• Sponsoring and Disrupting: How to Achieve Breakthrough Innovation

    By on 4 April 2018

    Innovating is hard, but forming a dream-team doesn’t have to be. Through disruptive innovation, new technologies emerge that penetrate the market from below and rapidly overtake established businesses. Online innovation challenges help companies develop disruptive innovation, or sponsor startups that do so. Let’s take a look at the why and the how:   The Ugly Truth About Established Models  

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  • Employer Branding: How To Attract The Best Talent?

    By on 20 February 2018

    War for talent is going on. While talent is scarcer than ever, companies ask themselves how to improve their employer brand so that they can recruit top-notch candidates. I often found myself asking the following: why particular companies score talented employees when others of them struggle to get the right fits.   Now that I work for a company I am

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  • Why Big Companies That Act Like Startups Make Tremendous Profit?

    By on 9 January 2018

    First thing first: take a look at the Fortune 500 companies in 1955 v. 2017: only 60 firms (12%) that made the list in 1955 are still on the list in 2017. 88% of the companies have either merged (or were acquired by) another organization, gone bankrupt, or still exist but have fallen from the top Fortune 500 companies.  

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  • Going Digital: How Can My Company Do It Right Now?

    By on 18 December 2017

    “Digital transformation is expected to deliver both operational and financial results within 18 months on average” says Fujitsu’s digital transformation PACT. The biggest drivers of this transformation are the customers by 58%.   How can my company start going digital today? Tough one. If 85% of companies are putting a digital strategy together, only 26% allocate a specific budget to

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  • Recruitment: How To Get The Most Out Of A Business Game?

    By on 4 December 2017

    Business games, open innovation challenges, hackathons… How do the most successful companies hire talented people by sourcing innovation? How do you spot the one in a million candidate? Here is the recipe for a fruitful challenge.   AIM FOR MILLENNIALS, HIRE THE DIGITAL NATIVES   I am a bit tired of hearing “We really should start thinking more about millennials

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  • 10 startup habits that every major group should adopt

    By on 18 July 2017

    Not all startups are alike. And they don’t all operate in the same way. But nonetheless, there are a number of common denominators that most of them share. We ought to know here at Agorize. After all, we’re a startup ourselves, and we work with big companies, helping them to collaborate with other startup businesses. You have to admit that

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  • Civic Tech – using open innovation to combat citizens’ political disengagement

    By on 9 May 2017

    The French presidential elections are looming. The debate is raging on and dividing opinion, but there’s one thing everyone agrees on – French citizens are becoming less and less engaged in the country’s political life. A glance at the record abstention rates observed in recent years at local and national elections shows this only too clearly. Not to mention the

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  • 5 Steps to Convert Your Employees to Digital Transformation

    By on 14 March 2017

    Digital transformation produces all sorts of reactions – fear, scepticism, enthusiasm and optimism. It isn’t surprising that opinion within companies is so polarized! But whatever your opinion of it, the digital revolution is in full swing and shows no signs of slowing down. So how can you convince your employees of the benefits a technology project brings? Businesses and their

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