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International Strategy Designers – ASSEMBLE!

 International Strategy Designers – ASSEMBLE!

10-08-2016 Like an annual design thinker’s pilgrimage, each year Business Models Inc. team members descend on our Amsterdam HQ from across the globe to share experiences and ideas, work together on the global business, and co-create the future. It’s an important tradition. This...

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A SURPRISING LEADER IN BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION: HOSPITALS, HEALTH SYSTEMS AND HEALTH MINISTRIES

 A SURPRISING LEADER IN BUSINESS MODEL INNOVATION: HOSPITALS, HEALTH SYSTEMS AND HEALTH MINISTRIES

08-08-2016 It is often said that healthcare has been slow to move into the digital era and that provider organizations struggle to fully meet the needs of patients and their families. While these comments have merit, my intention is not to lament, but to use healthcare providers as a leading...

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Is your business portfolio future proof or not? Let’s see!

 Is your business portfolio future proof or not? Let’s see!

01-08-2016 In the conversations I have with CxO’s, and the strategy work and trainings I do with companies, the sustainability of the business portfolio is often a topic of interest. And with good reason! Too often the conclusion is that the portfolio is not future proof, which might not...

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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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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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A Circular Business Model: Your Next Business Model