Filtering by Category: Business Modelling

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.

Read More

The Mission Model Canvas: An Adapted Business Model Canvas For Mission-Driven Organizations

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

As Steve Blank prepared for the new Hacking for Defense class at Stanford, Steve asked me: How do we use the Business Model Canvas if the primary goal is not to earn money, but to fulfill a mission? In other words, how can we adapt the Business Model Canvas when the primary metrics of success for an organization is not revenue? Steve Blank and I think we have the answer – the new Mission Model Canvas. Here are our collective thoughts.

Read More

Why Your Company Might Be About To Have A Kodak Moment

Added on by Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur.

Good innovation doesn’t necessarily have to be tied to a product or technology if the value proposition creates value for your customers, and your business model creates value for the company. Good business model innovation starts with your culture. In this post we'll explain how.

Read More

10 Essential Links For Testing Your Value Proposition & Business Models

Added on by Kavi Guppta.

Business experiments and tests are important procedures for validating, invalidating, and producing evidence for your value proposition or business model hypotheses. But what makes a good business test? How do you know if you are successful or not? In this post, we’ve collected 10 essential links to help you design, implement, and manage your portfolio of experiments.

Read More

How To Scan Your Business Model Environment For Disruptive Threats And Opportunities

Added on by Nabila Amarsy.

It's not easy to systematically assess your business model environment for potentially disruptive threats or to seize opportunities that can improve or reinvent your business model. It's something every company should learn how to do. We created the Business Model Environment tool to help you ask specific questions that can uncover new business model ideas. In this post, I'll show you how to use it. 

Read More

Why Corporate Leadership Needs To Get Comfortable With Frequent Business Model Innovation

Added on by Kavi Guppta.

Corporate leadership are rarely trained to experiment with entirely new business models because they're so focused on peddling the bicycle of the existing one. That needs to change. Saul Kaplan, founder of The Business Innovation Factory, details key steps for big company leadership to enact and embrace frequent business model innovation. Listen in as he lists key takeaways that even business schools don't share.

Read More

How To Prototype Radically Different Business Models

Added on by Nabila Amarsy.

All businesses must learn to reinvent themselves, because their business model will eventually expire regardless of the industry in which they play. We use a prototyping technique called 'Constrained Prototyping' to help people break through creative blocks and imagine radically new futures for their business. Check out how you can use this technique for your own business.

Read More

What We Can Learn From Microsoft's Strategic Challenges

Added on by Kavi Guppta.

It’s an incredibly challenging time for Microsoft. CEO Satya Nadella is faced with navigating a serious identity crisis as the software giant’s core business in the PC market sees a steady decline. The world is changing rapidly around Microsoft. In this post, I’ll look at 3 strategic challenges facing Microsoft and its future, and what businesses can learn from them.

Read More

Switching Costs: 6 Ways To Lock Customers Into Your Ecosystem

Added on by Nabila Amarsy.

A great product isn’t enough to bring a flock of customers to your door. You must design a superior business model to attract and retain customers into your ecosystem. Switching costs have enabled industry leaders such as Adobe, Salesforce, Microsoft or Rolls Royce to lock customers in and outcompete other players. In this post, I explain 6 switching cost strategies to lock customers into your ecosystem.

Read More