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Organizations are considering the human aspect when securing their IT infrastructures

A major challenge that most IT departments face while managing the security of IT infrastructure is that, in addition to the growing sophistication and frequency of threats, employees flout rules and policies, thereby increasing the risks. A majority of the issues have to do with data leakage and processes which lead to malwares that spread because of pervasive ignorance about processes or correct methodologies. More often than not, these companies lack proper security policies and are…


Added by sarah johnson on September 22, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Branding - Using Your Own Name In The Business

A current client of mine, a tailor, is just in start-up mode and is debating that age old question for solopreneurs – “Should I use my own name for the business name.”  It’s a question I get often but he has a distinct twist to it in the sense that he was thinking of using his middle name as his last…


Added by Tim Rudkins on September 17, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

"Why Every Company Needs a Chief Corporate Entrepreneur”

Alex Osterwalder's CxOTalk is available on our latest post "Why Every Company Needs a Chief Corporate Entrepreneur”! Check it out! …


Added by Strategyzer on September 17, 2014 at 2:29am — No Comments

Factors that are shaping the automotive market of the future

The various factors shaping consumer demands are also altering their transportation methods. Current advancements in technology and the advent of connected users have further fashioned the automotive sector. However, this has resulted in a number of complex questions that have impacted the automotive sector’s products and how they engage with their end-users. The following are some of the dynamic factors that have resulted in this change in the automotive…


Added by sarah johnson on September 15, 2014 at 4:41pm — No Comments

New Strategyzer Blog post: Apple Pay: An Obvious Value Proposition

Curious about #Apple 's newly announced Apple Pay? So were we. We write about this #ValueProposition on our latest blog post!

Added by Strategyzer on September 12, 2014 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Humor and Happiness

Something light to start-up after the summer holidays: What do Humor and Happiness have in common?

Added by Patrick Verdonk on September 12, 2014 at 11:01am — No Comments

Technology helping life sciences organizations to move forward

The article describes some of the new modes of technology that are helping the life science companies to move forward with their R&D and interaction with customers. In order to improve the way of connecting with their customers, the companies are utilizing these modes to their best capacity.…


Added by sarah johnson on September 11, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Phone calls: the new marketing currency

The success of any business depends on its ability to gain new customers. There are many different ways to go about this. Mobile technology has changed the marketing game. Today, mobile is the single most important way for businesses to find customers. That’s because nearly everyone has a mobile device, and nearly everyone is using them so search for local businesses every day.

In the past, the currency of mobile marketing has been clicks. It’s the way that marketers track which…


Added by dyenn luz on September 6, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

New Strategyzer blog post: "How CVS's Business Model Smokes the Competition”

 #bmgen #VPDesign

Added by Strategyzer on September 4, 2014 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Emerging Business Models Driven By Predictive Analytics

I am pleased to contribute to the Forum and look forward to discussions with other members.

Two areas related to business models in my view should be discussed. First, predictive analytics which is reshaping traditional business models and changing the competitive landscape. These new tools analyze millions of "information records", develop "rules" to explain the outcomes with major improvement in speed and accuracy. Note information records may include traditional databases, as well… Continue

Added by Paul B Silverman on September 4, 2014 at 4:25am — No Comments

How many customers does a Freight Broker have?


While working on creating a business model for a freight brokerage business it occurred to me there might be more than one customer.

A freight broker gets paid by the shipper, so it's pretty clear the shipper is one of the customers. But, then the broker has to find a carrier to transport the cargo. It's part of the broker's responsibility to network and build relationships with the carriers just like he does with the shippers. The broker has to be able…


Added by Tom Martin on September 2, 2014 at 6:40pm — 2 Comments

4 Errors that Could Kill Your Business Model

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Added by Strategyzer on September 2, 2014 at 2:09am — No Comments

New Strategyzer blog post: How to Run a Tiny Multinational

Here at Strategyzer, we’re made up of roughly 20 people spread across 4 continents, 8 countries, and 5 time zones. Four years ago we decided that from the start building virtual teams of professionals from around the world was the best way to attract talent, limit commuting, and avoid relocation. Could it be that tiny multinationals like ours are the organizational structure of the…


Added by Strategyzer on August 28, 2014 at 3:14pm — No Comments

New Strategyzer Blog post: 5 Questions You Never Dared to Ask About the Business Model Canvas

Millions of users have successfully applied the Business Model Canvas both in the startup and corporate world. Here are five common questions that people don't always dare to ask us.

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Added by Strategyzer on August 21, 2014 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Business Model Definitions, Frameworks and Classifications

For those who have shown an interest in my business model whitepaper in the past, there is an updated paper in the new 'Journal of Business Models.' See my blog for more information.

Added by Erwin Fielt on August 19, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

New Strategyzer Blog post: The Future of Strategy and Innovation: Computer Aided Design (CAD)

Picture strategists and innovators using tools and processes enabled by Computer Aided Design (CAD) just like architects and engineers do every day. That initial idea for Strategyzer was born 14 years ago when I started a PhD with Prof Yves Pigneur. In this post I'll…


Added by Strategyzer on August 18, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

A primer on the business model canvas

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.…


Added by Mike Lachapelle on August 13, 2014 at 6:49pm — 2 Comments

Does the business model section of a business plan document cause any effect on the outcome of a business plan application for funds?

Hi guys,

My name is Marcelo de Resende, I am currently studying at Essex University. I am due to start my end of course research.  My initial idea is to conduct a research on the following subject: 

Osterwalter A, and Pigneur Y, (2006) talked about how their business model approach should be fitted within the traditional format of business plans. In it,…


Added by Marcelo De Resende on August 10, 2014 at 11:35pm — No Comments

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