Leadership and Philosophy

June 22nd, 2018

Why Leaders and CEOs now turn to Philosophy: 10 handpicked, philosophical reference-points for applying practical philosophy to business and leadership” (web), by Anders Indset, author of  the book “Wild Knowledge”

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Cercle de Serendip

June 20th, 2018

L’espace ainsi créé et appelé Cercle de Serendip vise à promouvoir l’échange d’expériences, le partage scientifique au sein de la communauté de recherche de l’UNIL, en un sens large et autour de valeurs humanistes, dont les bases sont la reconnaissance de la diversité d’être, de penser et de s’exprimer, l’honnêteté intellectuelle et le soin de la qualité relationnelle.

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Strategyzer bootcamp

June 11th, 2018

The 5-day Train the Trainers Bootcamp with Alex in Baden, for business coaches who want to get to the next level in business model/value proposition design and Lean Startup, and to learn about the trade secrets Strategyzer has developed based on global bestsellers Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design

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AIM’2019 à Nantes

June 9th, 2018

Comme annoncé à Montréal à l’AIM’2018, la prochaine conférence annuelle AIM’2019 aura lieu début juin 2019 en la belle ville de Nantes (web)

How to Build Invincible Companies

June 7th, 2018

It’s more important than ever for companies to focus on inventing the future. Companies have to start giving more power and prestige to growth innovation, or risk becoming irrelevant. We explain three crucial areas to address this challenge.

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Over the past 16 years, we have been dedicated to a single mission: how to help companies continuously reinvent themselves. We created some of the tools and methods to deal with this challenge.

The crucial question we are helping to answer: How can C-suite leadership teams harmonize the demands of public markets and activist investors to cut costs; buy back shares and simultaneously reinvent their organization; and unleash entrepreneurial talent and position it for future growth?

We believe there are three crucial areas that every company needs to consider to remain relevant and prosperous. First, companies have to develop truly ambidextrous organizational structures where the innovation arm is given equal power alongside the existing business. Second, this innovation arm needs its own culture, processes, skills, metrics and incentives to explore potentially new business models and value propositions. Third, companies need to better manage their portfolio of existing businesses and new opportunities—maintaining and protecting the current business, while cultivating the business models of tomorrow. Let’s explore deeper into each area and discuss why it matters to companies today. Read the rest of this entry »

Designing solutions to complex problems

June 7th, 2018

Designing solutions to complex problems

“Organizational life, and indeed the world, is full of complex, poorly defined, so called “ill-structured” problems that need solving. While teams have a variety of tools to choose from to help tackle these problems, those tools invariably fail to address both the challenges of working collaboratively and of addressing the specific problem at hand. Now, though, Hazbi Avdiji, Dina Elikan, Stéphanie Missonier and Yves Pigneur, academics at HEC Lausanne, have devised three fundamental design principles which can be used by managers and their teams to create tools that aid collaborative problem-solving tailored to a specific ill-structured problem. More

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BMGEN at Boston

May 30th, 2018

Talk at Boston University Questrom School of Business (twitter) on “Building Invincible Companies” and Strategyzer masterclass by Alex

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keynote at RCIS & Inforsid

May 29th, 2018

keynote at the IEEE 12th International Conference on Research Challenges in Information Science (RCIS) & Inforsid’2018, Nantes

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BMGEN à USI

May 15th, 2018

“Il faut garder à l’esprit que  construire un business model ce n’est pas un processus décisionnel, c’est un processus de création et donc assez chaotique par moment … [USI'2015]

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New book?

May 7th, 2018

a long week-end workstation in UK w/ Alex and Alan working on our next book …

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