BMGEN in good company on amazon

October 18th, 2016

BMGEN in good company on with “Blue Ocean Strategy” and Lean Startup

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BMGEN on Innovation Ecosystem

October 18th, 2016

On innovation ecosystem (web), Alex discussed with Mark Tidwell “the innovative way [we] wrote the Business Model Generation book and explains why the Business Model Canvas is an excellent tool for businesses looking to challenge their current business model …

visual by Holger, Workvisual Institute (web)


Innovation Playground (Beta)

October 15th, 2016

A new iteration with Sam for refining and clarifying “The Innovation Playground Canvas”

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VPC video

October 14th, 2016

Preparation of a new explanatory video on our Value Proposition Canvas, by Daniela Berto and her team

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VPDesign translations

October 13th, 2016

More translations of Value Proposition Design coming …

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and over 40 translations for BMGEN

Nilofer Merchant’s Required Reading

October 12th, 2016

As reported by Strategy+Business, Nilofer Merchant (web) puts “Business Model Generation” on her short required reading list on value creation


“Nilofer Merchant has had a hand in launching more than 100 products that have netted a combined US$18 billion in sales — first in stints at Apple and Autodesk, and later as an advisor to technology companies such as Logitech, Symantec, and HP …

Innovation versus renovation

October 12th, 2016

Talk by Elmar Mock, inventor of the Swatch watch and founder of CREAHOLIC (web), a kind of Swiss IDEO, an innovation fabric, on innovation Vs renovation.


He also visited the C-K theory and presented his new book “The Innovation Factory” with Gilles Garel (amazon)


11 Bad Habits Killing Innovation

October 11th, 2016

A blogpost (post) on the Strategyzer blog


“Big companies have great execution habits to manage and improve proven and successful business models and value propositions. But those execution habits can easily kill any potential new growth engines inside the corporation. In this post we break down the 11 corporate habits killing your company’s innovation engine. How are you avoiding them?

Business analytics

October 10th, 2016

Interesting discussion with Kevin Follonier, founder of SensDat (web), a startup in London for business analytics and reporting


Sensdat “builds a customized data analytics hub that condenses layers of reports into a core set of automated and intelligent dashboards. Rather than create a new report for every new question, analysts can find the answers they need in a matter of seconds …

Organisational configurations and innovation

October 6th, 2016

Meeting with Alex, discussion about organisational configurations, such as  adhocracy, for supporting innovation, but also preparing a “Letter to CEOs” for Thinkers50.