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StratChat With Steve Blank: Startups vs Big Corporations - Who Will Win The Disruption War?

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Startups have become more serious than before, and it's mostly because they're so well funded. Increasingly, they are disrupting established companies that are wealthy with resources (most importantly customers). Which one will reign supreme? In this session, two founders of modern entrepreneurship -- Steve Blank, creator of the Lean Startup movement and Alex Osterwalder, inventor of the Business Model Canvas and co-founder of Strategyzer -- discuss how companies truly stay invincible through killer business models and value propositions.

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Selling Innovation & Experimentation To A CFO

Added on by Lauren Eve Cantor.

Building a successful innovation engine involves convincing the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to spend money on experimentation. Yet, CFOs often perceive experimentation as wasteful, because it involves failure and learning cycles. It also involves investing in ideas that might never pay off, because that’s the only way to identify the home runs.

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StratChat Replay: Roger Martin On Making Better Decisions In Today's Business World

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In our first Stratchat of 2019, Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder is joined by #1 management thinker and business professor Roger Martin. The pair discuss two crucial areas for companies to survive in the 21st century: the false dichotomy between strategy & execution, and how organizations can make better choices around uncertainty.

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How To Know If Organizations Are Truly Dedicated To Innovation

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

Companies have incubators, accelerators, or other programs to signal that they are into innovation. A lot of the time, it’s just innovation theater. The money and the activities might be there, but there’s no real power behind it. If your company is doing the following, then they’re truly dedicated to innovation.

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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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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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You Can’t Pick The Winners Without Investing in The Losers

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

To pick the home runs you need to invest in a lot of losers and mediocre projects. The data from early stage venture capital clearly illustrates this. If executives in companies knew the data, they would probably not expect a majority of projects to become a winners.

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StratChat Replay: How To Build An (Innovation) Culture

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Catch the replay of our latest StratChat webinar broadcast. Alex Osterwalder and XPLANE founder Dave Gray explain how to intentionally discuss, capture, and design a company culture around innovation. We're also designing a course on designing great innovation company cultures. Sign up to be notified when the course goes live.

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What Can You Expect After A 12 Week Innovation Sprint?

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

With our Strategyzer Innovation Sprints, we help major companies go from ideation to early validation in 12 weeks. That's long enough to produce results (even in B2B) and short enough to put pressure on teams. One question that always comes up when we start: what can teams expect after 12 weeks?

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How To Build Invincible Companies

Added on by Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur.

It’s more important than ever for companies to focus on inventing the future. Companies have to start giving more power and prestige to growth innovation, or risk becoming irrelevant. Yves Pigneur and I explain three crucial areas to address this challenge.  

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Professional Innovation Requires Time & Resources

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

I’ve always struggled to understand why many companies ask fully occupied employees to do innovation in addition to their day job and expect spectacular results. Do we ask people to do accounting, marketing or operations on the side? No, because we accept them as professions. Innovation is still fighting for the right to be a serious function in most companies.

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Why Teams Are Terrified To Pitch Their Ideas The "Right Way"

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

In many organizations leadership is used to judging ideas, and teams are used to making their (unproven) ideas look picture perfect. That is the worst possible context to pitch new business ideas. The right way? Present the ideas in their rawest form possible, only supported by the evidence proving they might work.

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Can (Lean) Innovation Ever Conquer The Board Room?

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

I’m just back from the fabulous Lean Startup Week in San Francisco. I enjoyed being part of it, re-connecting with friends and innovators, and watching the movement grow year-after-year. Yet, I think that the Lean Startup, and innovation in general, is at an impasse despite the enthusiasm, progress, and great mood. I believe innovation has NOT conquered the boardroom yet.

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