Monthly Archives: May 2011

Thursday with #Team17InventingTomorrow from Leroy Merlin

I changed somewhat the style of reporting, so please find it hereafter… Amplify’d from charlesvanderhaegen.wordpress.com Thursday on the road to San José with #Team17Inventingtomorrow from Leroy Merlin I cannot really keep pace with my reporting of this incredible “Discovery” expedition… I … Continue reading

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Thursday on the road to San José with #Team17Inventingtomorrow from Leroy Merlin

I cannot really keep pace with my reporting of this incredible “Discovery” expedition… I have to shorten and change somewhat my reporting style… And it reminds me of Howard Rheingold MindAmp Class… especially the reading “Blogging as a Reflexive Practice”. … Continue reading

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With#Team17InventingTomorrw @SFGiants AT&T Park, San Francisco, CA

It is a very different experience after a day of encounters and discovery as rich as the Brower Center, EarthLink Institute, the Center for Ecoliteracy, The Bay Area Hub, Slow Money, Crushpadwine…to immerge yourself in what I would call the … Continue reading

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#team17inventingtomorrow @HubBayArea with Leroy Merlin on Wednesday

Humans need sleep, and sometimes also moments of mindfulness retreat in themselves. Leroy Merlin Team 17’s expedition to Invent the Future is so densely packed with incredible encounters that I could not fulfill my promise (made to myself) to report … Continue reading

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#team17inventingtomorrow @CrushPadWines

One of the books that most marked me recently is “The New Age of Innovation”, by CK Prahalad and all.. In this book he exposes his Theory: N=1, R=G. Of course I attended the Leroy Merlin People on this bookand … Continue reading

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#Team17InventingTomorrow @SlowMoney buy the book!

When David Corson-Knowles came into the conference room he brought with him a book. It immediately drew attention. How could it be otherwise? Both its title and its subject could not have had a greater impact on Leroy Merlin’s Team … Continue reading

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#team17InventingTomorrow @earthisland (Earth Island Institute)

When John Knox started enumerating the 62 projects currently growing and striving under his “supporting wings” I saw my friends of Team 17 of Leroy Merlin not believing their ears. It is true, it came as the last shock of … Continue reading

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#team17InventingTomorrow @BrowerCenter Berkeley, CA

Looking at the Team members of Leroy Merlin touching the beautifull Bamboo sound absorbing frames, caressing with their palms the perfectly smooth concrete pillars and walls that will allow the building to resist a severe earth quake. When I saw … Continue reading

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Leroy Merlin’s #team17inventingtomorrow at @ecoliteracy

Michael Mitrani of the Earth Island Institute provided us with the exceptional opportunity to visit the World Renowned Center for Ecoliteracy, who plays such a pivotal role in moving us beyond our growing environmental crises and towards a sustainable society. … Continue reading

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Hello Friends, 65th Birthday. Thank You: Game Not Over, On the Contrary

I am deeply touched with all the wishes who are addressed at the occasion of  the 65th anniversary of my birthday today. I am in California, far from family, and feel quitre sorry for many of you. Now about this … Continue reading

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