How to Use Exponential Technologies to Innovate at the Edge (with Pascal Finette)

I recently had a wonderful talk with Pascal Finette. I am really excited to share our conversation on the exponential technologies with you. Pascal is the head of Singularity University’s SU Labs, where he leverages most intractable problems with cutting-edge technologies. One of the concepts we have delved into during our discussion was the concept of innovating organization at the edge instead of the core and how to approach growth through the lens of this concept. A lot of us are familiar with innovation when it comes to processes. How is it done with a product that is a business unit?

Listen to more about the question to ask about open-sourcing, concept of “crowd funding”, and the importance of moonshot thinking and exploring more at the edge.


4 Key Learning Points:

  1. The importance of innovation at the edge of the core of an organization.
  2. The importance of moonshot thinking and asking big questions.
  3. What to be aware of when it comes to implementing open source concept.
  4. How to use the crowd funding mechanism to utilize talent from outside of the organization.

About Pascal Finette

Pascal heads up Entrepreneurship at Singularity University, including the Startup Accelerator, Venture Fund and the Entrepreneurship Track where he inspires, educates and empowers entrepreneurs tackling the world’s most intractable problems leveraging exponential technologies. Pascal has spent his career pushing the boundaries of technology and passionately believes the Internet can deeply impact mankind.

He founded the non-profit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the ‘GyShiDo’ (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publishes the opinionated newsletter, ‘The Heretic’, which is read by ten of thousands of entrepreneurs around the globe.

Pascal frequently speaks and writes about the interaction of entrepreneurship, technology, and global impact. He coaches clients on leadership potential and loves to work with entrepreneurs who are making things better and go from zero to one.


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