The only four problems that innovators can solve

Innovation is a high-speed play field. To survive and strive in it you need find the right short-cuts. Here is a simple way to deal with “understanding the market problem”.

Running a regular business is not a simple thing, but it’s at least well documented and can be taught in various ways. It’s comparable to classical mechanics. Innovation on the other hand is the quantum physics of classical business. When its counter-intuitiveness has been laid out for you, you immediately feel like you get it. Then you need to get involved in it and you realize that you just don’t get it. Continue reading “The only four problems that innovators can solve”

Entretien avec Nicolas Nova sur les différents modèles d’innovation

En fin d’année dernière, Nicolas NOVA m’avait interviewé sur “Les enjeux des différents modèles d’innovation”. Cet entretien était réalisé dans le cadre  des travaux de la direction de Prospective et du Dialogue Public de la Métropole de Lyon sur les modèles d’innovation. Vous trouverez l’article dans sa publication originale ici et des points complémentaires plus bas.  Continue reading “Entretien avec Nicolas Nova sur les différents modèles d’innovation”

Mesurer l’intensité de l’innovation

Après mon article d’hier, il me semblait nécessaire d’aller au bout de la seule discussion technique que je commençais à soulever. Voici donc dans les grandes lignes un outil permettant de mesurer l’intensité de l’innovation. L’outil que j’ai choisi parmi cinq différents est celui que nous utilisons le plus en routine. Pour la petite histoire, je l’avais posée en 2008, quand je faisais encore des levées de fonds, pour permettre à des équipes de startups de communiquer avec leur banque. Continue reading “Mesurer l’intensité de l’innovation”

De old school à pure player : remixer son business model

J’interviens demain à Lyon lors de la conférence Blend sur le sujet en titre. Le pitch global de la présentation est le suivant : Continue reading “De old school à pure player : remixer son business model”

Stop pitching long tail business models

The long tail concept as it was introduced by Jeff BEZOS a few years ago with Amazon (and further explained by Chris ANDERSON), has destroyed what was the common sense approach of running a commerce. Before Amazon was a success, the common sense dictated that the Pareto rule was enforced: 20% of the products will command 80% of the sales. In some markets, like movies, music, video-games… it was even more extreme with only a few block-busters returning money each year. Continue reading “Stop pitching long tail business models”

New class on Business Model Design for Kedge Business School MBA

A few months ago, Kedge Business School was born from the strategic reunion of BEM (Bordeaux Ecole de Management) and Euromed Management. This new school is already an impressive business education platform, with more than 10,000 students in France, North-Africa, and China. Continue reading “New class on Business Model Design for Kedge Business School MBA”

Business Models of Digital Markets / part 1

I’m giving a 2 days course on the business models of digital markets, for the Master students in Digital Marketing of the International University of Monaco. As a preview, this are the slides for tomorrow session: Continue reading “Business Models of Digital Markets / part 1”