January 2014 Blog Posts (9)

A New Business Model Tool: The Value Exchange Map

Ever wanted to draw lines and arrows within the Business Model Canvas to indicate interactions among the various players in a value network?

The Institute for Strategic Innovation in collaboration with academics at Georgia State University (USA), companies, and consultants has developed a new tool called the Value Exchange Mapping (VEM) System.  VEM works with the Business Model Canvas to provide a kind of “stereo vision” with respect to the business…


Added by Dr. Michael S. Jordan on January 31, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Rod on January 28, 2014 at 10:32pm — No 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…


Added by Rod on January 24, 2014 at 5:56pm — No Comments

5 things you should stop doing in order to avoid recruitment pitfalls

Given today´s highly competitive markets, recruiting the right talent is not always an easy task.

Have a look at 5 things you should stop doing in order to get the maximum returns from your recruitment process


Added by Jose Carlos Tenorio Favero on January 22, 2014 at 5:02pm — No Comments

Applications of Business Model Innovation

I work as a product manager for a Mobile Network Operator. I am about to start a strategy development piece of work around Mobile data/internet, obviously something  that is now a key revenue generator for Mobile Network Operators. Although I know the business model innovation methodology is used analysing an organisation as a whole, I feel it could quite easily apply to  part of the business, in this case Mobile Data. Do you have a view on this at all?

Added by Neil Choudhary on January 22, 2014 at 4:20pm — 1 Comment

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,…


Added by Rod on January 21, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

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…


Added by Rod on January 13, 2014 at 4:33am — 1 Comment

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/pkCtYU

What do you think?


Added by Rod on January 10, 2014 at 9:30pm — 5 Comments

Gradual SEO to increase traffic

2014 is going to be the year when SEO experts have to work hard and it is going to be the year of Gradual SEO. Gradual SEO means that you have to improve site rankings and increase traffic slowly on your website. If you are too fast big daddy is going to slap you hard. When everyone wants fast results and the first position in Google for their chosen keywords they have to realize that SEO has to take its own time. Let us understand why we have to go slow and the whole process in detail and…


Added by saurabh gupta on January 8, 2014 at 12:29am — No Comments

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