The future of work is upon us. All around us, a world that started with factory workers and lines of desks (and cubicles) is being transformed by technology, globalization, and generational dynamics, into something entirely new. Increasingly, today’s workers don’t want to be bound to a desk in a monolithic company. Rather, they want (and […]
Recent blogposts in Tools
There is no tool culture (yet)!
This is a series of interviews where we talk to experts who have developed tools for strategy and innovation. An interview with Alexander Osterwalder, Co-Founder Strategyzer, Lead Author of Business Model Generation and Value Proposition Design.
5 steps to design a vision beyond a vision statement
The first thing most people do when they hear the word “vision” in a business context is yawn. That’s because most visions are vague, unclear, and frankly, nothing to get excited about. Well-designed visions should be rally cries for action, invention, and innovation. I introduce a new tool The 5 Bold Steps that can help […]
How to design your point of view (POV)
Every design journey starts somewhere. Design of a new concept, design of a brand new company or a new direction for your company to stay ahead of competition. In every case, the journey you take will start with a point of view. But how do you design one? Learn from a new tool that help […]
Get clarity on the world around you and your business with the context map
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, […]
6 lessons from Olympic teams about designing better business
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.
How to Identify The Riskiest Assumption of your (Innovative) Idea
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 […]
6 Lessons Learned from Teachers on Business Model Innovation Classes
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 […]
Three powerful ways to use the Persona Canvas
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 […]