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5 conseils pour réussir vos meetings

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En 2018, vous allez réussir vos meetings avec ces 5 conseils. Ça fait parti des sujets récurrents qu’on me réclame : comment ne plus subir les meetings ? Bien sur qu’on doit se réunir, interagir avec les autres mais pas tout le temps et pas toujours. À quoi sert un meeting ? Et comment bien le manager ? Quand est-ce qu’on a besoin d’un meeting ? On a besoin d’un meeting quand il faut une interaction live. On n’a pas besoin d’un meeting pour lire des informations ensemble ou se faire une idée sur quelque chose. Ça, on peut et on doit le faire en amont. Mais quand on a besoin d’interaction live, ça c’est la définition d’un meeting. Une fois pour toutes, voici les 5 grands conseils : -1, on commence et on termine un meeting toujours à l’heure. Quelles que soient les personnes présentes ou absentes, en retard, on commence à l’heure et on finit à l’heure prévue. C’est aussi une façon d’éduquer l’organisation elle-même à être à l’heure. D’ailleurs les retardataires, faites vous tout petits en arrivant, ne perturbez pas le meeting en arrivant, écoutez ce qu’il se dit avant de l’ouvrir de façon légitime. -2, on envoie les informations nécessaires, avant le meeting. Si vous avez besoin d’interagir avec les gens sur un sujet particulier, envoyez les informations avant le meeting, si vous voulez qu’ils les aient lues. Il y a trop de meetings qui ne sont pas préparés correctement. -3, on invite les gens utiles et uniquement les gens utiles. Ça ne sert à rien de convier tout le management. Les gens ont un cerveau, ils sont capables de réfléchir par eux-mêmes ! Les managers se contenteront d’un compte-rendu avec ce qui a été évoqué et d’un relevé de décisions. De cette façon, vous allez voir que le nombre de patients va drastiquement baisser. -4, évitez ce qu’on appelle les meetings back to back. Malheureusement, ce n’est jamais pratiqué.Laissez quelques minutes aux gens entre les meetings, vous êtes des humains vous avez besoin de vous détendre, de boire, d’aller pisser …Bref, si vous collez tous les meetings en back to back, vous êtes sûrs d’être en retard. -5, finissez tous vos meetings par un relevé de décisions. Tout simplement, si vous vous réunissez mais que le reste de l’organisation n’est pas au courant cela ne servira à rien. J’espère que ces conseils pourront vous aider à être plus performants et à moins perdre de temps dans les réunions !

January 15, 2018 at 08:07AM https://youtube.com/playlist?list=UU-0yfdIcyaOgjGg8NCz6EUQ

How is Your Firm Getting Into the Solution?

In Q4 of 2017, we surveyed 179 IT decision-makers within the indirect channels for office equipment deployed across the United States. Respondents included office equipment dealers (OED) and IT resellers. For this survey, we used revenue ranges to define the size of establishment. Those with annual revenue of less than $10 million were grouped as […] January 12, 2018 at 06:30PM http://ift.tt/2qJu0CO

Portugal Ventures invests in team building startup Strayboots for European expansion

Portugal Ventures invests in team building startup Strayboots for European expansion

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Portugal Ventures is looking to invest up to €350,000 in Strayboots, so the American team building startup can expand in the European market.

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Ido Rabiner

Headed by Co-Founder and CEO Ido Rabiner, Strayboots currently offers its “Scavenger Hunts” services in just four European cities, including two in Portugal: Dublin, London, Lisbon, and Porto, according to its website.

According to Dinheiro Vivo, “The Portuguese state venture capital company [Portugal Ventures] wants to help the US startup enter the European market.”

With the investment, the team building startup is making its highest priority to expand operations in Lisbon, Porto, London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Liverpool, Manchester, Brighton, Birmingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin, Cologne, Zurich, Basel, Geneva, and Paris.

The Portugal Ventures investment of up to €350K, “will allow us to expand the business that is already consolidated in the US, not just for the Portuguese market, but also for the whole of Europe. Our goal is to rapidly increase the footprint in strategic European markets, to make Strayboots Europe the number one company in Europe in team building services,” said Marta Gomes, CEO at Strayboots Europe via Jornal de Negocios.

Strayboots’ mobile scavenger hunts and team building activities provide corporations, students, and individuals with interactive team building experiences that are easy, fun, and unforgettable, according to its website.

The team building startup’s services are availabe in over 50 cities worldwide, and with the latest injection from Portugal Ventures, it is looking to expand even further with Strayboots Europe.

Celso Guedes de Carvalho

“Strayboots Europe offers an innovative format that responds to the increasing challenges that arise in organizing team building events,” said Celso Guedes de Carvalho, CEO of Portugal Ventures. “The ambition of taking this business model to 40 cities in Europe will enable us to achieve a leading position in the European market for cultural activities for companies.”

In an article in Forbes titled “Why Team Building is the Most Important Investment You’ll Make,” O2E Brands CEO Brian Scudamore writes that team building has a wealth of benefits when done correctly.

“Team building is the most important investment you can make for your people. It builds trust, mitigates conflict, encourages communication, and increases collaboration,” he writes.

 

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January 12, 2018 at 07:33PM

Merci Fred Forte, Limoges CSP 💚😥

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Aujourd’hui un épisode plus particulier que d’habitude, on avait besoin de venir parler de la disparition de Frédéric Forte. Il était Président du Club du Limoges CSP, mais aussi un grand sportif, mais aussi un entrepreneur. C’était quelqu’un qui était cher au cœur d’Emakina. C’est une disparition tragique qui est arrivé la nuit du réveillon. On a tous été abasourdis. Il avait amené le premier titre de champion d’Europe tous sports collectifs confondus pour le CSP Limoges. C’était un basketteur hors norme, un limougeaud d’adoption, quelqu’un qui à un moment donné dans sa carrière a pris le chemin pour aider le CSP Limoges quand il en avait le plus besoin. Il a su se mettre en danger pour remonter le club là où est sa place légitime. C’était aussi un formidable entrepreneur. On avait beaucoup travaillé avec lui ces derniers temps sur la stratégie CSP Limoges 3.0. Vous m’avez vu sur la chaine partager avec lui des Nonstop, des Marche ou Crève. Frédéric Forte avait une générosité immense avec les gens autour de lui. Il était venu parler aux équipes d’Emakina de management, de sa façon de voir le management en tant qu’ancien sportif de haut niveau. Alors, à tous les limougeauds, à tous les fans en France ou à l’étranger, on voulait simplement dire MERCI Fred pour ce que tu as fait pour cette ville. D’ici ou d’ailleurs, à très bientôt.

January 12, 2018 at 08:25AM https://youtube.com/playlist?list=UU-0yfdIcyaOgjGg8NCz6EUQ

Unbabel raises $23M to expand AI, human translation platform operations

Unbabel raises $23M to expand AI, human translation platform operations

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Portuguese startup Unbabel today announces it has closed its Series B funding round, raising $23 million to expand its operations.

Investors included Scale Venture Partners, Notion, Microsoft Ventures, Salesforce Ventures, and Samsung Next, along with Caixa Capital and Funders Club. The investment will be used for international expansion and product development.

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Vasco Pedro

“We started this company with the ambition to reach 70% of internet users who do not speak English, not even as a second language. However, demand from global brands for a solution that allows them to support their customers in their native languages has grown so rapidly that Unbabel now needs to take this growth step to be able to serve them, “said Vasco Pedro, CEO of Unbabel.

“Our mission is unique and has attracted some of the brightest minds and the best partners in machine-learning and SaaS (software as a service). With Unbabel, every company can have global reach from day one,” he added.

Y Combinator alumnus Unbabel was named one of Lisbon’s hottest startups in 2017 by Wired as the company “uses machine learning and 50,000 humans to translate text.”

Unbabel’s services currently translate across 28 different languages that are powered by AI and machine learning, along with human translators to refine the process for accuracy.

The platform is fully compatible with Zendesk, Autodesk, Salesforce, WordPress, and Mailchimp.

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Alex Kayyal

“We are pleased to support the growth of Unbabel and enable its translation platform, aided by an Artificial Intelligence system, to help even more companies around the world deliver incredible service,” said Alex Kayyal, Europe Head at Salesforce Ventures.

Microsoft Ventures, an active, strategic partner at key stages of a startup’s growth, typically investing between Series A and C, was also eager to join the Unbabel funding train.

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Itxaso del Palacio Aguirre

Itxaso del Palacio Aguirre, Investment Partner at Microsoft Ventures, Europe said, “We are very excited to help Unbabel carry its translation that combines human and artificial intelligence to more companies around the world. By positioning themselves at the intersection between machine translation and professional services, Unbabel offers a unique solution to help companies reach more customers, more effectively, in a scalable way.”

Microsoft Ventures is not only the startup investment arm at Microsoft, but it also runs Microsoft accelerators across the globe, as well as hackathons.

By hosting hackathons, developer teams are able to identify certain problems that need fixing, and are a constant source of instant innovation.

For example, one such Microsoft Ventures hackathon that was reported on the Microsoft Developer Blog identified a unique problem the needed to be solved — “that one of the startups (CreativeWorx) required a standalone Excel-like spreadsheet component for the web.”

Felix Rieseberg

Felix Rieseberg, former Open Source Engineer at Microsoft and current Staff Software Engineer at Slack, wrote that since the hackathon identified a need for CreativeWorx, what resulted was that a new software component was developed which was later “listed on Facebook’s own ‘Complementary Tools’ page and became Felix Rieseberg’s most popular GitHub repository within two days.”

With an impressive list of investors, Unbabel looks to bring its combination of machine-learning and human-quality translation to even more companies and more countries.

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January 11, 2018 at 07:58PM

Workflow in 2018: What’s Included in the Package?

In 2017 we walked the workflow, followed an audit trail, and ended with the admonition that your workflow is not proprietary. That last post might have seemed odd, but the reason for the post evolved out of countless conversations with printers who see their workflow as their Intellectual Property. It is understandable to want to […] January 10, 2018 at 10:47PM http://ift.tt/2qJu0CO

A Snapshot of the Photo Card Market from a Door

Most of us get photo cards around the Holiday’s but not many of us save them. My girlfriend is an exception, as she has the interesting practice of keeping all the cards she receives over the Holidays on the door to her garage for the rest of the year. It’s a nice tradition; because it […] January 10, 2018 at 09:47PM http://ift.tt/2qJu0CO

Portugal among top innovators in the world: CTA International Innovation Scorecard

Portugal among top innovators in the world: CTA International Innovation Scorecard

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Portugal is ranked as one of the 13 most innovative countries in the world, according to the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) International Innovation Scorecard.

The 2018 International Innovation Champions are: Finland, the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, the United States, Singapore, the Netherlands, Canada, Portugal, the Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark and New Zealand.

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2018 CTA International Innovation Scorecard Map

The CTA International Innovation Scorecard identified the critical areas of national policy that spur innovation, and revealed the areas in which countries may be stunting their own growth and preventing global innovation from blossoming to its full potential.

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Maria Miguel Ferreira

“The appointment of Portugal by the CTA as one of the most innovative countries in the world reflects an investment that the whole country has made in the last decades in the qualification of people, in technological infrastructures and in a greater incorporation of technology in companies,” said Maria Miguel Ferreira, director of Startup Portugal and coordinator of the Portuguese mission to CES 2018 via Diario de Noticias.

The CTA graded 38 countries and the European Union across 12 categories:

  • Diversity
  • Freedom
  • Broadband
  • Human capital
  • Tax friendliness
  • R&D investment
  • Entrepreneurial activity
  • Drones
  • Ridesharing
  • Short-term rentals
  • Self-driving vehicles
  • Environment

Out of the above 12 categories, Portugal scored high on Freedom, Drones, Short-term rentals, and Environment.

The measurements determine which countries created the most welcoming environments for innovation, economic growth, and social progress, and suggest strategies other countries might emulate if they wish to enjoy similar benefits.

Some of the factors that were considered related to a country’s populace, while others included the percentage of college graduates it produced in STEM fields, the ratio of women to men in its workforce, and its people’s ability to start new businesses.

Other factors reflected the legislative and regulatory environments surrounding disruptive technologies, such as drones, short-term housing rentals, ridesharing, and self-driving vehicles.

CTA is the parent company of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which is taking place right now in Las Vegas.

CES is the world’s gathering place for all those who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for 50 years — the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace.

Read More: 6 Portuguese startups head to CES 2018 in Las Vegas

This year, the six startups representing Portugal at CES 2018 include:

Follow Inspiration: Under Chairman and CEO Luís de Matos, their mission is to deliver innovation through new technologies such as robotics, image recognition, and artificial intelligence in order to improve businesses and people’s lives.

Findster: The GPS Pet Tracker free of Monthly Fees for dogs and cats led by CEO David Barroso.

Invoice Capture: Headed by CEO Pedro Mendes, this startup gets rid of delays in account receivables.

My Didimo: Didimos can be used to radically enhance many digital experiences including VR, gaming, messaging, digital marketing and social platforms. CEO Veronica Costa Orvalho.

Infinite Foundry: Co-Founded by CEO André Luz, Infinite Foundry is the first cloud platform where from the browser the user can 3D design and simulate any product, and visualize the result in a virtual reality environment.

Subvisual: Designs and develops thoughtful web and mobile products under the leadership of CEO Roberto Machado.

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January 10, 2018 at 06:21PM

La recette magique pour des équipes innovantes

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Bienvenue et bonne année 2018 ! Ne prenez pas de résolutions ! Aujourd’hui, on va parler de la recette magique pour avoir des équipes innovantes. Google s’est penché sur la question pour découvrir le secret des équipes innovantes et créatives. Google s’est en effet demandé s’il n’y avait pas des dénominateurs communs aux équipes innovantes et épanouies. Pour cela, ils ont pris en compte 250 critères qu’ils ont analysé et scoré auprès de l’intégralité de leurs équipes. Et en analysant ces données, ils ont trouvé un élément clé : la sécurité psychologique. Alors de quoi s’agit-il ? La sécurité psychologique, c’est la capacité à prendre des risques et de se sentir libre dans son organisation, de prendre des risques et de les assumer, de ne pas avoir peur de l’échec. Comme le dit Simon Sinek, le rôle d’un leader est de définir un périmètre de sécurité. Il faut que ce leader vous protège dans l’organisation et du monde extérieur pour que vous puissiez faire ce que vous avez à faire. C’est vraiment sur ces leaders que doit reposer la sécurité. Et quand on dit leaders, on dit managers de proximité et managers d’équipe. Et c’est la clé déterminante pour avoir des équipes innovantes. Voici quelques conseils pour vous aider dans cette voie : – en tant que leader, vous ne devez pas avoir un avis sur comment résoudre les problèmes. Mais vous devez laisser les gens débattre librement avec bienveillance et avec pédagogie. Vous pouvez expliquer pourquoi vous tranchez de telle ou telle manière mais attention à prendre des décisions avec votre équipe et jamais contre. – Ne critiquez jamais gratuitement les contributions : c’est faire du mal pour faire du mal. Vous avez le droit de les challenger et de les feedbacker mais les critiquer, ça ne sert à rien. Si vous critiquez, vous allez créer un environnement où les gens ne vont plus oser s’exprimer, pensant avoir des mauvaises idées. Et c’est faux, il n’y a pas de mauvaises idées, même ces dernières aident à trouver la bonne. – Favorisez la curiosité : essayez d’éveiller à vos équipes, faites leur lire des trucs qui ne sont pas en relation avec leur métier, essayez de les inspirer, montrez leur des talks inspirants, essayez de les sortir de leur routine, de leur quotidien. Ça créera un cercle vertueux qui va permettre de faire de bouger les statu quo. -Reconnaissez en tant que leader que vous n’avez pas la réponse à toutes les questions. Mais vous allez travailler et mettre de l’énergie pour trouver cette réponse avec votre équipe. Vous êtes quelqu’un qui va aider mais vous n’avez pas les réponses à leur place. Voilà, j’espère que ces quelques conseils vont vous aider à bien démarrer l’année !

January 10, 2018 at 08:15AM https://youtube.com/playlist?list=UU-0yfdIcyaOgjGg8NCz6EUQ

Brazil’s Kyvo opens Lisbon office to digitally transform EU companies

Brazil’s Kyvo opens Lisbon office to digitally transform EU companies

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Brazilian innovation consultancy, Kyvo, opens a new office in Lisbon to help companies in the EU with digital transformation.

Having offices in both Silicon Valley and Sao Paulo, Kyvo’s venture into Portugal comes at a time when digital transformation is disrupting companies all across the European Union.

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Hilton Menezes

“Today, Lisbon presents one of the best ecosystems for innovation in Europe. It has high-quality professionals and successful policies to foster entrepreneurship,” said Hilton Menezes, Co-Founder at Strategic Designer at Kyvo.

According to the Menezes, the arrival of Kyvo in Portugal not only serves as a gateway to Europe, it also opens a series of opportunities for extension projects carried out in partnership with companies in the region that are already under way in Brazil.

“We automatically become a potential partner for these corporations,” Menezes added.

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Mauro Bastos

Kyvo’s arrival in Portugal will count on a strategic partnership with Mauro Bastos, who was just named Managing Partner Europe & Digital Transformation Officer at Kyvo.

Bastos previously worked in sales at Microsoft for more than 10 years, and he will be responsible for all digital transformation projects.

“Portuguese companies are expected to invest more than €3.5 billion in digital transformation and IT over the next two years. In addition to being a significant market, innovation is one of its main potentials,” said Bastos in a press release.

The Portuguese capital Lisbon was chosen in 2015 as one of the best cities for innovation and entrepreneurship by the European Union.

The award comes from a series of measures to reduce bureaucracy and encourage the emergence of startups. One of the most recent was the creation of a public-private venture capital fund with 200 million euros for risky investments.

Founded in 2015, Kyvo offers solutions in the areas of digital transformation, corporate innovation, startup acceleration programs and service innovation.

Kyvo Design-Driven Innovation is an innovation platform that enables medium and large companies to seek new business and management improvements through concepts such as Service Design, User Experience, Ethnographic Research and Business Modeling.

Kyvo is also the Brazilian representative of Silicon Valley’s GSVlabs innovation center. Through the partnership, it is responsible for the acceleration of Brazilian startups using GSVlabs methodologies and strategies, as well as the support of more than 170 mentors to boost national entrepreneurs.

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January 9, 2018 at 07:47PM

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