Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

Panel on BM design at SMS Berlin

Sunday, September 18th, 2016

Panel with Raffi Amit and Clayton Christensen on The Art and Science of Business Model Design, during the SMS conference in Berlin

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“This panel connects the discourses on business models, disruptive innovation, and design by considering business models as design artifacts. Managers and entrepreneurs are the architects and system designers who conceive of innovative business models that may disrupt entire industries. The objectives of the proposed panel include: to address the community of academics, business practitioners, and consultants (the “ABCs”) to generate a deep dialogue about business model research and its applications, specifically with respect to industry disruption; to examine the roles of founders and top managers as architects and designers of their business models; and to highlight research opportunities at the intersection of business model research, disruptive innovation, and design (web)

Innovation Playground

Friday, September 16th, 2016

Another work session with Sam Schneider for refining and clarifying “The Innovation Playground Canvas”


MCI’s business model

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

rencontre et discussion très intéressante avec Sébastien Tondeur, CEO de MCI (web) et membre de Entrepreneurs’ Organization (web). Succès impressionnant de MCI, bien présenté dans un article récent de Bilan:


Social Business Creation Competition

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Training at HEC Montreal and pitch to judges for the Social Business Creation competition (web), animated by Prof. Mai Thai, with the participation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus.


A short video presenting best practices in business model design (video)

Design a better business

Friday, September 9th, 2016

A new book “Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy and Innovation by our friends Patrick, Justin and Lisa


This book stitches together a complete design journey from beginning to end in a way that you’ve likely never seen before, guiding readers (you) step-by-step in a practical way from the initial spark of an idea all the way to scaling it into a better business (more)

BMGEN at Lugano

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

short trip to Lugano for BMGEN/VPDesign and visit to friends Prof. Erik Larsen (web) and Giovanni Camponovo (web), at Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)


The Innovation Playground Canvas

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

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

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A future Strategyzer bootcamp …

Friday, 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

Desirability, feasibility and viability of a business model

Monday, June 20th, 2016

A Strategyzer blog post on “Why Companies Fail & How To Prevent It” (post):

As suggested by IDEO, “When you sketch out a business model with the Business Model Canvas you actually make assumptions about desirability, feasibility, and viability:


Feasibility is about the assumptions that you chose the right infrastructure to execute your business model well (risk: poor execution).

Desirability is about the assumptions that will actually create customer value (risk: solving an irrelevant customer job).

Viability is about the financial assumptions that will earn you more money than you spend (risk: flawed business model).

Adaptability is about the assumptions that you chose the right business model within the context of external factors, like competition, technology change, or regulation (risk: external threats).

“Once you have defined all those assumptions related to feasibility, desirability, and viability, and adaptability, you can apply customer development and lean startup to test them.

rencontre avec f. & co

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

4 ou 5ème rencontre et discussion avec Louis-Félix Binette, créateur de f. & co et Renaud Margairaz (gradué Unil) dans leurs nouveaux locaux


f. & co o pense que “dans notre économie en constante transformation, la collaboration est plus que jamais nécessaire. C’est pour rendre cette collaboration concrète et productive que f. & co déploie ses services conseils en management stratégique sous forme de méthodologies robustes et de services adaptés aux réalités d’affaires de ses clients (more)

Ils ont récemment lancé Eminence, un Parcours de branding personnel adapté au monde des affaires … (web).