October 2013 Blog Posts (8)

Report on the Train the Trainer event in Vienna

Well, I finally got some sit down time to write about the 2-day Train-the-Trainer session I attended. It’s been a fantastic week here in Vienna (we threw in some vacation time as well) and we have worn ourselves to a frazzle.

The Train-the-Trainer (herein known as TtT) session was organized by Strategyzer, Alex’s company behind all the workings of Business Model Generation and the arm that is working on tools. The concept was to bring together a cohort of BMG experts from around the…


Added by Mike Lachapelle on October 30, 2013 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

The Red Ocean Disruption (ROD) Cycle: A Continuous Disruption Roadmap for Product Innovators, Improvers, Business Planners, and Lean Startups


Over 90% of startups go bankrupt within a year. The main reason is that targeted customers buy few or no “visionary” products and services that are originally described in traditional business plans. Many entrepreneurs and startups are conscientiously using Waterfall Planning and Execution to build products and services that customers do not value. So, how are we solving the problem of cost-effectively translating bold visions and…


Added by Rod on October 23, 2013 at 10:26pm — 1 Comment

Business Model Canvas / Spanish Translation

Hi Everyone.

For all people who has some trouble with english, here is Canvas traslated to spanish.

Para todos los que tengan algún problema con el inglés, aquí está el Lienzo de Modelo de Negocio en español.

Saludos desde Chile.…


Added by Marcelo Taito on October 17, 2013 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Business Model Canvas On Line Free

Hola a todos, quiero compartir con ustedes una plataforma totalmente gratuita para emprendedores y empresarios la cual permite diseñar un canvas en linea www.modelocanvas.com 

Les agradeceria ademas sus comentarios ya que en estos momentos no somos los mejores pero con la ayuda de todos ustedes llegaremos a serlo, si pudieran compartir algunos de sus modelos conmigo para complementar la plataforma seria genial!

Estare atento a todos sus…


Added by Marlon Fernandez on October 12, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments

In business, what is meant by "Leap of Faith"?

"When people's Leaps of Faith are validated by reality, they are celebrated as Visionaries. 

When people's Leaps of Faith never come to fruition, they are dismissed as Lunatics or Assholes." 

*** 'Leap of Faith' is a phrase commonly attributed to the Danish Philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard, who is one of my favorite philosophers. Kierkegaard once said, "Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards." How wise! It is only after living that…


Added by Rod on October 10, 2013 at 7:30pm — No Comments

In Search of Capitalism 2.0: Time for a Clean Slate?

This article was originally published on Huffington Post.

We set out on a journey in search of Capitalism 2.0, but we found so much more... 


Since the collapse of communism, more than twenty years ago, capitalism has…


Added by Michael Derek Townsend on October 10, 2013 at 11:38am — No Comments

The Red Ocean Disruption (ROD) Scorecard: How Steve Jobs Differently Answered the 4 ROD Questions and Rapidly Disrupted the Music Industry

In last month’s publication of the Wall Street Journal (online) – Cesare Mainardi - the CEO of Management Consulting firm Booz & Co. – noted in an article that in 2012, innovation expenditure reached a record level of US$600 billion among the top 1000 spenders; that is, an average of US$600 million per top innovation spender. However, only a quarter of those spenders say that they are highly effective at innovation. The…


Added by Rod on October 7, 2013 at 5:09am — No Comments

Coming to Vienna for Trainer Session - looking to connect with Hubbers


I will coming to Vienna to attend the Train the Trainer workshop (Oct 28-29) and I was hoping to have a chance to meet with some of the local members of the Hub. Would love to get a feel for the work being done, and how you are using the canvas in your business pursuits.

I will be in Vienna for October 23 to Oct 31. 

Added by Mike Lachapelle on October 4, 2013 at 1:26pm — No Comments

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