• Saverglass : from bankrupt glass-maker to world number one in thirty years

    In 1984, the small glass-making factory of Feuquières, built in 1897 in the Bresle Valley, the historically renowned birthplace of glass-making, narrowly escaped liquidation. Loïc Quentin de Gromard took charge of the company, adopting a risky but appropriate strategy based on the development of glass bottles for the ‘high-end’ wine and spirits markets. Thanks to a bold investment plan, the company became the leading global manufacturer of luxury bottles, and today employs 3,600 people in six factories in France, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico. In recognition of an annual growth rate of 10% over a thirty-year period (extremely rare for a company in heavy industry), Loïc Quentin de Gromard was awarded the 2018 Entrepreneur’s Prize.

  • International digital mega-projects: a fine balancing act

    Seminar Creation

    Development projects dealing with blockbuster video games are at a crossroads. Either they can play their cards right and focus on quality and creativity in an extremely competitive and dynamic market, or, on the other hand, they can just co-ordinate huge teams of more than one thousand employees in several studios throughout the world for a number of years. Managing these development projects is a fine balancing act between using the latest technologies, encouraging creativity and monitoring risk. Management must accommodate changes in ‘games as a service’ (GaaS), deal with the steady and critical increase in the size of teams, and also learn the lessons from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Saverglass : from bankrupt glass-maker to world number one in thirty years


In 1984, the small glass-making factory of Feuquières, built in 1897 in the Bresle Valley, the historically renowned birthplace of glass-making, narrowly escaped liquidation. Loïc Quentin de Gromard took charge of the company, adopting a risky but appropriate strategy based on the development of glass bottles for the ‘high-end’ wine and spirits markets. Thanks to a bold investment plan, the company became the leading global manufacturer of luxury bottles, and today employs 3,600 people in six factories in France, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Mexico. In recognition of an annual growth rate of 10% over a thirty-year period (extremely rare for a company in heavy industry), Loïc Quentin de Gromard was awarded the 2018 Entrepreneur’s Prize.

English translation

International digital mega-projects: a fine balancing act


Development projects dealing with blockbuster video games are at a crossroads. Either they can play their cards right and focus on quality and creativity in an extremely competitive and dynamic market, or, on the other hand, they can just co-ordinate huge teams of more than one thousand employees in several studios throughout the world for a number of years. Managing these development projects is a fine balancing act between using the latest technologies, encouraging creativity and monitoring risk. Management must accommodate changes in ‘games as a service’ (GaaS), deal with the steady and critical increase in the size of teams, and also learn the lessons from the coronavirus pandemic.

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By Patrick Negaret

Comment libérer les énergies dans une organisation publique hiérarchique et traditionnelle ? À travers la transformation de la CPAM des Yvelines (1200 salariés sur 15 sites) racontée de l’intérieur par celui qui l’a conduite, c’est une véritable leçon de mise en mouvement des organisations qui nous est donnée.

Soucieux que le personnel gagne en efficacité tout autant qu’en plaisir au travail, l’auteur a engagé un vaste chantier de libération des énergies avec comme ligne directrice l’autonomisation, la confiance ou encore la reconnaissance. Loin d’appliquer des dogmes managériaux, tels ceux de l’entreprise libérée, il prône une démarche de bon sens, pragmatique, partant du terrain et accordant le droit à l’erreur. Et les résultats sont là : diminution de l’absentéisme et du turnover, amélioration du service rendu aux assurés…

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1863 orateurs sont intervenus depuis la création des séances de l'École de Paris. Voici un aperçu de nos prochains invités :

Michael MONERAU

Fondateur et CEO, Qontrol

January 19, 2022

La cybersécurité, nouvelle fonction support des PME et des start-up

Patrice GEOFFRON

Professeur au Laboratoire d’économie de l’Université Paris Dauphine – PSL

January 24, 2022

Vers une pénurie d'électricité ?

Pierre GERMAIN

Partenaire fondateur d’E-CUBE Strategy Consultants

January 24, 2022

Vers une pénurie d'électricité ?

Didier HOLLEAUX

Directeur général adjoint d'ENGIE

January 24, 2022

Vers une pénurie d'électricité ?

Michel SARRAT

Président de GT solutions, auteur de Nous réinventons notre entreprise (préface de Bertrand Ballarin)

January 25, 2022

GT solutions : la transformation collective d'une ETI

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