A couple of years ago, I blogged about the new visual identity of my then business school, ESSCA. Time has passed, I have moved on, here’s a post about my current institution’s visual identity change. On January 12th, the Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne has indeed “changed” its visual identity (actually “updated” or “harmonized,” – we are far away from the MIT Media Lab for instance), unveiling a new visual identity designed by the designer Gérard Caron. The new logo is now organized around two strong visual elements that constitute the institution’s heritage: the front of the Pantheon and the dome of the Sorbonne chapel. Continue reading →
I recently blogged about the construct of cultural tightness, and about the paper that we wrote about cultural tightness and creativity on a global scale, which got accepted in ASQ.
The article, now called “The Impact of Culture on Creativity, How Cultural Tightness and Cultural Distance Affect Global Innovation Crowdsourcing Work,” is now online, published before print publication probably mid-2015. Here are 10 quotes from the article. Continue reading →
In October, which I spent in Singapore for work, I read and watched a couple of interesting things (note that I changed this series from “My Favorite Readings…” to “My Favorites …” because I’ll feature more images, videos and interactive sites rather than just articles from now on).
One of the articles is a great Foreign Policy article about Singapore’s electronic surveillance policy, explaining how the government is watching Big Data to “protect national security [and] engineer a more harmonious society.”
Other topics include articles about the specificities of the academic job market, a start-up innovation program launched by Coca-Cola, a documentary about the creative brief, a cool creative filmmaking project launched in 3 world cities (including Paris), Google’s latest investment and more.
Aujourd’hui, à la conférence TIC – Information et Stratégie de Nïmes, nous présentons notre papier “Travail ou pas? L’autonomie des participants au crowdsourcing et ses implications,” co-écrit avec le Professeur Jean-François Lemoine de l’Université Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne et l’ESSCA Ecole de Management, et Eric Favreau, juriste chez eYeka. En voici un résumé sur le Journal Du Net, et surtout une riche discussion (en dessous). Continue reading →
Here are my favorite couple of articles and links of the month of September. The first one is not an article but a whole website, curated by a woman whose mother-in-law participated in advertising contests in the 40’s and 50’s, where she shares all the memorabilia of this creative contest activity. A great website to look at, especially if you are interested, like me, in creative contests.
The other links are related to the link between culture and innovation, culture and creativity, crowdsourcing for advertising and academia – fairly classical topics if you are among the followers of this blog. I hope you enjoy this selection of reads.
This article is a translation of an article I read in the German magazine Handelsblatt Karriere recently (issue nb 4, year 2014), called “Titel-Helden” (Title Heroes) written by Eva-Maria Hommel. The article addresses the interesting question of working on a PhD early in a corporate career, and I felt it was interesting enough to be shared with an English-speaking audience, beyond the relatively small number of people who speak German in this world. I believe it is an insightful article that shows the German specificity of valuing the PhD beyond academia, which is the case in France or the US, and bridging the gap between both worlds. Note that the translation is an exact translation, which I tried to make as easy to read as possible, just removing a very few passages. Illustrations, links, emphases or bold passages have been added by myself. Continue reading →
This month marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris. The photo on the left is one of many others that the blog Golem 13 has published on June this year, morphing old photographs into the exact same photo – 70 years later. A great project.
This month, I’ve read many interesting things about innovation, academic education, creative inspiration, object conservation or patriotic dedication. The very last tweet wraps up the post nicely with another Paris-themed illustration, an animated one. Continue reading →