Online courses on BMGEN/VPDesign

August 23rd, 2017

Two online courses developed by Strategyzer on BMGEN and VPDesign


Mastering Business Models (web)
An online course that will teach you how to map, design, assess, and test Business Models

Mastering Value Propositions (web)
An online course that will teach you how to better understand customers, and create value propositions that sell

Collaborative tools

August 18th, 2017

The article “Designing Tools for Collectively Solving Ill-Structured Problems” by Hazbi Avdiji, Dina Elikan, Stéphanie Missonier, accepted at HICSS’2018, in the track “Processes and Technologies for Team Collaboration”.

Ill-structured management problems are of paramount importance for organizations today. As they are complex to solve, they are undertaken by teams of diverse individuals who make use of tools to help them in solving such problems. Most tools either focus on supporting collaborative practices or are dedicated to solving specific ill-structured problems. In this paper, we bridge these two perspectives and provide design principles for tools that both support collaboration and are tailored for specific ill-structured problems. We derived these design principles from our participant observation of two critical cases of such collaborative tools: the Business Model Canvas and the Team Alignment Map. We lay the theoretical and design foundations for future developments of similar collaborative tools. Our paper illustrates the value that the IS discipline can bring to the increasing call for a design approach to management by rigorously developing tools for co-design.

Review: “It is among the best works submitted to the mini-track this year. Well done!”

Dear CEO

August 17th, 2017

Our letter with Alex to CEOs, alongside 50 personal letters from world’s leading business Thinkers50 (web)


See the the letter on the Strategyzer’s Blog post

Graines d’entrepreneurs

August 16th, 2017

Rencontre et discussion avec Nadine Reichenthal et Laurence Halifi, fondatrices de Graines d’entrepreneurs (web), qui a adopté (et adapté) BMC &VPC dans leur formation des jeunes

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“Le programme scolaire “Graines d’Entrepreneurs” fait partager aux jeunes le goût d’innover, et la joie d’entreprendre un projet. 

BM portfolio

August 14th, 2017

Follow-up of our work session w/ Alex on “Business Model Portfolio” …

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Corporate startup

August 13th, 2017

Recommended reading: “The Corporate Startup” by Tendayi Viki, Dan Toma and Esther Gons, on How established companies can develop successful innovation ecosystems


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Artistic BMC

August 11th, 2017

The Business Model Canvas revisited by the Swiss artist Nicolas Bamert (web)



August 9th, 2017

USIEvents: “Les 5 conférences USI indispensables à tout entrepreneur …”



July 31st, 2017

Honoured to be shortlisted again with Alex for the Thinkers50 Strategy Award 2017 (list)


Previous winners: Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur (2015); Rita McGrath (2013); W Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne (2011).

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AIM – appels à communications

July 27th, 2017

Appels aux communications pour les deux prochaines conférences de l’AIM, le pré-ICIS à Séoul en décembre et le colloque annuel à Montréal en mai 2018.

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Un pré-ICIS AIM 2017 pourrait avoir lieu en marge de la conférence ICIS à Séoul qui se déroule du 10 au 13 décembre 2017 … (CfP)

Les préparatifs du 23e Colloque de l’Association Information & Management(AIM) qui se déroulera, du 16 au 18 mai 2018, à Montréal, Canada, avancent à grands pas …  (CfP)