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design …

Monday, July 28th, 2014

rencontre fascinante avec Michel Dallaire, designer, et Alain Moureaux, architecte d’intérieur, tous les deux récompensés par de nombreux prix.

Alain, ami de très longue date, fondateur du bureau d’architecture d’intérieur Moureaux & Hauspy, et avec lequel j’ai des discussions fréquentes sur le design (Cf posts précédents: meeting with architects ici et BMGEN for architect ici). Son équipe a notamment produit une vidéo sur un projet récent qui met bien en lumière l’acte de design et de prototyping.

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Michel Dallaire est un designer industriel québécois de renom. Il est membre de l’Académie royale des arts du Canada, professeur à l’Université de Montréal mais a aussi professeur invité à l’ECAL de Lausanne! et … intéressé par le Business Model Canvas

Business model and family business succession

Friday, July 25th, 2014

work session with Luis Cisneros (hec) on business models, family business and succession

Based on the BM canvas, the idea should be to create a tool, such as a new canvas or framework, for helping family businesses to analyse their existing business model at the succession time and to co-design a new one that the successor could execute to survive or growth. The use of BM layers could be adopted to consider the three critical areas of a family business: business, family and ownership/governance, illustrated by the Three Circle Family Business System Model, proposed by Tagiuri and Davis (1982).

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creative morning at Montreal

Friday, July 25th, 2014

participation to Creative Morning at Montreal, on the theme “Heritage”, talk by Viviana de Loera (web), invited by Francis Gosselin (FandCo)

“In 2011, in collaboration with her partner Mark Fekete, Viviana de Loera co-founded the interdisciplinary design-build studio Mark + Vivi. Together they purchase, revitalize and live in tiny, forgotten, dilapidated micro-homes, …  (more)

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“CreativeMornings is a breakfast lecture series for the creative community (more), in 87 cities, 40’000 members

Business Model Innovation

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

new book by Allan Afuah on “Business Model Innovation”

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“Rooted in strategic management research, Business Model Innovation explores the concepts, tools, and techniques that enable organizations to gain and/or maintain a competitive advantage in the face of technological innovation, globalization, and an increasingly knowledge-intensive economy. The book investigates how organizations can use innovations in business models to take advantage of entrepreneurial opportunities (more)

Voyage au pays des modèles d’affaires

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Séminaire au GReSI (web), Montréal

Le séminaire aura pour objectif de passer en revue une quinzaine d’années de recherches, de réflexions et d’accomplissements dans la mise au point d’outils, conceptuels et informatiques, pour soutenir la conception de modèles d’affaires. On distinguera trois périodes de chacune environ quatre années dans cette évolution. La première correspond à la modélisation conceptuelle d’une Business Model Ontology.

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créativité et collaboration

Friday, June 27th, 2014

meeting with Francis Gosselin, founder with Louis-Félix Binette of FandCo (web), a creativity and collaboration consulting firm, very cool

I have also discovered the Creative morning at Montreal (web)

“The Montreal chapter of CreativeMornings was launched for creating a community of people who shared their passion. They put a lot of energy into organizing events, at 8am on the last Friday of every month, that showcase unique speakers in various Montreal creative hotspots

Groupement des chefs d’entreprise

Friday, June 20th, 2014

rencontre avec Michel Bundock, directeur général du Groupement des chefs d’entreprise du Québec (web), récemment tombé sous le charme du Business Model Canvas …

“Le Groupement des chefs d’entreprise est un réseau rassemblant 1800 membres, dans plus de 235 clubs au Québec, au Nouveau-Brunswick, en Belgique, en Suisse et en France, pour accompagner la progression des chefs propriétaires de PME et leurs successeurs (more)

Sustainable business models

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

meeting and interesting discussion with Alexandre Joyce, designer, about his thesis on sustainability, business models and design. Last year, we started to work on the idea of three “layers” of sustainable business models: business, ecological and social. The model seems to be much more mature, and has been applied in several contexts and workshops.

Alexandre travaille pur l’Institut de développement de produits, “une association à but non lucratif dont la mission est d’accélérer l’adoption de meilleures pratiques en développement de produits et en écoconception afin de rendre les entreprises plus compétitives” (more). Alexandre va prochainement animer un “Atelier d’innovation par les modèles d’affaires”.

Alexandre est aussi assistant de recherche à Concordia et travaille sur un projet de recherche en “tessellation” (wikipedia) qui a pour objectif de définir l’ADN des objets sur base de leur forme.

Mobile event technology

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

super discussion with Bänz Ledin, founder and CEO of SpotMe (web), on the event management and business models

“SpotMe, founded in 2001, provides powerful and reliable mobile app platform, enabling the design and delivery of more productive and enjoyable event experiences … ” (more)

Growth hacking

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

Discussion with François Briod (@BriodF), co-founder of Tawipay (web), a comparison website for money transfer services

The discussion also concerned “Growth hacking”, term coined by Sean Ellis (web), “a marketing technique developed by technology startups which uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure (wikipedia)

See also a recent blog post ob WSJ, entitled ‘Growth Hacking’ Helps Startups Boost Their Users: Strategy Includes Data-Driven Experiments and Online Tactics (blog). The discipline of marketing is ‘shifting from people-centric to API-centric activities’, dixit Andrew Chen (blog). Nice examples on the Growth hackers web.