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Buying is the new giving : #socent model 1

 Buying is the new giving : #socent model 1

01-04-2016 In the developed world, the world of fast moving consumer goods is different compared to the developing world. Most people have the basics of life. Buying soaps, diapers, water, shoes or spectacles are commonplace. Brands are fighting it out there. What if we take this basic idea...

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The MegaTrend of Social Innovation

 The MegaTrend of Social Innovation

21-03-2016 If we want to know what a business is, we have to start with its purpose, and the purpose must lie outside the business itself. In fact, it must lie in society, since a business enterprise is an organ of society. — Peter Drucker What if social needs become business opportunities?...

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The why of the “social ventures incubator program?”

 The why of the “social ventures incubator program?”

21-03-2016 The City of Adelaide has shown incredible foresight and leadership last year when it tendered for a social enterprise incubator in Adelaide. You may be thinking: City council, Adelaide, social enterprises. How did these three things come together? Do you know where Adelaide is or...

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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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A Circular Business Model: Your Next Business Model

 A Circular Business Model: Your Next Business Model

10-12-2015 Linear business models have proven to have limited potential. Circular business models are the future.  Companies like Caterpillar, Desso, and Michelin among many others, are rethinking and redesigning their products. They employ new design, new materials and new business models....

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Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur winners of Thinkers50 Strategy Award 2015

 Alex Osterwalder & Yves Pigneur winners of Thinkers50 Strategy Award 2015

10-11-2015 Every two years, Thinkers50 produces the world’s most prestigious ranking of management thinkers. This year, Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur won the Strategy Award 2015  and ranked #15 on the Thinkers50 Ranking 2015, after Michael Porter (#1), Clayton Christensen (#2), Kim &...

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Building our presence in the USA

 Building our presence in the USA

22-10-2015 Exciting news! Starting October 1st, our colleague Maaike Doyer, Global Strategy Designer and CFO, moved from Amsterdam to San Francisco. With this move Business Models Inc. makes a strategic choice to further build and strengthen the Business Models Inc. brand and exposure. By supporting...

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Is Your Business Model NDIS Ready?

 Is Your Business Model NDIS Ready?

21-07-2015 If you want to change the world, change the metaphor  – Joseph Campbell The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) in Australia is a phase change for the sector. Just like a phase transition in physics (like ice to water to vapour); this kind of change will require a huge...

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MARIBE: FRESHWATCHING TO UNLOCK POTENTIAL

 MARIBE: FRESHWATCHING TO UNLOCK POTENTIAL

13-07-2015 Since March 2015, Business Models Inc. is collaborating with 11 partners in the Maribe project, sponsored by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Commission. Maribe stands for Marine Investment in the Blue Economy. The objective of the project is to understand value creation within...

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MARIBE: FRESHWATCHING TO UNLOCK POTENTIAL