June 2012 Blog Posts (8)

Understanding and Mapping the Model of How Underdogs Systematically Achieve Greatness


"Be Not Afraid of Greatness,

Some Men Are Born Great,

Some Achieve Greatness, and

Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them."

William Shakespeare


The history of humanity is a story or journey of how a species of underdogs became top dog on planet Earth. The history of individuals such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Steve Jobs is a…


Added by Rod on June 20, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments

Pity the Poor Investor?

In the fourth part of our 'As If People Matter' series, we take the investor's perspective, as they too try and make sense of a changing world.


"Integrating issues such as climate change into investment analysis is simply common sense."

Al Gore,

Chairman of Generation Investment Management, &

Former Vice President of the United States.


It has taken four long, arduous years for the US stock market to recover its value after…


Added by Michael Derek Townsend on June 13, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Specific or general business model?

It is possible to design a more general business model for an organization and also specific business models for each business or client segment within that same organization. Both models not only should coexist but they should also be highly connected. Sometimes it is useful to start with the development of the more general model and then drill down to the more specific business models. Sometimes the opposite works better. The difficult part, in my opinion, is the link between models. The…


Added by Rodrigo Souza on June 12, 2012 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

Smart Customers, Stupid Companies: disruption unleashed

Acting dumber than your customers is not a sustainable business model, but that is exactly what is happening in most industries today.

Customers have smartphones loaded with apps that let them check prices, compare service agreements, read reviews, and check in with friends (and strangers) even as they examine a company's offers and products, and those of its competitors.

Consumers and businesses alike research, connect, and…


Added by Bruce Kasanoff on June 11, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Turn Your WordPress Blog Into a Business Model- and Customer Development Tool

Business Model Press is based on Business Model Canvas by Alex Osterwalder, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported. …


Added by Tor R. Grønsund on June 8, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

EE Invests £50m in transforming its service model

Recently the mobile phone company has announced a £50m investment in transforming its service model into a device oriented model. As a case study I have mapped out the model to see how the change to its value proposition impacted other aspects of the model. I also used the business model environment diagram to illustrate the forces at work. I aim to contrast this model with a small local grocery store that tweaked aspects of its business model rather than created an entirely new or…


Added by Paul Symes on June 7, 2012 at 8:18pm — No Comments

Comprehending the employment laws the small business firms are bound by

Whether you recruit your own employees or you have independent contractors, you have to make sure that you have complete knowledge of the employment laws. If you take up the risk of setting up your own business organization without abiding by the rules and regulations that are laid down by the government, you may tend to take wrong decisions that can make you answerable both to the government and to your employees.…


Added by Kavin Matthews on June 4, 2012 at 5:50am — No Comments

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