Archive for the ‘books’ Category

Les yeux pour pleurer

Saturday, February 2nd, 2019

Publication du livre “Les yeux pour pleurer – 50 ans chez les patrons”, par Marcel Bourgeois, un ami de très longue date, décédé l’année passé.


“Au terme d’une activité de conseil en organisation d’entreprises longue d’un demi-siècle, l’auteur brosse une galerie de portraits qui retrace l’évolution du patronat en France et dans les pays voisins depuis le début des années 1960. Cet itinéraire conduit le lecteur des derniers patrons paternalistes du nord de la France à l’émergence de managers « modernes » aux pratiques de plus en plus cyniques puis d’un capitalisme exclusivement financier à la naissance des formes nouvelles d’entrepreneuriat que sont les start-up et les auto-entrepreneurs. Ce témoignage instruit le procès d’un capitalisme désormais étranger aux hommes et réalités de la production.

Le Temps …

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

article dans Le Temps à l’occasion des 10 ans de Business Model Generation et de notre aventure avec Alex …

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Business Models – A Research Overview

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Foreword for a book on Business Models by Prof. Christian Nielsen, Aalborg, and his team

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Business Models: A Research Overview provides a research map for business scholars, incorporating theoretical and applied perspectives. It develops the field of business model research by offering a critique of the field as it has developed to date and provides a guide for future research and theorization … (web) (more…)

Veisivi project

Friday, January 11th, 2019

A one-week retreat in Belalp with Alex for preparing our new book … (see blog post)

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Our Next Book: The Invincible Company

Monday, November 19th, 2018

We’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with publishers Wiley for a third time to write the sequel to Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design–The Invincible Company (working title). Take a look at what our new book will offer, and sign-up to be notified as we get closer to publishing! (see Strategyzer’s blogpost)

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INVENT new business models

Learn about exploring new ideas, inventing new business models, the supporting framework to rigorously test them in a simple and practical way, and metrics to show how you are reducing risk & uncertainty pre-revenue.

IMPROVE existing business models

Learn how to manage and improve the businesses you already have. Understand how much profit your existing business models generate, assess its sustainability or disruption risk, and point out any synergies or conflicts between your other business models.

MANAGE a portfolio of BMs

Learn how to systematically invent, improve and manage your business models all under the same roof to build a balanced portfolio which builds on our Portfolio Map tool.


The Innovation Playground

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Our weekly meeting with Sam Schneider on The Innovation Playground

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Book Project

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Another meeting w/ Alex and Alan on our new book project


Engines of Growth

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Our next book project with Alex and Alan …


Engines of Growth teaches not only know how to design superior business models but also the tools required to constantly reinvent themselves. In the his book, we demonstrate how any organization can become unstoppable by managing a portfolio of existing businesses and by simultaneously exploring a pipeline of potential new growth engines. Engines of Growth contains several practical and essential tools including the Business Portfolio Map, Innovation Metrics, the Culture Map and a series of illustrated Business Model Mechanics.

See Blueprint and Team here

BMGEN masterclass

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

Strategyzer masterclass at Berlin, by Alex with sketches by Holger …



Saturday, August 25th, 2018

BMGEN still Best sellers and in the top 300 on Amazon

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