"You would be surprised that existing viable businesses find it useful yo create a BM canvas to understand their current business and that of their competitors (this includes alternative products and/or substitutes). This process works for all,…"
"Any model is an abstraction of reality. They help us get some clarity and it is cheaper and smarter to create these models on paper or PC/iPad and test them out with a few alternatives BEFORE going and building the real one.
As with any model, we…"
Dear AllI just returned from India where I ran pro-bono workshops featuring BM with several entrepreneurs, including social entrepreneurs in Chennai, Bangalore and Coimbatore. The reception for BM was fantastic and thanks again to Alex et al for making this so accessible, and more importantly a teachable and practical framework that inspirtes action.On my visit, I chanced to come across a wonderful book about 20 social entrepreneurs in India titled 'I have a Dream' by Rashmi Bansal. I thiink it…See More
I am traveling in India and at my pro-bono business forums, I have been giving a huge plug for both BMC and BMY. The folks here love BMC and I am sure BMY would also get a very high appreciation.
"I have had a brief read of Roger Martin's book The Opposable Mind..and have not seen his more recent one as yet. Books cost an arm and a leg here in Australia!
My favourite though is Dr Charles Hampden-Turner from Cambridge University.…"
"Thanks Mike, I agree that the current canvas is universal enough that people can include social/environmental costs and benefits. I have done that myself and people do understand.
I like the rigour (and colour!) of your model. For those of us who have this iPad App, how do we get hold of your model without having to reinvent it? I know you can send the model as an email from the App but I have not figured how…"
The participants had some idea of what they wanted to do but lacked a framework to 'visualise' how it would work. Walking through the BM, they could see how the 9 spaces connected and in turn gave greater meaning to develop their…"
As Alex says, this would be an exciting intitiative.
I ran a two hour pro-bono BMG workshop for Social Entrepreneurs in Sydney and Melbourne and the participants (35 in total) simply loved it. They could now visualise what their enterprise…"
"Thanks for sharing Mike. Wonder why you left Customer Relationships blank given that you have Telemedicine and hence internet/phone is a medium of customer relationship.
Take a look at Atul Gawande's book 'Better- A Surgeon's Notes on…"
I was an invitee to the Sydney innovation workshop sessions (July 8-9) of the Carbon War Room where speakers included Virgin's CEO Sir Richard Branson and Jigar Shah, CEO of Carbon War Room (refer Business Model Canvas of Alex at: http://goo.gl/pf0HA ). While there was great enthusiasm of the 'greenies' and the converted to remake the world with a massive reduction in its carbon footprint, I felt than never before that here was a great opportunity to apply the…See More