... where visionaries, game changers, and challengers discuss business models
How to model Uber in the BMG Canvas? Shouldn't the key activities and resources of the Uber driver, e.g. driving and a car, be included too! And what about a strategic partner? Shouldn't their key activities and resources be included too? See for some more detail on these ideas: http://fieltnotes.blogspot.com.au/2010/12/extended-business-model-canvas-for-co.html
Added by Erwin Fielt on October 23, 2015 at 8:26am — No Comments
Added by Jonathan Uhmann on August 30, 2015 at 8:31am — No Comments
In Europe we have 21.6 million companies. Around 92% of them are micro-companies. However, they account for only around 29% of employment and 22% of revenue.
In total numbers this equates to around 20 million enterprises with a total of 38.6…Continue
Added by Jonathan Uhmann on August 29, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
When thinking about the benefits of investing in knowledge base software, it’s easy to focus too closely on the advantages of having an internal knowledge base to better support employees in doing their jobs. Indeed these benefits are many: knowledge base software can lead to consistency and accuracy in daily operations, reduced training time, better collaboration, and improved problem-solving, to name just a few.
Many companies are also experiencing significant …Continue
Added by David Miller on August 18, 2015 at 12:16pm — No Comments
“Human progress greatly depends on our ability to create and adopt win-win solutions.” Rod King
Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, once said:
“Give me a one-handed economist! All my economists say, ''On the one hand, on the other [hand].''”
If I may literally interpret Truman’s quote, Truman was saying that economists tend to offer two unipolar solutions that…Continue
Added by Rod on August 7, 2015 at 7:00pm — No Comments
I’ve long been interested in the economics of abundance. Surprisingly there has been very little work done on modelling how businesses work in conditions of abundance rather than scarcity. In January 2015 I took the Business Model Canvas Workshop & Masterclass with Alex…Continue
Added by Paul Stacey on August 5, 2015 at 6:12pm — No Comments
Being a business owner is a privilege, but it is also a responsibility – both when it comes to your employees and when it comes to society in general. Building an eco-friendly business is one of the best ways to give back not only to society, but also to the planet itself.
How to do it, though? How to be more eco-friendly? How to run a genuinely environmentally friendly company? Read on and find out more!
Be Smart about the Location of Your…Continue
Added by Alexandrina Fischer on July 10, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
"There are three business model shapes in every industry on the planet." Rod King
Millions of businesses and myriad business models exist in the world. However, every business or business model has one of three business model shapes: pipe, valley, or diamond. The graphic below presents a simple business model classification…Continue
Added by Rod on July 4, 2015 at 6:00pm — No Comments
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci
Of all strategies for business growth, the approach of creating game-changing business model innovation is widely acclaimed as the most profitable and defensible way of growing a business. Extraordinarily successful companies such as Google, Apple, Groupon, Uber, and Airbnb introduced game-changing business models in their industries. From my perspective,…Continue
Added by Rod on June 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
"Strategically executing and pivoting while tactically experimenting with your business model is most likely to translate an explicit vision and business plan into reality." Rod King
In the world of business today, there are 3 “Musketeer”-questions for which there seem to be a virtually infinite amount of answers or “Blah-Blah-Blah!” Entrepreneurs, strategists, investors, and educators alike are struggling to properly…Continue
Added by Rod on June 2, 2015 at 7:39pm — No Comments
"A business model describes the way a business sustainably makes profit." Rod King
Throughout the decades, there have been myriad approaches for designing, analyzing, and managing businesses. One of the most popular and enduring approaches is "Management By Objectives (MBO)." Popularized by Peter Drucker in his 1954 book, "The Practice of Management," Management By Objectives refers to…Continue
Added by Rod on May 29, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Lewis Carroll
A small but vocal group of consultants are spreading the idea that "ideas and plans are worthless." At best, these people are misguided.
To paraphrase, George Orwell in his classic book, "Animal Farm," I'd say: "All ideas are created equal but some are more equal than…Continue
Added by Rod on May 20, 2015 at 6:30pm — No Comments
Have you ever read about a business model called drop shipping? If not yet you can read this post here that shows what is drop shipping in more detail. To make things easy for you, drop shipping is a way of selling items online via amazon, ebay, your own store or on any other places without the need for having your product on hand. Instead, third party drop shipping companies will…
Added by Amin saleh on May 19, 2015 at 5:09pm — No Comments
By studying customer’s buying behavior here I have concluded some points for all those people who have a well-established store at high street but not an ecommerce website. In this article I have explained how their investment for ecommerce store is worth. You can also get my thoughts…Continue
Added by Maulik Virparia on May 6, 2015 at 7:38am — No Comments
“Customer Growth Hacking is at the heart of the Entrepreneurial Revolution (ER), the epicenter of which is in Silicon Valley.” Rod King
First, let’s take a short quiz:
Who is a CUSTOMER GROWTH HACKER?
1. Is (s)he someone making TRADITIONAL BUSINESS PLANNERS obsolete?
2. Is (s)he someone making TRADITIONAL MARKETERS obsolete?
3. Is (s)he someone making TRADITIONAL…Continue
Added by Rod on May 3, 2015 at 1:06am — No Comments
Traditional Business Planning theories and tools are becoming obsolete. Traditional Business Planning theories and tools are not keeping pace with the high rate of change and innovation in the startup world. Many startups are no longer using traditional business plans. Many startups do not formally start with applying Porter's Competitive Strategy or Value Chain. For the many billion dollar startups that…Continue
Added by Rod on April 27, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
The late Peter Drucker once said, "The purpose of business is to create and keep a customer." How wise!
And what a customer-centric presentation of a business's main goal especially for startups: create and keep customers. But, how can entrepreneurs as well as startups rapidly and inexpensively acquire, retain, and grow customers?
To answer the above question, this article introduces the concept…Continue
Added by Rod on April 23, 2015 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Starting a family restaurant can be a wonderful way to bring your clan together. However, rush in without the right research and your venture could tear your family apart. Read on to discover how to launch a successful family restaurant.
Make a Plan
Gather your family members and make a plan for your business. Think carefully about the food you’ll serve and your preferred restaurant style. Consider the dishes you enjoy and the restaurants you frequent. If your…Continue
Added by pritam on April 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
It would not come as news to many that use of the traditional business plan is steadily declining especially in the world of Lean Startups.
Some advocates in the Lean Startup world have even issued a war cry: “Burn the Business Plan!” But, should the business plan be burned?
Right now, we simply do not know whether the business plan should be burned. We…Continue
Added by Rod on April 14, 2015 at 5:15pm — No Comments
"The art and science of invention can be effectively learned as well as taught." Rod King
Almost twenty years ago, there was a polarizing argument in the magic (conjuring) community. Some magicians were arguing that invention of magic tricks could be learned but cannot be taught. In other words, learning to invent takes place mainly through tacit knowledge and experiential learning. Other…Continue
Added by Rod on April 11, 2015 at 10:00pm — No Comments