destiny in spite of us?

Quote article  Pierre Lacaze, « Innovating in spite of ourselves? », 31 january 2011, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Essay]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/159.sls

In the same section

What's the economic impact of the sustainable development policy implemented in Loos en Gohelle?

[Essay]

[Essay] : Victor Cabanes, Hélène Doutriaux, Anne Hurand

This research paper presents the collected results from an inquiry led in the city of Loos en Gohelle, Northern France, in which some 7 000 people live. An ambitious sustainable development policy has been implemented there. Keen to innovate, the city has already shown great advance in this area....

>>Read more

The Army and the social and professional insertion of young people

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Maëlle Bouquet

This essay focuses on the contribution of the French Army to the social and professional insertion of young people. Although it is not its primary function, the Army nevertheless recruits and trains young people who would otherwise have trouble finding jobs and inserts others via special...

>>Read more

A life made of values and projects - by Luc Gruson

[Proceedings]

[Proceedings] : Luc Gruson

Mr Gruson is the director of an unconventional institution, which plays a peculiar role in the French cultural landscape. From studying at HEC to managing the CNHI, his professional career was built on various projects and opportunities through which he has always questioned his relationship with...

>>Read more

La Ruche qui dit oui !

[Scenario]

[Scenario] : François Bottollier-Depois

This review describes “La Ruche qui dit oui!”, which is an internet platform designed to connect consumers and producers (mainly organic producers). This service promotes locally growned food and contributes in the creation of sociability.

>>Read more

Now's the time! 3 years to save The World - by Jean-Marc Jancovici et Alain Grandjean

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Maëlle Bouquet

We can not continue on our current rate of growth that leads us to an imminent energy and climate crisis coupled with an economic crisis. The authors, after criticizing the current political and economic system, offer a range of measures to break the deadlock.

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Essay

Ecological Footprint and sustainable... Over the past few years, a responsible... by Claire Nativel
Community currency for local economy :... Local economy through ruralisation... by Christophe Place
Center for the promotion of ecological... How to conciliate private housing in... by Camille Portejoie
The development: a radical criticism of... Who and what does the development refer... by Pablo Nomanza
Bimini Place: Los Angeles Eco-Village The objective of this review is to... by Guillaume Dutertre
Waste management in France, current... At a moment where prices of raw... by Nathalie Rusé
Is car-sharing the next way to drive in... The concept of car-sharing has been... by Rudy Guénaire
Meaning in work: in what sense does a... This document is the synthesis of an... by Yann Auger, Sarah de Barthès, Yann Devaux, Vaïté Leprince-Ringuet
Wikipédia : individual contribution... Wikipédia is one of those huge... by Guillaume Tellez
From theory to reality: how liberalism... Noticing that men are unable to agree... by Yann Auger