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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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CXOTALK: Alex Osterwalder Chats About Culture Change & Digital Transformation

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Although organizational culture change is critically important to transform companies, it's very difficult to achieve. The shift from one business to another requires completely new processes, rituals, actions, and behaviors. Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder and XPLANE founder Dave Gray chat about culture change as guests on a recent CXOTALK broadcast. 

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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.

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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.

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How Large Companies Can Create A Lean Startup Culture For Strategy & Innovation

Added on by Kavi Guppta.

Strategyzer co-founder Alex Osterwalder explains how large companies can invent a Lean Startup culture that embraces quick and cheap innovation alongside a company's existing execution culture. The outcome? A company that is constantly uncovering new value propositions and business models, and a company that is actively seeking new growth engines to secure its future.

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The Culture Map: A Systematic & Intentional Tool For Designing Great Company Culture

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

If I asked you: what’s the one thing you’ll do differently tomorrow to make your organization a better place to work, where would you start? How would you design, communicate and implement an organizational culture that employees actually embrace? In this post I introduce The Culture Map, a new tool that focuses on employee development and aids in building better performing companies.

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How Big Companies Can Make The Intrapreneur Sexy Again

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

To be an entrepreneur is sexy. It comes with fame and prestige and money. Why can’t intrapreneurs be given that same career track for business innovation inside of a large company? Prestige in a big company means fat budgets and large staff, so perhaps we have to transform what prestige means for a corporation? In this post I share a few thoughts on how this role can be important again.

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Should We Do It? Vs. Can We Do It?

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

I’ve noticed that companies often gravitate toward focusing on hard technology and product challenges (the “can we do it?” aspect) at the expense of deeply and truly understanding the potential market risk or opportunity (the “should we do it?” aspect) first. In this post I’ll explain why corporate R&D and entrepreneurs need to focus a lot more on the “should we do it?” in addition to the “can we do it?”.

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Why Evidence Trumps Opinion

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

Opinions can play a dangerous role in the feedback and development of ideas. Executives and leaders should avoid deciding what's right and wrong when teams present the evidence from their experiments. In this post, I'll point out how leaders can use their experience to help teams explore, evolve, and improve the experiments being conducted. 

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Chief Internal Ambassador: The Bridge Builder For Your Company’s Future

Added on by Alexander Osterwalder.

One of the only advantages a large company enjoys over startups is access to resources--brand, sales, technology, etc. Yet those who are responsible for innovation inside of a company may not have access or trust to leverage those resources, and are stuck building future ventures in chains. In this post, I'll outline how a new role can transform the relationship between the execution and innovation engines inside of a company, and help innovators get access to those resources. 

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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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