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Henry Karugu commented on Rod's blog post THE GLOBAL BUSINESS MODEL (GBM) PLAN FOR IMPROVING WELLNESS OF THE HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY:
"Awesome  stuff  Rod .I really liked  the approach you  have  used  integrating all the  various models to come up with the GBM !  "
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Rod commented on Rod's blog post The One Model That Visualizes How Every Living System or Organization Works and Prospers: BUSINESS MODEL CYBERNETICS
"I recently responded to some questions raised by Dr. Ali Anani in another forum regarding the diagram for Business Model Cybernetics. I thought the response would interest more people. So, here it is: ### Dr. Anani, your view of the above…"
Apr 9
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The One Model That Visualizes How Every Living System or Organization Works and Prospers: BUSINESS MODEL CYBERNETICS

Holistic System Thinkers as well as Cyberneticians have long postulated the hypothesis that the structure of every living system or organization (including businesses) is the same and different. Yet, models to visualize this hypothesis are complex and difficult to understand, let alone apply in practical business situations. The Cybernetic (Living) System model of the emerging discipline of Business Model Cybernetics presents a simple and multidisciplinary visualization of how every living…See More
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The CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (CE) GAMEPLAN: A Universal Design Model For Answering the 5 Most Important Questions in Successful Organizations

***Starting business design by using a Value Chain, Business Model Canvas, Lean Canvas, or other business model visualization is a wasteful process in terms of time, money, and other resources that are consumed. The Customer Experience (CE) Gameplan indicates why. In addition, the CE Gameplan can be used to explain why some business models succeed while others fail, decline, or die.A template of the Customer Experience (CE) Gameplan is available here:…See More
Mar 11
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The LEAN STARTUP LANGUAGE GAMEBOARD: A Fun Way to Learn and Master the Lean Startup Method

***"The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries is one of the most useful books any entrepreneur, startup, or established business could get. I regard "The Lean Startup" book as the bible on continuous innovation. However, many entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses are struggling to translate ideas, concepts, and principles of the Lean Startup Method into practice. The high rate of failure of startups continues while the Lean Startup Method largely remains a theory. To help entrepreneurs,…See More
Jan 28
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Why the BALANCED SCORECARD is Good but Not Great: The BUSINESS MODEL STRATEGY MAP

***Developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton in the 1990s, the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is the most widely used tool for managing the performance of a business. The BSC is used by the majority of companies in the Fortune 1000 as well as by many small and medium-scale businesses. The BSC focuses on managing a chain or “stream” of performance metrics rather than the output or traditional singular financial metric of profit. In the presentation below -…See More
Jan 24
Rod commented on Rod's blog post Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great
"Paul, Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate it. And best regards, Rod. "
Jan 24
Paul Hobcraft commented on Rod's blog post Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great
"Rod, I read your extensive reply and appreciate it. I like your thinking on the three engines of Enterprise, Growth and Value but it is such a pity, your thinking often gets diluted by sheer quantity of slides- surely some within your perspective…"
Jan 23
Rod commented on Rod's blog post Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great
"Below is a presentation on the "Business Model Jigsaw" which arranges in a 3 Stream-format the building blocks of the traditional Business Model Canvas. The Business Model Jigsaw eliminates all the previously mentioned criticisms of…"
Jan 22
Rod commented on Rod's blog post The Business Model Jigsaw Game: Mastering the Game of Business Model Disruption
"Below is a presentation on the "Business Model Jigsaw" which arranges in a 3 Stream-format the building blocks of the traditional Business Model Canvas. The Business Model Jigsaw eliminates all the previously mentioned criticisms of…"
Jan 22
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A Business Model Canvas-KILLER? Would the Business Model Canvas Evolve to Disrupt and Cannibalize Itself? Or, Would the Tool be Unchanged?

***The Business Model Canvas can be considered as a graphic organizer (high level TreeMap) that shows 9 tessellated elements, tiles, or “building blocks” of an archetypal business model. Since the 2009 publication of Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s “Business Model Generation” book, use and popularity of the Business Model Canvas (BMC) have surged worldwide. The BMC is enthusiastically used by entrepreneurs, startups, established businesses, and non-profit organizations as well as…See More
Jan 21
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The Business Model Jigsaw Game: Mastering the Game of Business Model Disruption

***A few days ago, I posted a presentation: "Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great." In my view, the traditional Business Model Canvas (BMC) can be made "greater" by converting it to a Business Model Jigsaw Game which is a visual gaming platform for presenting business model tools as well as problem solving, planning, and innovation methodologies.  The presentation below contains some ideas that focus on the main components of a Business Model Canvas (BMC) Jigsaw Game: a BMC…See More
Jan 13
Rod commented on Rod's blog post Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great
"Paul, I appreciate your feedback. However, I don't quite understand your statement that I "seem to enjoy sending conflicting signals." As someone who focuses on thought leadership, I value transparency and consistency of thoughts. If…"
Jan 12
Paul Hobcraft commented on Rod's blog post Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great
"Rod- you ask what we think? Permit me to say, you seem to enjoy sending conflicting signals. Firstly you extol numerous single page canvases about nearly everything- some of them good and valuable, then you point us to a new one page canvas and we…"
Jan 11
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Why the Business Model Canvas is Good But Not Great

***In a one-page graphic that could be accessed from the weblink below, I take a critical look at the Business Model Canvas.See http://goo.gl/pkCtYUWhat do you think?Best, Rod.See More
Jan 10

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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
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 One Model That Visualizes How Every Living System or Organization Works and Prospers: BUSINESS MODEL CYBERNETICS

Posted on April 5, 2014 at 11:03pm 1 Comment

Holistic System Thinkers as well as Cyberneticians have long postulated the hypothesis that the structure of every living system or organization (including businesses) is the same and different. Yet, models to visualize this hypothesis are complex and difficult to understand, let alone apply in practical business situations. The Cybernetic (Living) System model of the emerging discipline of Business Model Cybernetics presents a…

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The CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE (CE) GAMEPLAN: A Universal Design Model For Answering the 5 Most Important Questions in Successful Organizations

Posted on March 11, 2014 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

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Starting business design by using a Value Chain, Business Model Canvas, Lean Canvas, or other business model visualization is a wasteful process in terms of time, money, and other resources that are consumed. The Customer Experience (CE) Gameplan indicates why. In addition, the CE Gameplan can be used to explain why some business models succeed while others fail, decline, or die.

A template of the Customer Experience (CE) Gameplan is available…

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The LEAN STARTUP LANGUAGE GAMEBOARD: A Fun Way to Learn and Master the Lean Startup Method

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 10:32pm 0 Comments

***

"The Lean Startup" by Eric Ries is one of the most useful books any entrepreneur, startup, or established business could get. I regard "The Lean Startup" book as the bible on continuous innovation. However, many entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses are struggling to translate ideas, concepts, and principles of the Lean Startup Method into practice. The high rate of failure of startups continues while the Lean…

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Why the BALANCED SCORECARD is Good but Not Great: The BUSINESS MODEL STRATEGY MAP

Posted on January 24, 2014 at 5:56pm 0 Comments

***

Developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton in the 1990s, the Balanced Scorecard (BSC) is the most widely used tool for managing the performance of a business. The BSC is used by the majority of companies in the Fortune 1000 as well as by many small and medium-scale businesses. The BSC focuses on managing a chain or “stream” of performance metrics rather than the output or traditional singular financial metric of profit.



In the presentation…

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A Business Model Canvas-KILLER? Would the Business Model Canvas Evolve to Disrupt and Cannibalize Itself? Or, Would the Tool be Unchanged?

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 6:57pm 0 Comments

***

The Business Model Canvas can be considered as a graphic organizer (high level TreeMap) that shows 9 tessellated elements, tiles, or “building blocks” of an archetypal business model. Since the 2009 publication of Alexander Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur’s “Business Model Generation” book, use and popularity of the Business Model Canvas (BMC) have surged worldwide. 



The BMC is enthusiastically used by entrepreneurs,…

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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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