Recently I had the opportunity to speak with Alex Osterwalder, lead author of Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design and founder of Strategyzer, about the importance of getting senior leaders to model and embrace the innovation process, ABOUT YOUR DAY JOB AS AN INNOVATOR.
One of the most uncertain, intangible things you’ll deal with as an entrepreneur is your context, the world around you. Although everyone has insights and opinions, there are few ways to effectively have a discussion with others about what you think is important in the world around you or what will happen in the future. and, […]
Preparing a team to compete in the Olympic Games is very different from running a company. But we can learn a lot from Olympic teams who work closely together for four years trying to achieve the ultimate goal: Winning a Gold Medal at the Olympics.
As humans, we’re idea generators. Ideas come to us in our sleep, while drinking coffee, while working on someone else’s problems (or our own), while in the shower, bus, car etc. And for most of us, once we latch onto an idea we literally/figuratively burst at seams wanting to launch it as soon as we […]
On June 9th over 30 teachers came together in Amsterdam to share their knowledge and experience on teaching Business Model Innovation with part-time and fulltime students. The purpose Of this session: learn what methods are used in classrooms, what students like and don’t like, and how we can develop more materials to help the future […]
What interests me in the combination of design and business is that both fundamentally deal with uncertainty, but in completely different ways.
Last week, my thirteen-year-old daughter and I saw Hillary Clinton speak at a local campaign event in California. Clinton exuded a strong leadership presence and confidence about the future and we both walked away with a renewed connection and commitment to her candidacy. Ever since, I’ve been reflecting on the contrast between the inspirational leader […]
If you have ever worked with design or designers, chances are that you have seen multiple varieties of persona’s being used to get a grip on who a customer or user is. We think there is something that is often overlooked though. What is a persona about? The basic idea of creating a ‘persona’ for […]
For many years, Blue ocean companies like Statoil, Atlantis, Siemens and Wavestar have explored the treasures of the Blue Ocean to generate new sustainable business models.
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.