The Building Of A Startup Via Alliances: Handpresso by Catherine Nielsen (MDE239)

Minter Dialogue with Catherine NielsenCatherine Nielsen is Chairman of Handpresso, a French based start-up that makes expresso coffee makers on the go. Founded by Henrik Nielsen, Catherine found herself thrust into the role of running her husband’s company after his … Continue reading

Interview with David Ohayon, Chief Digital Officer at John Paul, white label concierge services and CRM technology

Minter Dialogue Episode #127 This interview is David Ohayon, Chief Digital Officer at John Paul, providing concierge services for companies in Europe. Whether as part of value-add for a fidelity program, a service for a premium brand or as a … Continue reading

Itw with David Goldenberg, CEO of CVTrust for smart diplomas

Minter Dialogue Episode #103 This interview is with David Goldenberg, co-founder and CEO of CVTrust, whose main product, Smart Diploma, provides a way to certify diplomas for educational bodies who sign on. In this interview, we discuss the CVTrust business … Continue reading

Interview with Nicolas Gaudreau – CMO of Yellow Pages Group Canada

Minter Dialogue Episode #92 This interview is with Nicolas Gaudreau, CMO of Yellow Pages Group in Canada. Based in Montreal and a former INSEAD classmate, Nicolas has been at the marketing helm through a most intensive digital transformation. In this … Continue reading

Interview with Rajiv Mehta, talking digital marketing in India (MDE87)

Minter Dialogue Episode #87 This interview, recorded on January 22, 2014, is with Rajiv Mehta, fellow INSEAD alum (2005) and CEO of Puma South Asia, based in Bangalore. In this conversation, we focused on two interesting digital activities — including … Continue reading

Interview with Lutz Finger, Big Data Expert, Author and Entrepreneur

Minter Dialogue #74 This interview, recorded on September 3 2013, is with Lutz Finger, author, blogger, entrepreneur and consultant and a BIG DATA expert. I met Lutz, a fellow INSEADer, at the Future Media Forum 2013 in Moscow. Lutz is … Continue reading

The CEO profile of a true Learning Organization

During my 20th year reunion at INSEAD, I attended a lecture by Professor Peter Zemsky, now interim Dean of INSEAD.  It was a fascinating 1h15 “lecture” on the future of learning and the strategic future of the school.  And, I … Continue reading

The Facebook Reunion – School reunions taking a new form

I just had my 20th year reunion at INSEAD in Fontainebleau. It was a magical affair. Some 80 of my year came, with about half accompanied by significant others, to bring the total on site up to 120+ people. It … Continue reading

Interview with Giles Corbett (@gicorb), Libon from Orange Vallee (MDE61)

Minter Dialogue #61 This interview is with Giles Corbett, a fellow INSEAD alumnus, who runs Libon, as part of the Orange Group. Libon is an innovative OTT service that provides a radically different experience to ordinary voice mail.  For example, … Continue reading

Interview with Kevin Ryan, CEO and founder of Gilt flash sale eCommerce

Minter Dialogue #36 This interview is with Kevin P. Ryan, entrepreneur, business leader and angel investor. As CEO, he helped build DoubleClick basically from scratch into a multi-billion dollar business. Kevin has since gone on to invest in a number … Continue reading