VPDesign video

September 27th, 2016

Our new video explaining the Value Proposition Canvas video is under construction by Daniela Neuebig, who already produced the BMGEN video (2 millions+ views)

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Business Model Innovation & Design

September 26th, 2016

New semester for the “Business Model Innovation and Design” course

IMG_6754   drawings by Cornelia

The objectives of this MScIS course are threefold. The first objective is to be able to accurately describe changes in industry structures and situations of business model innovation in general. The second objective is to master the design of business models and value propositions using a design-thinking attitude and adopting the “Managing as designing” paradigm. The third objective is to explain why and how information systems research can complement its traditional focus on decision making, organizational design, and performance analysis with an additional new focus on the design, selection, and simulation of business models and similar strategic notions …

syllabus (Moodle)

Collaborative Creativity Canvas

September 26th, 2016

Discussion with Martin Mahaux, University of Namur, on the design of his “Collaborative Creativity Canvas”


“Each box in the CCC reflects an aspect that influences your chances of success on a collaboratively creative effort …  (blog)

Systèmes d’information & design

September 26th, 2016

Le cours de systèmes d’information & design en 2ème bachelor à HEC recommence …


Le cours présente les principes de la conception et la pensée « design » appliqués aux services en ligne. Le cours introduit progressivement les concepts, les modèles et les techniques pour concevoir de nouveaux services, les processus sous-jacents et les modèles d’affaires correspondants. Le cours illustre également les techniques, les processus et les outils du design: scénario, histoire racontée, analyse de la tâche, brainstorming, carte conceptuelle, script, prototype, esquisse, …



the big pad of BMC and VPC

September 22nd, 2016

A notebook of Business Model Canvases and Value Proposition Canvases by Wiley …


BMGEN masterclass at Berlin

September 22nd, 2016

A two-day public masterclass on BMGEN/VPDesign at Berlin with Alex, with the nice sketches by Holger Nils Pohl (web)


After this workshop you will have:

  • Learned about and applied a practical visual language and innovation process to describe, challenge, and design strategy and business models.
  • Appreciated powerful examples of business model innovation, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups and social entrepreneurship ventures.
  • Explored and prototyped business models using design thinking, customer development, and lean start-up methods to boost future growth

Panel on BM design at SMS Berlin

September 18th, 2016

Panel with Raffi Amit and Clayton Christensen on The Art and Science of Business Model Design, during the SMS conference in Berlin

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“This panel connects the discourses on business models, disruptive innovation, and design by considering business models as design artifacts. Managers and entrepreneurs are the architects and system designers who conceive of innovative business models that may disrupt entire industries. The objectives of the proposed panel include: to address the community of academics, business practitioners, and consultants (the “ABCs”) to generate a deep dialogue about business model research and its applications, specifically with respect to industry disruption; to examine the roles of founders and top managers as architects and designers of their business models; and to highlight research opportunities at the intersection of business model research, disruptive innovation, and design (web)

Innovation Playground

September 16th, 2016

Another work session with Sam Schneider for refining and clarifying “The Innovation Playground Canvas”


MCI’s business model

September 15th, 2016

rencontre et discussion très intéressante avec Sébastien Tondeur, CEO de MCI (web) et membre de Entrepreneurs’ Organization (web). Succès impressionnant de MCI, bien présenté dans un article récent de Bilan:


Social Business Creation Competition

September 9th, 2016

Training at HEC Montreal and pitch to judges for the Social Business Creation competition (web), animated by Prof. Mai Thai, with the participation of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus.


A short video presenting best practices in business model design (video)