Ideas eat the status quo for breakfast

Everything that is or ever was made by a human started with an idea. All things considered, everything in our lives is human-made and can be traced back to someone who dared to ask “What if?” and came up with an idea. The shoes we wear. The apps we’re hooked on. The homes we live […]

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A RECIPE FOR THE HOLIDAYS: STUFF YOUR SKULL. What, why and how I read.

My C2 Montreal colleagues asked me to share my recent reading list to provide our community with something to stuff their brains with for the holidays. And it just so happens that I have indeed been reading recently. A lot. Little did they know when they got me started on this subject that I would […]

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TALK – “The Next 3B” by Rangu Salgame

Obsessed with our Facebook and celebrity Twitter feeds, we sometimes lose sight that smartphones have the power to change lives. As prices plummet and networks spread, 3 billion more people will connect to the internet by phone in the next 10 years, most from developing countries and living close to, or at, the poverty level. […]

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The Many – An essay

C2 Montréal’s theme for 2016 centers on how the few became the many. We came upon this theme after rounds of lengthy – and sometimes painful – internal discussions. This is not always our process; last year, the right word to describe our overall direction came easily, as if whispered by the wind. Not this time. This […]

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The Many – 2016 Theme

At C2 Montréal 2016, we will explore how influence is shifting away from the corporate few and into the countless hands of savvy consumers, nimble entrepreneurs, and those bold organizations who dare to collaborate, even with their competitors. The strategies that grew yesterday’s giants are now recipes for their own obsolescence; tomorrow’s success stories will […]

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ANDRE AGASSI’S WEARABLE QUOTABLES

After ruling the tennis court for years, Andre Agassi is now schooling the education sector by creating whole new answers to the problem of America’s underfunded, overburdened schools. At his talk, he spouted inspirational quotes like they were going out of style – which they’re so not. Wouldn’t you sport one of these buttons?   […]

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C2 Montréal minutes

That DHL-hacks-UPS story you’ve been telling everyone about? Now you can back it up by sharing the page on David Shing’s talk. Or sharing the direct link to the source of the story – it’ll be our little secret. This 136-page document is not a straightforward summary of content. It is our editorial team’s curated take on […]

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Step into your discovery zone

Entrepreneur, international speaker and all around expert on creativity Lotfi EL-Ghandouri of Creative Society and The Hub Madrid, knows a thing or two about networking. In the past 4 years, he’s connected with over 53,000 people within more than 110 co-creative spaces in 28 countries. How important is it to get out of you comfort […]

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C2 Montréal unveils additional programming

C2 Montréal Unveils Additional Programming 
New speakers include leaders from Facebook, GE, Deloitte, as well as innovators from the solar and wind power sectors Montréal, February 3rd, 2015 – C2 Montréal is pleased to announce that additional business and creative leaders, including Facebook’s Carolyn Everson will be joining Kevin Spacey, Andre Agassi, Phyllis Lambert and other […]

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Brainstorming is work

Some advice from Hélène Godin, Creative Director and partner at Sid Lee, to make your brainstorming sessions work for you! What mindset must we put ourselves in before brainstorming? I like to work in two phases. First, I go through what I call my “sponge” phase. I try to be as well-informed as possible on […]

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