Archive for the ‘books’ Category

How to Build Invincible Companies

Thursday, 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.


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. (more…)

BMGEN at Boston

Wednesday, 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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Build an A-Team

Monday, April 30th, 2018

New book by Whitney Johnson “Build an A-Team: Play to Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve”

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“My new book is filled with stories of great bosses who help their team members learn and grow (linkedIn)


Innovation Playground

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Meeting with Sam Schneider (CustomFuture) on the Innovation Playground and evolution of the ABC concept (Amenity, Brand, Culture). The book begins to take shape …


New book …

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Join us and work directly with Alex & me on our next book on the world’s best business models and our new tools for managing innovation.


new book ?

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

For a couple of weeks, Alex and I started to brainstorm and work on a new Strategyzer & Wiley book, with the first ideas of contents, structure, stories & co-design. More soon …

200 ideas

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

invité par Laurent Haug pour un dîner interview avec Alex et Pierre Maudet, à l’occasion de GECI2, Genève Campus International de l’Innovation.

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200ideas revient sous fome de dîners en petit comité à la rencontre de personnalités exceptionnelles issues du monde du business, de la politique, de la science ou des arts …



Masterclass in Berlin

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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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Online courses on BMGEN/VPDesign

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Two online courses developed by Strategyzer on BMGEN and VPDesign


Mastering Business Models (web)
An online course that will teach you how to map, design, assess, and test Business Models

Mastering Value Propositions (web)
An online course that will teach you how to better understand customers, and create value propositions that sell