The Innovation Playground Canvas

July 22nd, 2016

Work sessions with Sam Schneider for refining “The Innovation Playground Canvas”

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A future Strategyzer bootcamp …

July 22nd, 2016

Working sessions with Alex preparing the agenda for the @strategyzer coaching bootcamp in August (web)

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An intense 5-day bootcamp for business coaches who want to get to the next level in business model/value proposition design and Lean Startup … more

Bye bye Montréal

July 15th, 2016

Un magnifique séjour de quelques semaines à Montréal, plein de rencontres avec les collègues de HEC Montréal et une dizaine de conférences, ateliers et autres master classes:

Atelier pour la Banque Nationale à Québec
Jury pour Entreprism à HEC Montréal
Conférence pour NEOMED
Masterclass Strategyzer avec Alex à Boston
Masterclass BMGEN/VPDesign à HEC Montréal
Conférence pour les dirigeants de QG100
Conférence au centre de recherche de Hydro Québec
Conférence pour eComMontréal
Atelier pour l’Ecole de créativité MOSAIC
Vidéos pour la Social Business Creation Competition


July 13th, 2016

Both BMGEN and VPDesign books into top #10 on Amazon in Management,
BMGEN into the top #20 of all books
VPDesign into the top #100 of all books


BMGEN on Stanford MBA reading list

July 9th, 2016

BMGEN recommended by Stanford MBAs for reading this summer, recommended by Alex Lofton, founder of Landed


Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen

July 8th, 2016

Blog post on HBR (web), with Alex and Kavi on The Culture Map we designed with Dave Gray.


“Companies should be as intentional about culture as they are about strategy and business model innovation. We believe that a tool is incredibly important for discussing and capturing organisational culture”

Modèles d’affaires des entreprises familiales

July 7th, 2016

séances avec Luis Cisneros (hec) sur les modèles d’affaires des entreprises familiales et familles en affaires

L’objectif est de décliner le Business Model Canvas en trois questionnements pour aborder les trois domaines critiques d’une entreprise familiale: “entreprise, famille et patrimoine”, du Family Circle Business Model, proposé par Tagiuri et Davis.


On pourrait envisager en plus du Business Model Canvas, un Family Model Canvas, similaire au Mission Model Canvas (web), et un Ownership Model Canvas pour le financement …

Social Business Creation

July 7th, 2016

Shooting of videos illustrating the business model of Azuri (web), using the BMC and VPC, for the Social Business Creation competition (web), animated by Prof. Mai Thai, with the participation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus.


A paraître sur EDUlib, une initiative (MOOC) de HEC Montréal qui vise à rendre disponible en accès libre une formation universitaire de qualité en français dans le domaine de la gestion (more).

Privacy Calculus

July 1st, 2016

Liu, Z., Shan, J. & Pigneur, Y. (2016) The Role of Personalized Services and Control: An Empirical Evaluation of Privacy Calculus and Technology Acceptance Model in Mobile Context. Journal of Information Privacy and Security (forthcoming)

The last few years have witnessed an explosive growth in the use of smartphones. Such widespread use brings with it concerns over the protection of privacy. The purpose of this study is to better understand such privacy issues in a mobile context. Building upon existing privacy concern literature, this study has developed a theoretical framework that combines a privacy calculus model with a technology acceptance model in the mobile application context. Also examined is the role of personalized services and users’ control over personal data in this domain. Based on a study of 308 participants, the results reveal that perceived enjoyment has replaced perceived ease-of-use as a main predictor of perceived behavioral intentions in a mobile TAM. The findings also showed that personalized services and users’ control over personal data have a strong effect on both a privacy calculus and mobile TAM.

Summer school on management of creativity (4)

June 30th, 2016

Workshop at the Summer School on Management of Creativity in an Innovation Society  (program), organised by Patrick Cohendet, Laurent Simon & Lucy Stojak.

“The Summer School offers a unique and privileged opportunity for 60 participants from different countries and backgrounds to explore and compare two ecosystems in creative and innovative cities, Montreal and Barcelona, as well as to tap into new sources of inspiration on how to create environments that stimulate innovation. (more)

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This mini-workshop aims at presenting the latest Business Model Innovation and Lean Startup tools. Business model innovation and industry changes will be illustrated with examples such as Nespresso, AirBnB, Tesla and AWS. Design thinking attitude will also be emphasized for exploring and prototyping business models. Participants will learn the latest on how to design and test business models and value propositions to decrease the risks of innovation. He will, in particular, get participants to apply the concepts, canvases and tools to design sustainable business models and innovative value propositions. Finally, the synergy between the business model canvas, lean startup and customer development will be briefly presented for testing business models