Time Is Worth More Than Money

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

You can't expect innovation teams to bring back perfect and completely validated business ideas without giving them the required time to do the work. In this post, we align expectations for time against the effort your team can place on new validating new business ideas.

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Corporate Innovators Need Access To Customers

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

What’s the one thing companies have that startups don’t? Customers. Access to customers is indispensable to learn if new  business ideas have the potential to become solid growth engines. So why is it so difficult for corporate innovation teams to connect with a company’s existing customers?

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Replay: Business Model Design For 21st Century Companies

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Greg Bernarda, co-author of Value Proposition Design, explains how three of today's great companies are thinking about business model and value proposition design to create new value for the business, and new value for its customers.

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Keep Your Eyes On The Prize

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

Innovators have to constantly think about the entire picture when conducting new business experiments. In my experience, corporate innovation teams tend to get lost in the details of testing activities. It’s important to never forget that testing is a means to an end. Learning is NOT the goal. Ultimately, it’s only about making progress towards a value proposition that customers want and a profitable business model that can scale.

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CEO Test: Are You Serious About Innovation Or Just Playing Theatre?

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It’s not enough for CEOs to initiate innovation and strategy activities inside the company. The CEO has to participate in the process, with enough face time and involvement, or else it’s just innovation theatre. Here’s how that can change.

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How Customers Adopt Products

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

This is a tool called the Forces Diagram that helps you understand why customers may switch or may not switch to a new value proposition or solution. We found the concept and tool to be very valuable as it goes well with our Strategyzer toolset. It really helps understand the adoption or potential adoption of new value propositions.

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Replay: 11 Corporate Habits That Kill Your Company's Innovation Engine

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Our popular post from last year is now a StratChat webinar. Catch the replay of Alex Osterwalder's exclusive webinar session, and learn about the killer company habits that wreak havoc on your innovation engine. We're also giving viewers a special offer to our Mastering Business Models & Mastering Value Proposition online courses to stop these bad habits in their tracks. 

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Business Model Portfolio Part 3: The Business Portfolio Map

Added on by Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur.

In the final instalment of our trilogy, Yves Pigneur and I show you the full spectrum of our prototype Business Portfolio Map. The aim: help organizations understand if their business is prepared for the future or risks disruption.

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Business Model Portfolio Part 2: Manage New Business Initiatives

Added on by Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur.

This is part 2 of our trilogy to help companies visualize and manage their business model portfolio. In this part, Yves Pigneur and I show how you can best represent an organization’s portfolio of new business (model) initiatives to create new growth engines.

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Business Model Portfolio Part 1: Manage The Existing Business

Added on by Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur.

In this three part trilogy, Yves Pigneur and I walk through our new prototype concept for helping companies visualize and manage their business model portfolio. Why? Businesses need a way to measure and assess if the existing portfolio is healthy; if their business is prone to disruption; and ultimately, to help companies make better investment decisions.

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Why Fortune 500s Don’t Invest In Growth

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

This blog post visualizes an idea that I heard from Roger Martin at the Drucker Forum in Vienna last year. Traditional shareholders expect predictable growth without risk. Growth requires a venture capital type investment philosophy. Let me explain.

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Mastering Value Propositions

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Alex Osterwalder explains how the Value Proposition Canvas is transforming the way companies create value for customers. We're also giving away a limited time discount on our new Mastering Value Propositions online course to get you started. 

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The Difference Between Amazon & Nestlé

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

Last week I talked to Steve Blank in Boston before our public Master Class. We had a chat about why established organizations have such a hard time to get beyond  innovation theater. Here’s a quick visual of that conversation.

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