September 2009 Blog Posts (6)

Preview of Business Model Generation

As I mentioned earlier we will send you the finished book for free (rather than at the 50% discount that was initially foreseen for the Hub). It is going to production these days.

In the meantime you may want to download the entire Business Model Canvas section and some additional spreads as a pdf document. Don't hesitate to forward it - we… Continue

Added by Alex Osterwalder on September 11, 2009 at 11:31am — 19 Comments

Book Printing, Pricing and Distribution Issues...

On Monday and Tuesday Alan Smith and I were in the Netherlands to visit the book printer, book binder, and cover printer together with Patrick Pijl. The whole visit was organized by Maarten Modderman who is specialized in printing special books.

I made a little video below that shows some images of the visit. Most interestingly, at 0:35 into the video Mike Silva of the book binding company explains the special technique they will… Continue

Added by Alex Osterwalder on September 9, 2009 at 12:30pm — 17 Comments

Future Space Event

Are you interested in seeing how a large number of your employees can be engaged in business model innovation? We've created a special event to demonstrate a way of doing so. Have a look at to get the details.

Hope to see you in Vienna!

All the best,

Added by Marc Sniukas on September 9, 2009 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

Survey/Feedback MA thesis "Success factors in data-centric business models"

Dear hub members,

I currently write my master thesis on “Success factors of data-centric business models” at University of Regensburg (Germany) and in cooperation with Detecon Consulting.

Data-centric business models try to describe emerging business models that are mainly based on leverage data and information exchange with users, communities and partners. As we have observed, companies that adopt a data-centric business model such as Google or Amazon, generate… Continue

Added by Lukas Feuerstein on September 8, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

Book Cover

I like cartoon images as a non threatening way to engage and attract interest. Black on white is strong and attractive. The text is appealing to creative and leading edge personalities!

Added by Lillian Thompson on September 8, 2009 at 2:42am — No Comments

Cover Design Continued

After agonizing over the right type of cover and asking you for your profile photos we had to go down a completely different route based on production constraints. We came back to the initial designs, but slightly changed the concept. The cover will be printed on a sort of cardboard, which goes with the special format of our book that will allow you to keep it open & flat on a table. Find the designs and a cool video of "the making of the cover" below.

Here Alan's… Continue

Added by Alex Osterwalder on September 3, 2009 at 2:00pm — 35 Comments

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