Where in the World is Sylvain?

I will be in San Francisco next week and in Paris the week after. If you want to meet and have a drink, ping me, I would love too.

Je serais à San Franciso la semaine prochaine et à Paris la suivante. Si vous êtes un lecteur de mon blogue, faites-moi signe si ça vous dit d’aller prendre un verre, ça me fait toujours plaisir de rencontrer en personnes des connaissances virtuelles.

De plus, si vous avez des gens intéressants à me suggérer à Paris je vais aller m’installer à La Cantine lundi et mardi (26-27 Juillet) pour connecter avec les geeks français de tout acabits.

If you know your stuff, trust your guts!

“Take the well-known example of the Toyota Prius. This hybrid car was not the result of user-centered innovation”

Toyota started to design the Prius in 1994, when user-centered analysis and market data were pulling auto manufacturers in a different direction: toward heavy, gas-guzzling SUVs. The Prius was a proposal — a vision that came from a better understanding of the future evolution of the socio-cultural and economic scenario. Now, more than a decade after it was first launched, people like it, even if they did not ask for it when it was conceived. And thanks to its early start, Toyota is well ahead of its competitors.

Lesson: if you know your stuff, trust your guts.

[via Sci-Fi Hi-Fi: Weblog]