November 2013 Blog Posts (6)

Steve Blank’s Petal Diagram vs. Rod King’s Trade-off Map: Visual Tools for Brand Positioning, Market Segmentation, and Competitive Analysis


About a week ago, the startup world got ablaze from reading Steve Blank’s blog post, “A New Way to Look at Competitors.” In the blog post, Blank notes that the traditional Competitive Graph – which focuses on differentiating offerings of “Our Company” vs. “Our Competitors” - is “inappropriate for startups or existing companies creating new markets.” Blank goes on to offer a Petal Diagram which places a given company (startup) in…


Added by Rod on November 18, 2013 at 3:05am — No Comments

Why do people, business models, non-profit organizations, societies, and other living systems die? The 6 Mindsets of Red Ocean Disruption Teams


There’s only one answer as to why an object dies. My hypothesis is that living organisms die or become extinct when their supersystems (ecosystems) fail to create and manage Red Ocean Disruption teams that rapidly discover and solve BUMPs. In simple terms, organisms die because of “non-problem solving.” The late science philosopher, Karl Popper, expressed this point succinctly when he said, “All life is problem solving.” Popper…


Added by Rod on November 14, 2013 at 9:38pm — No Comments

Has anyone tried using the BMC for implementation of a government policy plan?

I am currently working on this for my MBA, and would like to see how others may have adapted this model.

Added by Jeff Reinkemeyer on November 14, 2013 at 1:28pm — 4 Comments

anyone tried bmg on existing mature business plans

Any one using bmg strategies to retest existing models to assess new insights or best practices?

Added by Gary D. Soto on November 13, 2013 at 6:00am — 3 Comments

Is Your Strategy Flexible and Agile Enough to Compete?

Strategy and innovation are critical elements that are prerequisites for companies as they compete for market share, maintain their current markets or are seeking to expand their markets.  Strategy should be worn as a lose garment that is flexible and agile to allow companies the ability to respond quickly to changes in the business environment.…


Added by Renee Sanders on November 8, 2013 at 4:12pm — No Comments

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