Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

online course on BM testing

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

Offsite with Strategyzer content team who is preparing a new online course on business model testing


18  years of collaboration & friendship with Alex …  (tweet)

Design Disruptors

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

presentation of “Design Disruptors” by Invision, organised by Stéphane Cruchon, expert in Design Sprints (web), at Gotham


Transposition Canvas

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Presentation by Eliott Carrel of his “Transposition Canvas” and his master thesis “A Tool to Contribute to Business Model Transposition”


Business Model Innovation

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Meeting with Alex and discussion on business model validation, portfolio, innovation metrics


Where to Play

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Marc Gruber, EPFL, and Sharon Tai, Technion, present their recently published book “Where to Play” 3 steps for discovering most valuable market opportunities

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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Thinkers50 2017 Awards Gala. Honoured to be ranked #7 in the Thinkers50! 17 years of fruitful collaboration with Alex!

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“Every two years, Thinkers50 produces the world’s most prestigious ranking of management thinkers.


Innovation Metrics

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Discussion with Alex about our project on Innovation Metrics 

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Business Model Evolution

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Visit of Luis Cisneros, Head of entrepreneurship at HEC Montréal, and fruitful discussion on the evolution and transformation of business models, specifically in family business. And talk in my BMID class, with the interesting “Kinky Boots” case study.


Product Lifecycle Management

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Visit by Frantz Rowe, Uni. Nantes, and research seminar entitled Use of Qualitative Comparative Analysis for Product Lifecycle Management

Nowadays IT is commonly used to support Co-Development with suppliers. Its use should ideally limit misunderstandings related to sticky knowledge (i.e. sticky glitches). This research investigates configurations of resources such as Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system and boundary spanners when supplier responsibility and project novelty vary. Using fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA) this paper shows that, for limiting sticky glitches, the use of PLM often has to be combined with human mediation of a boundary spanner. However, in projects where the supplier responsibility and project novelty are limited, the use of PLM systems can be sufficient for limiting sticky glitches. This paper reveals both a causal complexity effect of resources and conditions, and a causal asymmetry effect of boundary spanner participation on sticky glitches. The research also highlights the significance of supplier responsibility and contributes to a better understanding of PLM system’s role in managing co-development.


Evaluation Methods for IS Artifacts

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Research seminar by Isabelle comyn-Wattiau at HEC Lausanne

Artifacts, such as software systems, pervade organizations and society. In the field of information systems (IS) they form the core of research. The evaluation of IS artifacts thus represents a major issue. Although IS research paradigms are increasingly intertwined, building and evaluating artifacts has traditionally been the purview of design science research (DSR). DSR in IS has not reached maturity yet. This is particularly true of artifact evaluation.