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Strategyzer Bootcamp

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

The 5-day Strategyzer “Train the Trainers Bootcamp”, at the end of August, “for business coaches who want to get to the next level in business model/value proposition design and Lean Startup, and to learn about the trade secrets Strategyzer has developed based on global bestsellers Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design (web)

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with talks by 3 Thinkers50: Rita McGrath, Steve Blank, Henry Chesbrough, visit on site by Elmar Mock (inventor of the Swatch), Stefano Mastrogiacomo (The Alignment Map), Christian Sinobas (Kiwi); and online talks by Dave Gray (The Culture Map), Dan Roam (Back of the Napkin), and Tony Ulwick (Jobs-to-be-done).

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BMGEN tool of the day

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Tool of the Day as recommended by uxjobsboard (tweet)


BMGEN #1 on Amazon

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

BMGEN #1 again on Amazon Best Sellers in Strategic Business Planning, approximately 97 percent of the time

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Asian leading universities

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

National University of Singapore (NUS) has just claimed the top position in the 2016 Times Higher Education Asia University Rankings, out today (web)


Bye bye Montréal

Friday, July 15th, 2016

Un magnifique séjour de quelques semaines à Montréal, plein de rencontres avec les collègues de HEC Montréal et une dizaine de conférences, ateliers et autres master classes:

Atelier pour la Banque Nationale à Québec
Jury pour Entreprism à HEC Montréal
Conférence pour NEOMED
Masterclass Strategyzer avec Alex à Boston
Masterclass BMGEN/VPDesign à HEC Montréal
Conférence pour les dirigeants de QG100
Conférence au centre de recherche de Hydro Québec
Conférence pour eComMontréal
Atelier pour l’Ecole de créativité MOSAIC
Vidéos pour la Social Business Creation Competition


Wednesday, July 13th, 2016

Both BMGEN and VPDesign books into top #10 on Amazon in Management,
BMGEN into the top #20 of all books
VPDesign into the top #100 of all books


BMGEN on Stanford MBA reading list

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

BMGEN recommended by Stanford MBAs for reading this summer, recommended by Alex Lofton, founder of Landed


Don’t Let Your Company Culture Just Happen

Friday, July 8th, 2016

Blog post on HBR (web), with Alex and Kavi on The Culture Map we designed with Dave Gray.


“Companies should be as intentional about culture as they are about strategy and business model innovation. We believe that a tool is incredibly important for discussing and capturing organisational culture”

“For the week it went live it had the highest share and save rates on HBR site. It’s clear the readers appreciated it!” dixit the Editor

Modèles d’affaires des entreprises familiales

Thursday, July 7th, 2016

séances avec Luis Cisneros (hec) sur les modèles d’affaires des entreprises familiales et familles en affaires

L’objectif est de décliner le Business Model Canvas en trois questionnements pour aborder les trois domaines critiques d’une entreprise familiale: “entreprise, famille et patrimoine”, du Family Circle Business Model, proposé par Tagiuri et Davis.


On pourrait envisager en plus du Business Model Canvas, un Family Model Canvas, similaire au Mission Model Canvas (web), et un Ownership Model Canvas pour le financement …

Culture map of Amazon

Sunday, June 26th, 2016

Based on the letter that Jeff Bezos sent to shareholders about the Amazon’s corporate culture, we described this corporate culture using to The Culture Map we developed with Alex and Dave Gray (see article on the HBR post here)


The outcomes presents the growth as the main goal and some achievements according this objective. The behaviours corresponds to positive actions people performed insideAmazon, such as willingness to fail, eagerness to invent, and patience to think long term. These visible behaviors are driven by enabling factors such as high judgement individuals or teams, risk-acceptance mentality, and reversible decision, if failure is detected.

see also the blog post by Kavi (post), entitled “How Jeff Bezos Maintains Amazon’s Killer Company Culture”