Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

Thesis defence at Unil

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Public defence of the Bertil Chapuis’s PhD thesis, entitled “Three Temporal Perspectives on Decentralized Location-aware Computing: Past, Present, Future”, supervised by Benoît Garbinato

BMGEN et santé

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

atelier BMGEN avec la direction générale d’une clinique privée pour réfléchir à son prochain modèle d’affaires

Les objectifs de cet atelier  sont les suivants (a) découvrir le Business Model Canvas, des outils visuels pour décrire, esquisser et remettre en question des modèles d’affaires, (b) mieux comprendre des exemples marquants d’innovation par les business models, et (c) évoquer certaines approches de conception, l’expérimentation et la rénovation de modèles d’affaires.

BM portfolio at Thinkers50

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

A keynote with Alex on BM Portfolio, BM mechanics and BM shifts  - for the very first time, presented at The European Business Forum (Odense), the premier event for business leaders in Europe. It brings together the continent’s top business people with the world’s leading management gurus in “the Davos of business thinking” (more). See also Peter Fisk’s web site

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Nina project at EPFL/ECAL

Friday, September 14th, 2018

Presentation by Alex Truan of his internship at EPFL+ECAL Lab, exploring business models for the project Nina


crise financière …

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Discussion très  intéressante avec Prof. Marc Chesnay, Uni. Zurich, à propos de son livre “La crise permanente” que j’ai beaucoup aimé lire. Marc venait aux “Livres sur les quai” à Morges et pour une table ronde avec Jean Ziegler (y ai aussi revu Bruno Giussani, TED).


Marc est aussi à l’origine d’une initiative populaire qui va proposer d’abolir les impôts en taxant toutes les transactions (Le Temps)

innovation metrics

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

Webinar with Alex and Fred on the Innovation Metrics project, with large organisations.

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“The traditional metrics used to run and manage business don’t apply to innovation. In fact, they might even lead to increasing the risk of failure or lead to not pursuing breakthrough innovation that could lead to substantial growth …

Brand identity map

Friday, August 24th, 2018

Working session with Dina Elikan, planning the last year for her doctoral thesis on visual tool design and brand identity mapping   …


Strategyzer retreat

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

Annual Strategyzer retreat at Bergen, with 30 persons now … starting as usual with the DISC exercice (DISC)

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Series of breakdown sessions, using our tools; roles and responsibilities for all the cells; GDPR = big issue; Team Alignment and coaching with Stefano, fondue & hiking, … full of energy in the room!

Book prep

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Book retreat w/ Alex advancing on the content

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Design Sprint

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Conference and workshop by Jake Knapp, bestselling author of “Sprint” and former designer at Google, invited at Gotham with Thom and Alex by Stéphane Cruchon.

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