Drawing a big picture

November 2nd, 2018

New book by Prof. Noboru Konno and Prof. Ikujiro Nonaka, entitled “Drawing the Big picture”

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Pharma companies

October 29th, 2018

Article with Alex entitled “How to Build Invincible (Pharma) Companies” in Life Science Leader, October 2018

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Design Thinking

October 27th, 2018

Meeting and long discussion with Michael Lewrick, Chief Innovation Officer of Swisscom, and author of “The Design Thinking Playbook”

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interesting ideas on business ecosystems design …

BM Youth

October 13th, 2018

Tim Clark, the copy editor of BMGEN and author of Business Model You, has been helping the former career curriculum director for Detroit Public School Systems to create a new high school career curriculum based on Business Model You®.

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Book Project

October 12th, 2018

Another meeting w/ Alex and Alan on our new book project


Thesis defence at Unil

October 12th, 2018

Public defence of the Bertil Chapuis’s PhD thesis, entitled “Three Temporal Perspectives on Decentralized Location-aware Computing: Past, Present, Future”, supervised by Benoît Garbinato


October 12th, 2018

Atelier dans le cadre de MATIS à l’Université de Genève sur la conception de modèles d’affaires innovants, invité par Jolita Ralyté.

Si vous pensez que la transformation digitale va changer l’art du possible, soyez sûrs que votre entreprise n’oublie pas de renouveler son modèle d’affaires.

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Les objectifs pédagogiques de la journée sont donc les suivants (a) découvrir le Business Model Canvas et le Value Proposition Canvas, des outils visuels pour décrire, esquisser et remettre en question des modèles d’affaires, (b) mieux comprendre des exemples marquants d’innovation par les business models, et (c) évoquer certaines approches de “design thinking” appliquées à la conception, l’expérimentation et la rénovation de business models.


October 9th, 2018

Conférence “Innover et repenser son modèle d’affaire” pour l’association OIKOS de l’Université de Lausanne, en compagnie de Tesla



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CfP ECIS 2019 Design Research in IS

October 7th, 2018
27th European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS 2019)
June 8th – 14th 2019 / Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden (http://ecis2019.eu/)

Track “Design Research in Information Systems”

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Engines of Growth

October 6th, 2018

Our next book project with Alex and Alan …


Engines of Growth teaches not only know how to design superior business models but also the tools required to constantly reinvent themselves. In the his book, we demonstrate how any organization can become unstoppable by managing a portfolio of existing businesses and by simultaneously exploring a pipeline of potential new growth engines. Engines of Growth contains several practical and essential tools including the Business Portfolio Map, Innovation Metrics, the Culture Map and a series of illustrated Business Model Mechanics.

See Blueprint and Team here