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Breaking Down the Context of the 2016 US Elections

 Breaking Down the Context of the 2016 US Elections

31-10-2016 “It’s so much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem.” ~Malcolm Forbes For as much as we’ve all probably been immersed in what’s going on with the 2016 US elections, sometimes it’s difficult to see the forest through the trees....

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Design Should Be At The Core Of Everything

 Design Should Be At The Core Of Everything

11-10-2016 When your book is number one and it hasn’t even hit the stores, you know you’re doing something right. I interviewed the designers of “Design A Better Business” to understand what their secret is. And believe it or not… It’s design. Maarten, wearing custom made shoes,...

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A hundred-day race

 A hundred-day race

26-09-2016 Imagine yourself wanting to write a book and your publisher tells you that you can, but it should be finished by next month. What do you do? It happened to Patrick van der Pijl, the Dutch CEO of international Strategy & Design Bureau Business Models Inc., when he and his team...

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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! Would you like to know how you can apply Design Thinking in your way of working? Contact...

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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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How Toyota Financial Services created Strategic Alignment using Business Modeling Tools

 How Toyota Financial Services created Strategic Alignment using Business Modeling Tools

18-06-2015 To show how various companies use business modeling tools to transform their business, Strategyzer published our story of how we helped Toyota Financial Services strengthen the organisation’s alignment around a strategic goal.   In 2012 Toyota Financial Services (TFS), the...

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Interview Dave Gray about the Culture Map

 Interview Dave Gray about the Culture Map

10-05-2015 On March 19th, Dave Gray  (author Gamestorming and founder Connected Company) visited our office in Amsterdam for a 1-day workshop about the Culture Map he developed in cooperation with Alex Osterwalder. We see culture is an essential part to change your companies’ business...

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Case: Toyota Financial Services

 Case: Toyota Financial Services

02-02-2014 CEO George Borst didn’t want to sit around and watch Toyota Financial Services’ (TFS) profits dwindle. “I realized we needed a motivating rally cry,” says Borst. “We needed to look at every process, procedure, and product that we had – actually our total business model....

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Case: Toyota Financial Services