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Why Companies Work On Products Nobody Wants

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

42% of startups die because they work on products with no market need. 72% of all new products don’t meet their revenue targets. Why do companies continue to work on products and services nobody wants? Are they stupid? Most certainly not. They use the wrong processes. Let me explain. 

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The Pro-Active Innovators: Apple vs Amazon

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

While it was not surprising that Apple and Amazon broke the Trillion Dollar Barrier first, it might surprise you that the two companies have a similar (and replicable) ideology when it comes to innovation:  truly putting the customer first combined with a doggedness to self-disrupt in the midst of success.

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Why Can’t Nestle Produce Another Nespresso?

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

Nespresso was a breakout hit for Nestle and for a long time its biggest profit contributor. Yet, the innovative business model and value proposition was launched over 30 years ago. Since then, the largest food & beverage company in the world seems unable to produce a similar home run. Here’s why.

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StratChat Replay: Business Model Design For 21st Century Companies

Added on by Strategyzer.

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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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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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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Learn By Example: Our Essential Video Cases To Help You With Business Model Innovation

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Our Strategyzer video cases have helped thousands of viewers understand business model and value proposition design through real-life company examples. They’re also a great way to brush up on using the Business Model & Value Proposition canvas to communicate strategic thinking. These videos are about more than our tools, they're about visualizing stories to clarify and simplify strategic conversations. 

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What Nestlé Would Have To Do To Monetize Its Healthcare Bets

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

How capable is your organization at exploring and scaling new business models? It’s a question I’m exploring around Nestlé’s bold bet into the healthcare space. In this post I’ll look at why Nestlé’s new journey could prove more challenging than the company may realize. I also offer an approach for you to assess how prepared your organization is to explore its future success.

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How Jeff Bezos Maintains Amazon’s Killer Company Culture

Added on by Kavi Guppta.

Amazon's stellar growth and reinvention isn't just magic, it's engrained in the company culture. We dig through Jeff Bezos's letter to shareholders and unearth concrete examples of how Bezos builds a company culture that constantly pioneers in new spaces. At the end of this post, we give you a concrete way to capture your culture with Amazon as a reference. 

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How Rigorous Customer Development Fuels Ikea’s Global Expansion

Added on by Kavi Guppta.

In our books, blogs, podcast, courses and workshops, we emphasize the importance of solid customer understanding for designing great value propositions and business models. In this post, we’ll look at how Ikea’s successful global expansion is centered around a rigorous focus on customer understanding and customer development exercises.  

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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.

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Nintendo: It's Not Game Over

Added on by Nabila Amarsy.

When Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata passed away last month, he left behind a video game giant with a broken business model. But Nintendo isn't giving up on entertaining generations of players. It has proved in the past that it can release innovative products, redefine gaming, and create new markets. Its strategic goals are two-folded: improving its business model while exploring new growth engines. We explain how in this video.

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3 Reasons Why A Turnaround Plan Won’t Save McDonald’s

Added on by Kavi Guppta.

McDonald’s is experiencing stale business results as customers shift their eating habits. CEO Steve Easterbrook unveiled a highly publicized “turnaround plan” to get the iconic brand back on track, but will that plan be the right remedy? Let’s take a look at why the future success of McDonald’s will require more than just a turnaround plan. It’s a great opportunity to uncover a few important business lessons along the way.

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