April 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Authors meet Designers in Lausanne

Hi all,



This morning Alex and I picked up Alan Smith and Mike Overdijk at the hotel at the lake. Unfortunately it is raining... Well, that makes us working. Nobody slept very well last night. I guess because it will be a busy and exciting day. A lot to do.



Finally we have the whole team together today! As Alan is based in London, Yves and Alex in Lausanne and Mike and myself in Amsterdam it is not easy to meet up. And everyone has a busy schedule as well... Writing,… Continue

Added by Patrick van der Pijl on April 28, 2009 at 10:01am — 1 Comment

Blue Ocean Dashboard: Comprehensively Managing the Performance of Your Business Model

You've used the Business Model Canvas to prepare or document your innovative business model. So, what's the next step? In other words, what tools or methodologies should be applied after knowing and sharing ideas on how your business should innovatively create value for customers, investors, and other stakeholders?



Two tools readily come to mind and both are developed by Robert Kaplan and David Norton. The tools are Strategy Maps and the Balanced… Continue

Added by Rod on April 24, 2009 at 1:00am — 6 Comments

How do you visualize the Canvas?

Visualization is a very important element of the Canvas and... the book. But how can you best visualize the Business Model Canvas? Xplane worked on visualization of iPod and Nespresso. I use these beautiful picture many times as it is so easy to explain the Business Model. They also came up with the icons of each of the building blocks.



But what would the Business Model Canvas look like if we visualize it breaking down the walls of the building blocks? Is that possible? What are the… Continue

Added by Patrick van der Pijl on April 22, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Great ideas & support 4 Knowledge Fair Amsterdam! (59 days to go)

Amazing is the response I got from people personally about the Knowledge Fair Event in Amsterdam. So great from all of you! Thanks! As we like the Fair to be a knowledge sharing and networking event on business modeling for and by the Hub your help is more than welcome.



I asked what people would like to see and do. Here a short overview:



Concrete case studies. Many people (ao Remo Knops, Thierry Isck) are interested in cases/ companies where the methodology is… Continue

Added by Patrick van der Pijl on April 20, 2009 at 11:17pm — 1 Comment

Cloud Platforms and Entrepreneurs

I attendded an interesting breifing on a new class of entrepreneurs dubbed "Cloud Entrepreneurs" that is attacting the attention of investors. These entrepreneurs are creating businesses around cloud platform such as Amazon AWS and Google App Engine, and inventing new ways to create value for consumers. For investors, the significantly lower start-up costs and faster time to profit than traditional software or even SaaS models is very attractive. These entrepreneurs know the markets they're… Continue

Added by Frank Della Rosa on April 9, 2009 at 11:06pm — 4 Comments

Business Model Knowledge Fair and Book launch on June 19th in Amsterdam

Join a full day program with speakers, hub members, drinks, lunch and dinner for a special rate of € 325!



We organize our event specially for the Hub members. In order to make it work for you we offer you the lowest prices possible as we do not work with sponsors. We doubled the rate for external people € 645. That's the rate you see on the registration site ;-)



Preliminary program:





We have some more… Continue

Added by Patrick van der Pijl on April 9, 2009 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

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