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The choices we make and the initiatives we launch determine the choices we'll have before us in the future. Many have described this phenomenon as "path dependency".

In taking a step back, we should never forget the trajectory we're on, and the blinkers that limit our view of why we want to do what we say we want to do.
In many situations, leaders move forward with blinkers on. They follow the path. Why, they do not know.
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Qui dit nouvelle plateforme dit nouveaux collaborateurs. Au tour de +Patrice Letourneau  de nous livrer ses idées pour une entreprise organique. Trois éléments pour la collaboration ; trois apprentissages qu'il tire de près de 5 années à la tête de Conseils Atelya.
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La démultiplication des flux incite à voir l'organisation comme un organisme plutôt que comme une machine.
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This is the story of the hour: Jill Abramson, Executive Editor of The New York Times, was abruptly terminated this week. This may be an opportunity to rethink the management structure of this great knowledge production company. 

Because sometimes, the skills required for great journalistic work makes for poor abilities in managing others.
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We were initially exposed to the Oculus Rift at SXSW earlier in March. What we didn't know then is that some of the outstanding content creators that stand behind the technology are two Montreal directors, who have developed their own technology and narratives. We met them at TP1's first 15x15, a creative conference series. 

"Leading the revolution". That sounds about right!
On April 4th 2014, we had the opportunity to try the Oculus Rift for the first time, thanks to the guys at TP1 and the 15x15 series. The technology has received a lot of press coverage in the last few months. What's most interesting is that two young Montrealers are shinning in the midst of all ...
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The president and thinker at the helm of Disney Pixar for nearly three decades, Ed Catmull published on April 8th a memoir, Creativity Inc., in which he plunges deep inside the cultural factors that drives creation. 

With great authenticity, he describes success and failure, hierarchy and collaboration, candor, honesty and desire. 

A must read.
"In 1995, when Steve Jobs was trying to convince us that we should go public, one of his key arguments was that we would eventually make a film that failed at the box office, and we needed to be prepared, financially, for that day. The underlying logic of his reasoning shook me: We were going to ...
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"While we may rejoyce at the fact that the analog culture of prime time television is getting an increasingly strong input from Internet culture, hashtags and lolcats remainl very simple archetypes"
 
We are not Buzzfeed, but we can tell a strange coincidence when we see one. While we did notice a darkening of tone at the last Cannes' Lions (from Lady Gaga to Leica's), there seems to be a trend with advertisers to (some would say, finally) embrace the Internet's most clichéd trend: lolcats ...
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A few months ago we published an article about Station 16's (successful) crowdfunding campaign to produce 16 silkscreen prints with 16 artists in 16 months. In the same vein, Graffmap's Simon Landry hopes to draw enough funds to create an app that would facilitate the discovery of street art in Montreal and elsewhere. With 4 days left, the app is still 6,000$ short of its objective. +Lisa Waizmann reports.
Street art is gaining momentum as a recognized form of art. And Montreal is on the frontlines.
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Entrepreneurship is in vogue these days, yet a lot of the fuss around startups seems to rely to technical, code-savvy engineers, programmers and developers. CodeLove MTL founder Roger Huang explores the question.
As a non-technical founder, I did the worst thing possible. I created a founding team composed of other non-technical founders. ; I didn’t...
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On apprenait cette semaine que La Presse allait cesser, dans un avenir prochain, de produire une version imprimée. 

Un exemple typique du "dilemme de l'innovateur", où la recherche de marges de profit toujours plus grandes est aussi la source d'un grand risque pour ce quotidien...
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On apprenait ces jours-ci — ou enfin, on confirmait en quelque sorte ce que nous savions déjà depuis très longtemps — qu'à terme, le quotidien montréalais La Presse comptait cesser ses activités de production de l'édition papier pour se dédier aux différentes plateformes web de diffusion des ...
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Depuis plusieurs mois, Geneviève Dupuis réfléchit à la question du croisement entre technologie et créativité, dans le cadre notamment de l'industrie de la mode. 

Nous étions donc ravis d'apprendre que celle-ci sera conférencière dans le cadre du colloque "L’innovation dans l’industrie du vêtement : perspectives d’avenir" le 13 mai prochain à l'ACFAS. Une nouvelle relayée notamment par le Journal Métro. Bravo!
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Is Facebook ‪#‎Paper‬ a great leap forward in social media, or just a new platform for broadcast paid content? Francis Gosselin reviews the blue f's latest innovation.
Facebook Paper is now out… in the U.S.. Those of you outside the U.S. with a little bit of motivation probably have figured out how to get it already. If you haven't, you should. Paper is everything you'd want an interest-based social media to be… … though it also lacks everything you'd want it ...
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With Paper, Facebook is preparing yet another small revolution in the world of media. It might just end up creating more inertia in a system that needs innovation more than ever... "From newspeak to newsroom".
Much has been written about how the mass-penetration of Facebook has changed several of our most common conceptions in human relations, most centrally what Ethan J. Leib has called "the institution of friendship". On February 3rd, Facebook will launch its new application, Paper.
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We spur creativity by infusing collaboration in & between organizations. Nous mettons la collaboration au service de votre créativité.
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We are a collaboratively-oriented consulting partnership focused on strategy, training and animation of creative and innovative groups.
Our mission: To make organizations more successful by unlocking their creativity through collaboration.

Nous sommes un partenariat collaboratif spécialisé en stratégie, formation et animation de groupes créatifs et innovants.
Notre mission: Améliorer les organisations en activant leur potentiel créatif par la collaboration.
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