Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

visite à CandySan

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Une dernière visite, avant le retour en Suisse, chez Benoît Theveny (iciJapon), entrepreneur tokyoïte, dont la boutique en ligne de friandises japonaises connaît une croissance assez extraordinaire. Sa maison regorge de marchandise, une véritable ruche, et le camion de la poste y passe trois fois par jour pour charger les colis qui partent à l’étranger.

visit at Waseda

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

visit at Graduate School of Business and Finance, invited by Prof. Tatsuyuki Negoro, dean, and Kaori Togashi


BMGEN at Todai

Monday, April 18th, 2016

Seminar at the University of Tokyo (TODAI), invited by Prof. Hideyuki Horii, head of the iSchool (web)

The iSchool organises each summer the UTokyo Innovation Summer Program (TISP2016). During the 2-week program, students studying in Universities outside Japan and students in UTokyo, will engage in classes, workshops and fieldwork in Tokyo followed by a program to a local region of Japan.

This keynote will introduce the latest Business Model Innovation and Lean Startup tools. Participants will learn the latest on how to design and test business models and value propositions to decrease the risks of innovation. Design thinking and customer development will also be emphasised for exploring, prototyping and experimenting value propositions and business models. Ground rules and pitfalls in the usage of the Business Model Canvas in large corporations will be illustrated.

Visit at Keio

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Visit at Keio Media Design (KMD), at Yokohama, invited by the dean Prof. Masa Inakage (web)


“The Graduate School of Media Design (KMD) was established to train talented individuals to work on the global stage building and running new industries for the coming “creative society,” a world in which the driving force of the economy will be creativity rather than productivity or efficiency …” (more)


The Culture Map by Xplane

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016

workshop on The Culture Map by Dave Gray (sign up here for the Newsletter)


“Since Dave Gray and Strategyzer launched the Culture Map, thousands of people around the world have downloaded the tool to help them design their corporate culture.

The blog post on Strategyzer and another post by Dave Gray

Culture_map_strategyzer   get the Culture Map here


Reimagining the Business Model Canvas

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016

At SVA’s Products of Design, the course “Business Structures”, by Amy Whitaker, is about business as a language and a design medium; the students experimented with reimagining the business model canvas. Amy’s quote: “it was, as always, fun to see business in the hands of designers.

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L’art du pitch

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

L’art du pitch par Dina Elikan, qui débute ce printemps comme doctorante à HEC Lausanne

Le pitch est l’arme absolue des startupers. En quelques secondes, ils doivent captiver l’attention de leur auditoire et expliquer leur business. Pour les jeunes du Silicon Valley Startup Camp, découvrir ce discours flash et ses ressorts constitue une expérience inédite (publié sur le blog de Bilan en septembre 2015)


The Mission Model Canvas

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

A joint blog post on the Steve Blank’s blog and the Strategyzer’s blog presenting “The Mission Model Canvas”, an adapted business model canvas for mission-driven organisations. The question was How do we use the Business Model Canvas if the primary goal is not to earn money, but to fulfill a mission? In other words, how can we adapt the Business Model Canvas when the primary metrics of success for an organization is not revenue?  (post) (post)


BMGEN and designers

Monday, February 15th, 2016

a short article in FastCoDesign recommending to “Know The Business Model Canvas, a handy document for quickly visualizing any business model …”

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BMGEN at Lift conference

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

Our co-author Greg Bernarda is running a BMGEN/VPDesign prototyping lab at LIFT conference with Strategyzer


Alex joined the Prototyping Lab as a robot