... where visionaries, game changers, and challengers discuss business models
According to some Analysts, Google Glass – which currently is a prototype of a wearable (head-mounted) computer – could earn Google about $10 billion in 3 years, that is, over $3 billion a year! Buzz about Google Glass has dominated the technosphere and social media over the past few weeks. However, the Google-Glass Startup has not yet answered the Billion Dollar Question (BDQ): Will customers MASSIVELY adopt or reject Google Glass?
Opinions are split…Continue
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*** Trickle-up Development is being practiced in Sierra Leone, a small country in West Africa that was ravaged by years of a brutal civil war. Once recognized by its brand in Leonardo di Caprio’s film, “Blood Diamonds,” Sierra Leone is increasingly being noted for prodigious inventions by high school students taking part in the “Innovate Salone” program. …
The Lean Six Sigma Methodology is one of the most used and useful tools in business. Based on a combination of the Six Sigma methodology and Lean Thinking, Lean Six Sigma focuses on continuously increasing quality (Six Sigma) while continuously reducing waste (Lean Thinking).
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“The Proficiency Pyramid for the Business Model Canvas has Bronze, Silver, and Gold Levels: respectively Business Model Innovation Level, Supply Chain Management Level, and Universal Problem Solving Level. Ninety-nine percent of practitioners including consultants remain at the Bronze (Business Model Innovation) Level. Why?”
We live in an…
Added by Rod on March 21, 2013 at 12:32am — No Comments
Organizations, which survive and prosper, increasingly display the attributes of the ideal organization. Organizations, which underperform or fail, widely depart from the outcomes, goals and business model of the ideal organization. But, what is an ideal organization?
The ideal organization is a theoretical concept and does not…
Added by Rod on March 11, 2013 at 9:57pm — No Comments
Every now and then, entrepreneurs in the “LeanStartupSphere” pop a question the essence of which is as follows: “Business Model Canvas (BMC) vs. Lean Canvas (LC): Which tool do you prefer to document, test, present, and manage your business model?”
According to Ash Maurya, who adapted Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas, to produce the Lean Canvas, his goal was to make the Business Model Canvas “as actionable as possible…
Added by Rod on March 8, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Wake up, wake up, wake up! The way, which many individuals and organizations solve problems, is way too slow.
There’s a tsunami about to hit organizations, from startups through mid-size organizations to behemoths. It’s a universal approach for rapidly solving problems in organizations especially those under conditions of great uncertainty. The approach is being heralded by a strong integration of Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model…
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Today, business problems, opportunities, and risks are increasingly seen through the lens of a business model. Today, businesses and other organizations are abandoning Michael Porter’s concept of value chain and adopting the business model as the unit of business design, analysis, and planning. The ideas and principles of the value chain are still valid.…Continue
Added by Rod on March 4, 2013 at 11:29pm — No Comments
"Every Extraordinarily Successful Organization Begins Life As A Lean Startup Project"
Eric Ries's book, "The Lean Startup", is an excellent book on how to develop startup projects under conditions of great uncertainty. Traditional summaries of "The Lean Startup" are in a linear list form. The presentation below…
Added by Rod on December 1, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
"Be Not Afraid of Greatness,
Some Men Are Born Great,
Some Achieve Greatness, and
Some Have Greatness Thrust Upon Them."
The history of humanity is a story or journey of how a species of underdogs became top dog on planet Earth. The history of individuals such as Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, and Steve Jobs is a…
Added by Rod on June 20, 2012 at 3:30am — No Comments
Google needs no introduction. We know that Google is a search engine giant and makes tons of money. Google achieved Blue Ocean Success by developing and executing a highly innovative business model.
But, how does Google's business model look? How does Google's business model work? How can one analyze Google's business model with a view to innovatively disrupting it?
To answer the above questions, see the presentation below: …
Added by Rod on November 29, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
The late Steve Jobs was a genius at many things. For me, Jobs most enviable quality was his gift of deeply knowing people especially prospective customers. I believe that this quality of deeply knowing and emotionally connecting with people is at the heart of the phenomenal success of Jobs’s product portfolio at Apple. Just consider the Blue Ocean success of the following products: Apple II; Macintosh; iPod; iTunes; Apple Store; iPhone; App Store;…Continue
Added by Rod on November 23, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Google. eBay. Amazon. And Facebook? These companies have been phenomenal business successes. But, how were they created? How are they managed? Can anyone systematically create a Google, an eBay, an Amazon, or a Facebook? Right now, it’s improbable. However, the odds for success are increasing.
In this posting, I briefly present my lens for looking at the black box of creating companies that achieve extraordinary disruptive innovation success. In storytelling or…
Added by Rod on November 18, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Can one use the Business Model Canvas like in the following tools and techniques:
* Balanced Scorecard
* Strategy Map
If one looks at the global business landscape, there seems to be countless businesses and myriad business models. However, based on my research covering the last 50 years of breakthrough ideas in business strategy and innovation, there are only 5 archetypal winning strategies and business models.
The presentation below illustrates the 5 archetypal winning strategies and business models.
Added by Rod on November 23, 2010 at 11:20pm — No Comments
We are at the cusp of a revolution in Business Model Development (BMD). In my adventure to find to a universal methodology for Customer Problem Solving, I've discovered a number of treasures including this group on Business Model Innovation (probably, over eighteen months ago). Alex Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas and his Business Model Generation book are wonderful and versatile tools. In my adventure, I've developed a visual ideas management…Continue
Added by Rod on November 18, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments