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Clarity: Problem Solving & Communications Made Tangible

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

Next month I’m running a MasterClass on Business Model Innovation in Boston. The day before, our Strategyzer partner Holger Nils Pohl will run a workshop on How to Create Strategic Clarity with Visual Tools. I’m particularly excited about this because most meetings & communications are dominated by words only. That’s simply not enough in today’s complex world. Join me at Holger’s workshop. Participants of my Strategyzer MasterClass get a discount. 

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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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When Corporate Innovation Goes Bad

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

From my experience only few companies have really good innovation processes and innovation metrics. They still apply the principles of execution to innovation. The result is that they end up executing ideas that should’ve been filtered out. It’s not because the people behind those products aren’t smart, or have bad ideas. It’s because the processes for radical innovation are broken.

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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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Learn To Boost Alignment In Cross-Functional Teams On Innovation Projects

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The Team Alignment Map (TAM), created by Stefano Mastrogiacomo, is a tool for helping cross-functional teams get on the same page when running innovation projects. He’s also facilitating a 1-day Masterclass to help you improve innovation conversations with the tool. Sign up to get notified when tickets go live.

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StratChat Replay: The Basics Of Testing Business Ideas

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Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder wants to share some crucial basics to testing. This session includes important elements like how to select the best hypothesis, how to design experiments, how to run them, and how to learn from them.

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5 Of Our Latest Posts On Testing New Business Ideas

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You may have noticed we've been publishing content around testing new business ideas. In this post, we list out some of the popular ones our readers have been enjoying. We're also working on a Lean Startup course to help companies get better at testing new business ideas. Sign up to get notified when the course goes live.

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The 5 Critical Success Factors Of A Successful Innovation Sprint

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

We frequently help large companies run Innovation Sprints to shape and test new business ideas. This helps them kickstart innovation or the re-invention of existing business units, and it helps them reduce the risk related to new ideas. Here are the five ingredients that are crucial to a successful sprint.

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Unbundling B2B Customer Segments

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

In business-to-business (B2B) we frequently see clients mapping out the companies they serve as customer profiles. That’s wrong. When you sell to a company, you sell to people. Those people can be categorized into different customer types with different jobs, pains, and gains. Those categories are the customer profiles you should map. Let me explain.  

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