[EN] The nine worthies are a 14th century list of nine special warriors and heroes (three for three period of History). Who would you choose for a 9 worthies innovators list?[FR] Les 9 preux sont une liste datant du XIVème siècle et qui reprend neuf héros guerriers particulièrement valeureux, trois dans trois périodes de l’Histoire. Quels seraient pour vous les neuf preux de l’innovation?
In 2009, Seth Godin in an alternative MBA program proposed a list if 999 ideas for free to demonstrate the ideas had no value by themselves. In fact, only the way you perform the business can reveal if they are good or bad.
If you walk in various companies as I do, you likely noticed there is something in the air in the ones involved in practical innovation. This little something others don’t have is difficult to define, but is likely related to something light and walking. In a word, they are full of project-driven people. I was wondering if we could quantify this and I remembered about the Carl Jung’s work. In fact, he didn’t really invent this quantification because we can find many clues about it in ancient Greece texts, or in Indian’s Mahabharata, but he really clarified it.
We are living in interesting times. I visited several places where start-ups and big companies are in the same location, in the same building. Big companies pay a lot as start-ups pay a low rent. These places are called fablabs, business incubators, coworking spaces… Mentor big companies are, of course, only driven by the sense[…]