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tournée asiatique

Monday, April 25th, 2016

End of our spring tour in Asia: Singapore, Tokyo, Kyoto and Seoul. More than fifteen keynotes, lectures and workshops on BMGEN/VPdesign. Fruitful visits and interesting meetings in prestigious universities (NUS, Tokyo, Kyoto, Keio, Tama, Waseda), incubators and companies.

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Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016

Visit at the Dongdaemun Design Plaza (web) in Seoul, and its Design Lab, designed by Zaha Hadid

“Based on the concept of a “Metonymic Landscape” and reminiscent of flowing water, the DDP embraces both Korean tradition and the future of ever-changing design, as well as spatial flexibility” (more)

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Club HEC Singapour

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Invited by the Club HEC Singapour, after-work for the HEC alumni, organised by Laura Zaccaria


Lean launchpad at NUS

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Lean LaunchPad Singapore (5th run) Final Presentations, organised by Prof. Poh Kam Wong, with Jerry Engel, Berkeley, at NUS The Hangar (web),

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“We’re pleased to present 11 teams, which includes 8 teams participating in the second edition of PUB’s Hydropreneur Programme (HPP). Teams from NUS, NTU and Ngee Ann Poly will share the key lessons learnt in their LLP journey, which started in Jan 2016 with the development of their Business Model Canvas.


Friday, March 18th, 2016

keynote on BMGEN/VPDesign, at Infocomm BASH incubator, organised by Sébastien Monnet, Embassy of Switzerland

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In this interactive talk with hands-on exercises, Yves Pigneur 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. He will, in particular, get participants to apply the concepts, canvases and tools to design sustainable business models and innovative value propositions. Design thinking and customer development will also be emphasised for exploring, prototyping and experimenting value propositions and business models.

Back again to NUS

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

A short visit to National University of Singapore (NUS) b-school, invited by Prof. Thompson Teo (web) and Chung Piaw Teo, head of the DS department

Culture map in The Smart Manager

Friday, February 12th, 2016

Article with Alex and Kavi, entitled “Why your company might be risking a Kodak moment”; a first look at the Culture Map.

“You can be an innovative company and still go bankrupt. Take Kodak for example. They were a pretty innovative company, but that didn’t prevent them from going bust. Despite inventing the core technology used in digital cameras today, Kodak’s technology innovation wasn’t enough for the company to figure out a business model that could be a central piece to their future growth strategy. … (see blog post on Strategyzer)


in The Smart Manager (web), THE business magazine in India

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How Design Thinking Will Reshape Business Model Innovation

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

In this Strategyzer blog post with Alex and Kavi, we explain how a technique made famous by architects like Frank Gehry can transform the way leaders can solve business problems in today’s rapid and dynamic business environment. [...] as analyzed and emphasized by Richard Boland and his colleagues at Case Western …  more


Innovation playground

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Work session with Sam Schneider, designer, founder and partner of CustomFuture (web), on drafting a book, developing a new conceptual tool – the “Innovation Playground Canvas”, and defining a design process in order to conceptualise and prototype everything from brand, looks, functions, interactions, experience to business model in 2 weeks.


Culture map

Monday, January 11th, 2016

blog post by Kavi on the Strategyzer’s blog, entitled “Best Practices: How To Use The Culture Map”

“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. In this post, we collected 7 best practices from Dave Gray and Alex Osterwalder for using the Culture Map in collaborative sessions … (more)


Another blog post by Dave Gray here on “Culture Mapping as a way to move a sales team from product-focus to solution orientation”