Rod
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Why are you passionate about business models and business model innovation?
I'm passionate about business models and business model innovation because I've independently developed a Zoomable Business Model (ZBM) that could be used to simply and visually describe, improve, design, innovate, and manage the whole as well as any element of a business. I'm interested in applying the ZBM to other situations as well as collaborating with other people working on business model design.
How would you best describe your level of expertise when it comes to business models?
expert
What's your URL?
http://businessmodels.ning.com
Who do you work for? What do you do?
Ideal Solutions Management (ISM)

International Technological University (ITU) in San Jose, Silicon Valley
What industry do you mainly work in (e.g. financial services, telco, utilities, public sector, academia, pharma...)?
computing
What is the size of the organization you work for?
freelance/independant
Do you want to add anything? Feel free. Any topic.
Alex,
I'd like to introduce you and other members of the community to a very simple but fascinating tool for visual modeling, analysis, brainstorming, and innovation. The tool, which I call the Infinitely Zoomable Page (IZP)" facilitates every aspect of business model analysis, design, innovation, and performance management. A specific application of IZP is the Zoomable Business Model (ZBM), which is a dashboard which integrates ideas from concepts and tools of business system modeling, value/supply chain, Six Sigma, and balanced scorecard. In short, the ZBM is a one-in-all tool for improving innovation, efficiency, and effectiveness of businesses.

I look forward to discussing and sharing ideas with as well as learning from the community.

Best,
Rod King, Ph.D.

Rod's Blog

THE AMBIDEXTERITY PRINCIPLE: How Every Great Leader, Strategist, and Team Creates Win-Win Solutions

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

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“Human progress greatly depends on our ability to create and adopt win-win solutions.” Rod King

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Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, once said:

 Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, ''On the one hand, on the other [hand].''”

If I may literally interpret Truman’s quote, Truman was saying that economists tend to offer two unipolar solutions that…

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A Simple Business Model Classification System for Every Industry on the Planet

Posted on July 4, 2015 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

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"There are three business model shapes in every industry on the planet." Rod King

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Millions of businesses and myriad business models exist in the world. However, every business or business model has one of three business model shapespipe, valley, or diamond. The graphic below presents a simple business model classification…

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4Q-Business Model Strip: The DNA of a Faster, Simpler, and Scalable Business Modeling Tool

Posted on June 7, 2015 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

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"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci

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Of all strategies for business growth, the approach of creating game-changing business model innovation is widely acclaimed as the most profitable and defensible way of growing a business. Extraordinarily successful companies such as Google, Apple, Groupon, Uber, and Airbnb introduced game-changing business models in their industries. From my perspective,…

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Business Plan vs. Business Model vs. Strategy. Eliminate the Blah-Blah-Blah in Startups & Companies!

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 7:39pm 0 Comments

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"Strategically executing and pivoting while tactically experimenting with your business model is most likely to translate an explicit vision and business plan into reality." Rod King

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In the world of business today, there are 3 “Musketeer”-questions for which there seem to be a virtually infinite amount of answers or “Blah-Blah-Blah!” Entrepreneurs, strategists, investors, and educators alike are struggling to properly…

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Management by Business Models (MBM): A Better Way to Design, Analyze, and Manage Businesses

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

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"A business model describes the way a business sustainably makes profit." Rod King

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Throughout the decades, there have been myriad approaches for designing, analyzing, and managing businesses. One of the most popular and enduring approaches is "Management By Objectives (MBO)." Popularized by Peter Drucker in his 1954 book, "The Practice of Management," Management By Objectives refers to…

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At 4:05am on November 22, 2012, Leticia Mendonca said…

Hi Rod,

Thanks for connecting. Have a great day ahead!

Regards,

Leticia

At 3:35pm on September 30, 2009, Lukas Feuerstein said…
Hi Rid !I'm currently writing my Master thesis on "data centric business models" and conducting a short 5-10 minutes online survey http://bit.ly/b27gF . I would be thrilled if you are able to participate
Thanks a lot
At 12:20pm on March 6, 2009, Jonas Lindelöf said…
Thanks for your message. Looking forward to hear about your model.

/Jonas
At 7:59am on February 20, 2009, Alex Osterwalder said…
Rod, good to have you on the Hub. Looking forward to hearing more about your ideas!
 
 
 

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