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Business Model Innovation Hub - ... where visionaries, game changers, and challengers discuss business models

Business Model Innovation Hub - ... where visionaries, game changers, and challengers discuss business models
For those of you who have been waiting for san announcement on the online Business Model Generation course, it is now available through this link: Strategyzer Academy web site. There are still some small refinements going on, but for those evangelists who wish to jump in early, you can access the course right now. The Strategyzer team is very excited about this program and are keen to receive feedback. Alexander Osterwalder is hard at work with the development of a new book on value proposition design. This is based on the value proposition canvas, the adjunct tool for developing deep customer insights and product market fit. Read all about it in Alex's blog at the bottom right of this page or on his blog directly at Business Model Alchemist.

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Innovation Consulting Services How can you chart a path that will lead to repeatable growth through innovation? Our work with VF Corporation—maker of Lee Jeans, Wrangler, North Face, and Nautica—shows the way. After a year in which revenue declined five percent, this global leader in branded apparel turned to us to help create a strategy to meet ambitious new growth goals. We began by auditing current innovation practices and bottlenecks. How a capabilities-driven information technology strategy can help differentiate your company? Here is a situation that is all too familiar at corporations around the world. The third quarter has just begun. The chief information officer and other senior information technology leaders are enmeshed in a flurry of activity, writing up their proposed capital investment budgets for the coming year. Knowing that unforeseen demands are inevitable, they introduce placeholders into the budget: unspecified project lines to be filled in later.

Emerging Companies Perkins Coie, LLP Developing a solid intellectual property ("IP") strategy is essential for emerging companies preparing for market entrance. A sharp understanding and tactical plan for protecting your IP is critical not only before you start, but also during the lifespan of the company. Good "IP hygiene" demands that IP is protected from the start of your enterprise. Business process management Business process management (BPM) is a field in operations management that focuses on improving corporate performance by managing and optimising a company's business processes.[1] It can therefore be described as a "process optimization process." It is argued that BPM enables organizations to be more efficient, more effective and more capable of change than a functionally focused, traditional hierarchical management approach.[2] These processes can impact the cost and revenue generation of an organization. Changes in Business Process Management[edit] Although BPM initially focused on the automation of business processes with the use of information technology, it has since been extended[by whom?] to integrate human-driven processes in which human interaction takes place in series or parallel with the use of technology.

Survey/Feedback Data-centric business models – Lukas Feuerstein I currently write my master thesis on “Success factors of data-centric business models” at University of Regensburg (Germany) and in cooperation with Detecon Consulting. Data-centric business models try to describe emerging business models that are mainly based on leverage data and information exchange with users, communities and partners. As we have observed, companies that adopt a data-centric business model such as Google or Amazon, generate most of their revenues from handling and processing of data or information. A in depth overview over the methodology and also some examples for data-centric business models such as nike+, Goldcorp, social media aggregation and restaurant reviews can be found in the presentation here. Since the focus of my thesis is mainly on information and data-products we have created a framework called “Information Value Chain”(IVC) that is especially targeted at data and information processes of a business model. Thank you al lot.

Open innovation Open innovation is a term promoted by Henry Chesbrough, adjunct professor and faculty director of the Center for Open Innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California,[1] in a book of the same name,[2] though the idea and discussion about some consequences (especially the interfirm cooperation in R&D) date as far back as the 1960s[citation needed]. Some instances of open innovation are Open collaboration,[3] a pattern of collaboration, innovation, and production. The concept is also related to user innovation, cumulative innovation, know-how trading, mass innovation and distributed innovation. “Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology”.[2] Alternatively, it is "innovating with partners by sharing risk and sharing reward

Enterprise Business Motivation Model Does your business seem to lurch from one strategy to the next, from year to year, with no clear goal for what to do next, or why? If so, you need a business architect. One of the chief goals of Business Architecture is to insure that the efforts of a business, or business unit, are aligned with their strategies and objectives. Startup Lessons from Election Day 2012 After billions of dollars spent on ads, gigabytes of campaign emails and countless hours of productivity put into Nate Silver's polling blog, Election Day is finally here. But don't despair, entrepreneurs – there are plenty of lessons that your startup can take from the campaign trail. 1. “Strategery.” You can't predict the future but you can (and should) be as calculating as possible.

jBPM jBPM is a flexible Business Process Management (BPM) Suite. It makes the bridge between business analysts and developers. Traditional BPM engines have a focus that is limited to non-technical people only. jBPM has a dual focus: it offers process management features in a way that both business users and developers like it. What does jBPM do? A business process allows you to model your business goals by describing the steps that need to be executed to achieve that goal and the order, using a flow chart. This greatly improves the visibility and agility of your business logic, results in higher-level and domain-specific representations that can be understood by business users and is easier to monitor.

50-50 "Partnerships" Only Work in Fairy Tales One of the most common conversations I have with the founders of businesses involves how they determined a way to split the ownership amongst themselves. It is probably the first difficult decision new partners face together in starting a company. In many instances, the new founders decide that they are going to split ownership equally. If there are several founders, this may work out inadvertently. In other instances, the founders haven't even considered who should own what percentage of the company and statutorily, by default, ownership will be pro rata by the number of owners.

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