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Interview Lisa K. Solomon & Design a Better Business

 Interview Lisa K. Solomon & Design a Better Business

22-09-2016 A great interview with Lisa Kay Solomon about Design a Better Business: New Tools, Skills, and Mindset for Strategy & Innovation. Practice this trailer and you’ll do a kick ass job!  ...

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Business Savvy Creatives – A Revolution in the Music Industry

 Business Savvy Creatives – A Revolution in the Music Industry

14-09-2016 We are all witnesses of one the biggest industry disruptions of our time. The music industry is falling apart: the businesses built around fame and record sales are dying a slow and painful death. Nielsen’s mid-year US music report from 2014 already showed 15% percent drop in album...

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Show Me The Money! 9-Steps To Use Financials With The Business Model Canvas

 Show Me The Money! 9-Steps To Use Financials With The Business Model Canvas

14-09-2016 Since the publication of Business Model Generation in 2010, the Business Model Canvas (BMC) has spread like wildfire throughout the business community. No matter where you go, if you’re near business people, business students, intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs, you’re bound to see...

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International Strategy Designers – ASSEMBLE!

 International Strategy Designers – ASSEMBLE!

10-08-2016 Like an annual design thinker’s pilgrimage, each year Business Models Inc. team members descend on our Amsterdam HQ from across the globe to share experiences and ideas, work together on the global business, and co-create the future. It’s an important tradition. This...

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Is your business portfolio future proof or not? Let’s see!

 Is your business portfolio future proof or not? Let’s see!

01-08-2016 In the conversations I have with CxO’s, and the strategy work and trainings I do with companies, the sustainability of the business portfolio is often a topic of interest. And with good reason! Too often the conclusion is that the portfolio is not future proof, which might not...

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3 SIMPLE STEPS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CUSTOMERS (AND WIN!)

 3 SIMPLE STEPS TO UNDERSTAND YOUR CUSTOMERS (AND WIN!)

15-06-2016 All too often we come across companies – some of which we have ties to – that are in midst of developing unbelievably cool technologies and (what they would call) innovations that leave the customer out of the equation. For as much as human-centered design and customer...

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The Power of the Value Proposition Ad Lib: the CIO Example

 The Power of the Value Proposition Ad Lib: the CIO Example

05-05-2016 It is one thing to prescribe the remedy, but it is something else to administer the cure. We use design tools to help clients navigate strategy and articulate value propositions – but we apply this stuff to ourselves all the time and it isn’t easy. Here is a recent journey that...

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Non-Profit Strategy Design: HEAL and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

 Non-Profit Strategy Design: HEAL and the Fight Against Human Trafficking

13-04-2016 Working with HEAL Trafficking Hanni Stoklosa, an emergency physician at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, was surprised to learn that human trafficking is prolific in the United States and that up to 88% of trafficking survivors have contact with the healthcare...

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Don’t let your business become a Fashion Nightmare

 Don’t let your business become a Fashion Nightmare

05-03-2016 Applying the 5 elements of Fashion thinking to business model innovation.   During my guest lecture at the Design and Wine event, part of the Strategic Design MBA I met Natalie Nixon*. We are both huge fans and practitioners of design thinking and Natalie introduced me to a new...

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The Five I’s of Big Data: Where True Value is Found

 The Five I’s of Big Data: Where True Value is Found

16-12-2015 As described in an earlier post, “innovative, sustainable Big Data Business Models are as pervasive and sought after as they are elusive (i.e. “data is the new oil”)”.  Part of the reason for this is that many companies have a hard time seeing big data as only one ingredient...

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The Five I’s of Big Data: Where True Value is Found