This Issue: The Entrepreneur Generation

Disruption can take many shapes, but it never just happens on its own. The rules of the game don’t rewrite themselves. There will always be leaders, drivers, entrepreneurs who make change happen. And the motivations to become an entrepreneur have perhaps never been stronger than in the current generation. Discover how we inject the entrepreneur mindset into large organizations.

Take care and see you in two months (I’ll be kayaking the Croatian waves in August, so no Wave of the Month).

Albert, Entrepreneur & Enchanteur @ Presans
Wave of the Month
The Entrepreneur Generation

The typical entrepreneur has changed in thirty years. At first, businesses were started by people with something to prove to society. It wasn’t the standard path. Fast-forward to now, and you’ll notice things have changed: entrepreneurship has never been more sexy, even though the reasons behind this shift can be scary.


Impact: Emmanuel Faber’s Exhortation to Find Your Little Brother!

There is a lot of talk about values in our society, not all of it authentic. Watch this video to find out how a man can reconcile his corporate mission at the helm of a large corporation with his sense of social justice: the solution he proposes lies in the bond of service.

Elementary Particles: interview with Emmanuelle Duez
If someone captures the spirit of the entrepreneurial generation, it has to be her. Find out why in this substantial interview. In particular, discover how organisations evolve from pyramid-shaped structures to networks.

From the Palais de Tokyo : Marguerite Humeau

It seems like the day-to-day operations of Presans look pretty much exactly the same as those of this highly disruptive contemporary artist. Well, at least in parts. We certainly place less emphasis on ‘art’, and more focus on the ‘state of the art’. But the similarities are intriguing.

Arthur D Little & Presans Join Forces to Launch Breakthrough Factory

The collaboration between open industrial innovation startup Presans and management and strategy consulting firm Arthur D. Little aims to make breakthrough innovation systematic and effective. In order to achieve high success rates, breakthrough innovation needs to set the technological focus of innovators on sustainable differentiation, short deadlines, and under control budgets.

Program Preview:
  • Magician Rémi Larrousse and enchanteur Albert Meige are teaming up to deliver innovation magic seminars. Hit us up if you feel the need to be enchanted.
  • September 22: Didier Roux will be giving an EMBA Masterclass on the impact of digital in the construction industry.
  • October 7: Presans Annual Raout – get ready to be surprised. #raout
  • November 21-25: Crowdsourcing Week, in Brussel. Albert will be there.
  • NEXT ISSUE: New episode in our ‘Heroes of Disruption’ series.
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