Archive for the ‘ideas’ Category

A future Strategyzer bootcamp …

Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Working session 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:

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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

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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).

Sustainable Business Models

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

PhD Oral defence by Alexandre Joyce, at Concordia University, presenting “A Proposal for a Design Approach to more Sustainable Business Models: Tools, process and outcomes to imagine the future of organisations”

“Stories of organizations transforming their business model is nothing new. At some point in time, any organization, big or small, reaches a crossroad where strategic thinking points towards reinvention. However, we argue that most business model changes are not specifically designed for environmental or social benefits but predominantly economic gain …  (more)

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BMGEN/VPDesign at entrePrism

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Jury avec Claude Pinard, directeur de la Fondation Saputo, et Prof. Luis Cisneros, pour le concours de entrePrism de HEC Montréal: 8 présentations intéressantes par de jeunes entrepreneurs passionnés en business social, développement durable ou économie du partage, tous utilisant le BMC et VPC.

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entrePrism, un modèle novateur d’entrepreneuriat comme outil d’intégration sociale et économique, a pour objectif d’accompagner des entrepreneurs notamment issus des communautés culturelles dans le démarrage de nouvelles entreprises et dans la croissance des activités d’entreprises existantes  (more)

How innovators think

Friday, May 27th, 2016

I’m discovering the Laurent Haug’s website on his upcoming book “How Innovators Think”

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“How Innovators Think is a project to identify and research the patterns in the thinking of the world’s top innovators, to find out how it differs from that of non-innovators. In today’s world, innovation is an imperative, but very few people and organizations succeed at it (more)

Creative Mornings à Montréal

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Excellente conférence et jolie rencontre avec l’architecte Jean-François St-Onge, lors du Creative Mornings sur “Reality” (web) à Montréal, animé par Louis-Félix Binette à l’Auberge St Gabriel.

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Jean-François a créé l’agence ADHOC (web). Il a présenté 5 attitudes clés du métier d’architecte: celles du parachutiste, du tai chi, du contorsionniste, du surfeur et du bobbeur, illustrées par 5 super projets de son agence.

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thesis on IS development

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016

Thesis defence at HEC Montréal, on “Three essays on IS development”, by Gregory Vial, supervised by Suzanne Rivard

Information systems development (ISD) projects are complex and challenging endeavors. Seeking to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the ISD process, practitioners have relied on various strategies to organize ISD. This thesis is composed of three essays which all rely on organizational theory as a reference discipline to provide the theoretical lenses that can help us increase our understanding of two of those strategies: (1) outsourced ISD and (2) agile ISD. The first essay adopts a deductive approach and draws from institutional theory to build a process explanation on effects of differences between parties in outsourced ISD projects. The second essay focuses on agile ISD to investigate, using a multiple case study design, how project teams experience agility in ISD projects. The third essay adopts a deductive approach to propose a novel conceptualization of ISD as an organizational routine and explore the theoretical and empirical implications of this conceptualization using agile ISD as a contextual application. Overall the three essays that form this thesis address important questions to build theoretical as well as empirical insight in a rigorous manner on relevant topics of ISD research.

Health Information Systems

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Research seminar on Understanding the potential of Connected Health – the case of the Leanmbh project, by Prof.Frédéric Adam, University College Cork

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The talk will concentrate on a detailed presentation of the on-going Leanbh project which is aimed at developing and testing a home based solution for the early detection of pre-eclampsia and other blood pressure related disorders in expecting mothers. More generally, it will consider broad range of issues which are inherent in the concept of connected health with a specific focus on the application of mobile computing and decision support ideas into the clinical environment.

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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.