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Mike Lachapelle replied to Carlos Fuks's discussion The environment map
"Yes it is, Carlos. The new book is an extension of the previous approaches and tools - business model canvas and business design environment. While the environment analysis is a broader outward analysis of your business model context, the value…"
Oct 14
Hady W liked Mike Lachapelle's discussion Request from Alexander Osterwalder to Hub participants
Oct 7
Mike Lachapelle replied to micol pogliani's discussion Need your help for my thesis !!
"Micol I can appreciate your desire for specific examples. There have been a few discussions around this before. Unfortunately for most, if not all of us, that consult with companies on their business models and innovation, we are constrained by…"
Oct 4
Mike Lachapelle replied to micol pogliani's discussion Thesis
"Micol This may be of some assistance as further reading. I have prepared a primer on the business model canvas building blocks. You are free to use…"
Oct 3
Mike Lachapelle replied to Tim Rudkins's discussion Sub-contractors - The new solopreneurs?
"Thanks Tim, excellent post. I lived most of what you are touching on here. I left a position as a senior strategic analyst in the federal government to start my own consulting firm. In the first year my business model went through 8 or 9 iterations…"
Sep 24
Mike Lachapelle replied to Luis Alberto Figueiredo de Sousa's discussion RISKS
"I think we need a little clarity on terms: BMG = Business Model Generation, the approach to business design that focusses on business models, using a common language, design thinking principles (customer insight, prototyping and iterative…"
Sep 22
Mike Lachapelle replied to Luis Alberto Figueiredo de Sousa's discussion RISKS
"Using your example, Company A who provides a certain technology resource is shown as partner in your business model. That is part of the design, a critical component in the model. In analyzing that partnership there are a few things you should…"
Sep 19
Mike Lachapelle replied to Luis Alberto Figueiredo de Sousa's discussion RISKS
"Luis; Addressing risk is part of the analysis of a business model, not the description of it. Thus risk is not an independent component of  business captured in the model. In the same way as one analyses a business model for its strengths and…"
Sep 18

Profile Information

Why are you passionate about business models and business model innovation?
As a business analyst my work is helping business owners address their problems and opportunities - from a purely business perspective. This approach has given me a whole new lens with which to view and understand the world.
How would you best describe your level of expertise when it comes to business models?
expert
What's your URL?
http://ca.linkedin.com/in/michaellachapelle
Who do you work for? What do you do?
I am the founder and principal analyst at Business Model Fulcrum.
What industry do you mainly work in (e.g. financial services, telco, utilities, public sector, academia, pharma...)?
Consulting to various industries and the public sector
What is the size of the organization you work for?
freelance/independant
Do you want to add anything? Feel free. Any topic.
I believe there is a rich vein of opportunity in the domain of business models and business model innovation. Like so much of our world, business reflects the accelerating need for change and adaptability. With the drivers of technology and economic challenge influencing the environment, understanding business models and business design will have a growing affect on the landscape.

Mike Lachapelle's Blog

A primer on the business model canvas

Posted on August 13, 2014 at 6:49pm 2 Comments

This is a project I have had on the back burner for quite a while. Glad to finally have it in a shareable format.

The link below is to a slideshare posting of the primer. In the document I look at each of the building blocks, as well as the best practices and ground rules taught by Alexander in the masterclass.…

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Leading a two-day masterclass in London

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 11:30pm 2 Comments

Hi all;

July 3 & 4 I will be in London, UK to deliver a two day Business Model Generation masterclass partnering with Gabrielle Benefied of Evolve Beyond.

This will be the first time we have had a chance to partner on a workshop since we participated in the BMG certified trainer course with Alexander Osterwalder in Vienna last fall. I am located in Ottawa, Canada and Gabrielle is in London. We are excited to be able to combine our knowledge and experience and share that…

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Report on the Train the Trainer event in Vienna

Posted on October 30, 2013 at 10:00pm 5 Comments

Well, I finally got some sit down time to write about the 2-day Train-the-Trainer session I attended. It’s been a fantastic week here in Vienna (we threw in some vacation time as well) and we have worn ourselves to a frazzle.

The Train-the-Trainer (herein known as TtT) session was organized by Strategyzer, Alex’s company behind all the workings of Business Model Generation and the arm that is working on tools. The concept was to bring together a cohort of BMG experts from around the…

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Coming to Vienna for Trainer Session - looking to connect with Hubbers

Posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:26pm 0 Comments

Hi 

I will coming to Vienna to attend the Train the Trainer workshop (Oct 28-29) and I was hoping to have a chance to meet with some of the local members of the Hub. Would love to get a feel for the work being done, and how you are using the canvas in your business pursuits.

I will be in Vienna for October 23 to Oct 31. 

Why it important to change how we understand customers

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

Some time ago I wrote about two reasons why I read and follow certain authors. There is something enervating in finding an author that shows you a way of looking at the world, a frame of reference that you haven’t previously considered that changes or expands your understanding of a subject. The second reason is where I discover an author who has articulated something that I have known or felt intuitively, but was perhaps unable to express clearly in my own right.

I am reading Rita…

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At 2:50pm on July 25, 2014, Tim Rudkins said…

Welcome to the group Mike!

At 8:36pm on July 1, 2013, JC Quintana said…

Mike, thank you for joining the group. I hope to collaborate with you and others on how CRM strategy impacts the entire canvas. My book, CRM to the People: Speaking Frankly About Customer Relationship Management is available on Amazon. However, I am of the thinking that my "knowledge is a drop, and my ignorance an ocean". Looking forward to learning from everyone in the hub.

At 2:27am on May 22, 2013, lacides castillo said…

Dear Mike,

It would be a pleasure and honour to be part of the team to revise the business model tools kit being translated  into spanish. I  am  Venezuelan (spanish mother tongue). I have been using Business model generation canvas for sometime, firstly on the transnational company in which have I been working for 10 years and the last years I have been working as Innovation Manager. On ther other hand; I am writting a book about strategies to solve venezuelan´s  problems  and one of my tools is the  Canvas in order to illustrate  proposals in easy way such as for private enterpreneurship , social and politic segments. Regards Lacides 

At 6:46am on November 25, 2012, Leon Benny Ordonez said…

Hello Mike, 

Im located in Ottawa, Currently looking to apply for the Supply Chain Management program at Algonquin College after spending two years creating different business ventures for myself to find my true passion.

Joined the Hub to meet and connect with like minded individuals in such a great network, it would be great to hear more from you. 

Benny 

At 1:21pm on February 6, 2012, Evert Jan van Hasselt said…

Interesting! Thanks for letting us know!

At 3:59pm on January 17, 2012, Peter Sonderegger said…

Hi Mike,

My pleasure. Next time hopefully in person.

At 12:47pm on August 2, 2011, Sandeep Supal said…

Hey Mike thx for adding.. I like the new interface of the businessmodelhub..great going!


At 4:01pm on July 26, 2011, Joshua Bicknell said…

Hi Mike, thanks for the suggestions! It's funny actually because I ordered Gamestorming this morning so that gives me hope that it was money well spent.

 

I haven't heard of the Lean Launchpad before but it looks like a great resource so thanks for that. I think I'll start a discussion and see if anyone on this site has any ideas

 

I actually had the idea to do this yesterday when I was re-reading BMG. I thought about how that book was crowdsourced from this community so I thought I could crowdsource some of the content of the Kenyan business design course in the same way if it's allowed...?

 

Thanks again.

At 5:53pm on July 13, 2011, David Culton said…

Mike, Great questions. In terms of leading the workshop, we would be facilitating the event and discussion (http://www.creativerealities.com). We would have to talk through things a bit more, as I imagine that leading people through exercises like these is part of what you do, and we'd be looking for you to participate in a bit of different way. As for your second question, certainly all travel costs would be paid, and we can discuss other compensation if appropriate. I should know a bit more on Friday. Next step for us would be to talk briefly to answer more questions and get a feel for each other. Could do that tomorrow, Friday or early next week if you're interested. Let me know.

Cheers,

David

At 1:05am on July 12, 2011, David Culton said…

Mike,

Thanks for the response. What we'd be looking for is someone facile in business model thinking to join us in a workshop, as a participant, to listen to information presented about the future of their industry -- what will be different, what competencies will be needed, what the landscape will even look like (as it is predicted to be quite different) -- and then offer potential elements of new business models to take advantage of this future. I'm heading off for the day but will review your page a bit more tomorrow. Let me know if you're still interested.

Cheers,

David

 
 
 

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