Innovation metrics

September 22nd, 2017

Strategyzer workshop with Alex on Innovation Metrics, with a couple of large organisations.


“The traditional metrics used to run and manage business don’t apply to innovation. In fact, they might even lead to increasing the risk of failure or lead to not pursuing breakthrough innovation that could lead to substantial growth.

Where to Play

September 22nd, 2017

Out today, the book by Mac and Sharon “Where to Play: 3 steps for discovering your most valuable market opportunities”


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Alex at BIF

September 14th, 2017

Alex is giving a talk entitled “What is success & my kids biz comic project” at BIF’2017 (web)

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Masterclass in Berlin

September 7th, 2017

A two-day public masterclass on BMGEN/VPDesign with Alex at Berlin, with the nice sketches by Holger Nils Pohl (web)

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Kids Business Comic

September 6th, 2017

Alex, his son Latif and his daughter Malina are creating a book from which kids can develop a taste for entrepreneurship and learn some business basics; with the support of the dream team: illustrations by Holger and video by Daniela.

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Service Business Design

September 5th, 2017

Thesis proposal of Stefan Kleinschmidt on “Service Business Design for Human-Centered Service Systems”, under supervision of Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister, University of St. Gallen

Stefan is developing a design theory and related design principles to systematically design the service business of HCSSs in ICT-enabled service innovations. He also aims at expanding the literature of service design and business model design with an integrated and theory-based view of the two research streams.

Business Model Portfolio (3)

September 4th, 2017

Blog post w/ Alex on Business Model Portfolio – Part 3: The Business Portfolio Map (post)

In the final installment of our trilogy, we show you the full spectrum of our prototype Business Portfolio Map. The aim: help organizations understand if their business is prepared for the future or risks disruption. (more)


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Premier rendez-vous

September 1st, 2017

Une heure avec Darius Rochebin, dans l’émission Premier rendez-vous de la RTS, produite et animée par Jonas Schneiter

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Business Model Portfolio (2)

August 28th, 2017

Blog post w/ Alex on Business Model Portfolio – Part 2: Manage New Business Initiatives (post)

This is part 2 of our trilogy to help companies visualize and manage their business model portfolio. In this part, Alex and I show how you can best represent an organization’s portfolio of new business (model) initiatives to create new growth engines. (more)


Business Model Portfolio (1)

August 23rd, 2017

Blog post w/ Alex on Business Model Portfolio – Part 1: Manage The Existing Business (post)

In this three part trilogy, we walk through our new prototype concept for helping companies visualize and manage their business model portfolio. Why? Businesses need a way to measure and assess if the existing portfolio is healthy; if their business is prone to disruption; and ultimately, to help companies make better investment decisions. (more)