Robots, data, and experiences: A glimpse Into the future of computing

    Steve Brown offers a glimpse into some of the disruptive technology capabilities we should expect in the coming decade, explore some potential business opportunities these may present, and seeds initial discussion on the cultural implications that the accelerating pace of technological change poses for us all. “Do you want to know why I […]

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An innovative solution to one of the world’s most challenging problems

She may live Down Under, but Hollie Baigent is currently sitting pretty on top of a world that she’s determined to help. As the 23-year-old industrial design graduate puts it, “I feel like I’ve had a bite of candy apple and now nothing really adds up to it. I want more.” Baigent is now back […]

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How smart is your company when it comes to intelligence?

While we all are outraged by the recent revelations about how much intelligence has been easily gathered about countries and heads of state, how many executives have given an honest thought about all the data that can be obtained through open intelligence? Online, free competitive information has never been so close to your competitors’ fingertips. Let […]

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Lionel Raynaud

Entrepreneurial insight from Lionel Raynaud, VP of Creation at Ubisoft Montreal, a Partner of C2MTL. First thing in the morning, I consult my agenda. Then I change my plans ☺. I focus on activities that will make me happy and really create value. I always carry business cards from stores, restaurants or businesses which have a […]

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Make some of your own

« Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All » (2013) by IDEO founder and Stanford d.school creator David Kelley and his brother and IDEO partner Tom Kelley. Book review by Francis Gosselin The brothers Kelley are famous the world over. In the fields of innovation, creativity and design, their contributions, both in products, services, as […]

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“Social business is a cause-driven business”

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel Peace Prize to Prof. Muhammad Yunus in 2006 for an idea that at first glance sounds deceptively simple. To create the Grameen Bank, the world’s first bank for the poor, he says he just looked at how conventional banks work and did the opposite. Instead of basing loans on one’s […]

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What makes a city fertile ground for creativity?

“Creativity like moss…lives in the cracks, the cracks that are made of liberty, doubt [and] anxiety. Creativity is also rooted in a city’s generosity, if you can generalize generosity in terms of a city. But you can imagine that a municipality works to develop generosity. Not necessarily in terms of actual giving but by encouraging […]

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Turn your business into a force for good

To say that Sir Richard Branson keeps busy is a major understatement. Famous for his multi-billion dollar business achievements in the fields of music, aviation, mobile technology and more, he also spearheads a dizzying array of social initiatives. These include The Elders, a group including Nelson Mandela, Jimmy Carter and Desmond Tutu that intervenes in […]

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Where do ideas come from?

“Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” – Atari Inc. founder, engineer, entrepreneur and Video Game Hall of Fame inductee, Nolan Bushnell We are all, potentially, great generators of ideas. Just as we […]

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“Good design is good business”

Thomas John Watson Jr. set out to put his stamp on IBM – through the use of modern design – after taking over Watson Sr. as IBM’s chief executive in 1952. He delivered on his intent and went on to hire Eliot Noyes in 1956, revered architect and former curator of industrial design at New York’s MoMA […]

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