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Hi everyone, I'm Anna, marketer, community manager, event organizer and COO of university business incubator. Due to my activity, I'm working on business models a lot – sometimes personally, sometimes with my colleagues and partners, sometimes I consult startups. Recently I realized that the most convenient way to work on business model is to combine offline and online tools – it allows to talk face to face, then back to the results and collaborate. The online tool I and my…Continue
Added by Anna Boyarkina on December 9, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Gamification is a two-edged sword. Gamification represents both danger and opportunity. But first, what is “gamification”?
According to IT Research and Advisory firm, Gartner, “Gamification is the use of game design and game mechanics to engage a target audience to change behaviors, learn new skills or engage in innovation.” For me, gamification involves the seamless use of game strategies, tactics, and tools to entertainingly…
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About a week ago, the startup world got ablaze from reading Steve Blank’s blog post, “A New Way to Look at Competitors.” In the blog post, Blank notes that the traditional Competitive Graph – which focuses on differentiating offerings of “Our Company” vs. “Our Competitors” - is “inappropriate for startups or existing companies creating new markets.” Blank goes on to offer a Petal Diagram which places a given company (startup) in…Continue
Added by Rod on November 18, 2013 at 3:05am — No Comments
There’s only one answer as to why an object dies. My hypothesis is that living organisms die or become extinct when their supersystems (ecosystems) fail to create and manage Red Ocean Disruption teams that rapidly discover and solve BUMPs. In simple terms, organisms die because of “non-problem solving.” The late science philosopher, Karl Popper, expressed this point succinctly when he said, “All life is problem solving.” Popper…Continue
Added by Rod on November 14, 2013 at 9:38pm — No Comments
I am currently working on this for my MBA, and would like to see how others may have adapted this model.
Any one using bmg strategies to retest existing models to assess new insights or best practices?
Strategy and innovation are critical elements that are prerequisites for companies as they compete for market share, maintain their current markets or are seeking to expand their markets. Strategy should be worn as a lose garment that is flexible and agile to allow companies the ability to respond quickly to changes in the business environment.…Continue
Added by Renee Sanders on November 8, 2013 at 4:12pm — No 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…Continue
Over 90% of startups go bankrupt within a year. The main reason is that targeted customers buy few or no “visionary” products and services that are originally described in traditional business plans. Many entrepreneurs and startups are conscientiously using Waterfall Planning and Execution to build products and services that customers do not value. So, how are we solving the problem of cost-effectively translating bold visions and…Continue
For all people who has some trouble with english, here is Canvas traslated to spanish.
Para todos los que tengan algún problema con el inglés, aquí está el Lienzo de Modelo de Negocio en español.
Saludos desde Chile.…
Added by Marcelo Taito on October 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Hola a todos, quiero compartir con ustedes una plataforma totalmente gratuita para emprendedores y empresarios la cual permite diseñar un canvas en linea www.modelocanvas.com
Les agradeceria ademas sus comentarios ya que en estos momentos no somos los mejores pero con la ayuda de todos ustedes llegaremos a serlo, si pudieran compartir algunos de sus modelos conmigo para complementar la plataforma seria genial!
Estare atento a todos sus…Continue
Added by Marlon Fernandez on October 12, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
"When people's Leaps of Faith are validated by reality, they are celebrated as Visionaries.
When people's Leaps of Faith never come to fruition, they are dismissed as Lunatics or Assholes."
*** 'Leap of Faith' is a phrase commonly attributed to the Danish Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, who is one of my favorite philosophers. Kierkegaard once said, "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." How wise! It is only after living that…
Added by Rod on October 10, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments
This article was originally published on Huffington Post.
We set out on a journey in search of Capitalism 2.0, but we found so much more...
Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has…Continue
Added by Michael Derek Townsend on October 10, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments
In last month’s publication of the Wall Street Journal (online) – Cesare Mainardi - the CEO of Management Consulting firm Booz & Co. – noted in an article that in 2012, innovation expenditure reached a record level of US$600 billion among the top 1000 spenders; that is, an average of US$600 million per top innovation spender. However, only a quarter of those spenders say that they are highly effective at innovation. The…Continue
Added by Rod on October 7, 2013 at 5:09am — No Comments
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.
Added by Mike Lachapelle on October 4, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments
Although the Business Plan thinks that reports of its death are highly exaggerated,…
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In the world of business, one question that intrigues authors and theorists as well as entrepreneurs, startups, and established businesses is the Radically Successful Business (RSB) question: “How are Radically Successful Businesses (RSB) created and managed?”
The RSB question has flummoxed authors such as Tom Peters and Robert Waterman as well as Jim Collins and Jerry Porras. The selected excellent and Built-To-Last…
Added by Rod on September 12, 2013 at 9:22pm — No Comments
Business Models Inc., the international strategy and business model consultancy agency based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is opening a network of ten international offices as from September 2013: US (Palo…Continue