July 2009 Blog Posts (3)

Random thoughts on what this book is about FOR the book cover design

What will people say about the book 5 years from now?

This book has made business (model) thinking accessible to thousands of people worldwide (not only business people). It has helped countless organizations (large corporations, start-ups, non-profits, …) better understand their business models and come up with new ones. Most interestingly, the book has proven its points by « walking the talk »: based on an innovative business model / made accessible to a much broader… Continue

Added by Alex Osterwalder on July 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

BusinessWeek about design

Watch out! Article on "Using Design to Drive Innovation" in BusinessWeek - worthwhile reading:

Added by Axel Friese on July 24, 2009 at 12:53pm — 2 Comments

The Business Model Canvas and the 6 Tollgates for Blue Ocean Success

Business Model Innovation is a relatively new concept. In the book, "Mastering the Hype Cycle," Jackie Fenn and Mark Raskino note that the term "business model" arose in the mid-1990s. The concept of business model has gone through three stages of the Hype Cycle: Technology Trigger; Peak of Inflated Expectations; Trough of Disillusionment. Business model and its associated concepts may now be on the "Slope of Enlightenment" and advancing towards the "Plateau of Profitability." This is good news… Continue

Added by Rod on July 20, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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