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🟢 TRIZ as a cheat code for  business model innovation
Members May 11, 2023 by philippe in Expert

🟢 TRIZ as a cheat code for business model innovation

I had on hold for quite a few weeks an article on how I sometimes use some tools to help generate and challenge business ideas or formulate different business models around new technology. One of the tools I've been using for years is the TRIZ methodology. It'...

Playing the PESTEL bingo
May 9, 2023 by philippe in Advanced

Playing the PESTEL bingo

I often used a simple trick when discussing turbulent zones in any market and trying to monitor as weak signals might become trends. I check how many events have been recently going on on a quick PESTEL checklist. If more than 3 or 4 of the letters have been checked...

🟢 Fifty shades of digital
March 23, 2023 by philippe in Advanced

🟢 Fifty shades of digital

Digital, digital, digital! For most, it seems to be black magic, or worse, a concept so simple that everyone gets it now! Well, it's neither (even if I'm not entirely sure about black magic). Let me share a framework on 'what is digital' that I've been refining for a few years...

Moving from product to minimum viable business
March 13, 2023 by philippe in Toolbox

Moving from product to minimum viable business

In October 2012, I was already writing about the Lean Startup and the whole MVP fallacy. As I still get many questions about it, it's probably worth translating the article from French (with some cleaning up) and sharing it again.

🟢 What's your Kobayashi Maru dilemma?
Members March 9, 2023 by philippe in Newsletter

🟢 What's your Kobayashi Maru dilemma?

This week we're done with the GAFAMs and ChatGPT! Let's go back to a key innovation mindset component and some tools. I give you the Kobayashi Maru dilemma... (and yes, I briefly considered trolling Star Trek fans with a Star Wars picture 😱).

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