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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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How Toyota Financial Services created Strategic Alignment using Business Modeling Tools

 How Toyota Financial Services created Strategic Alignment using Business Modeling Tools

18-06-2015 To show how various companies use business modeling tools to transform their business, Strategyzer published our story of how we helped Toyota Financial Services strengthen the organisation’s alignment around a strategic goal.   In 2012 Toyota Financial Services (TFS), the...

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Videos: Patrick van der Pijl on Business Model Innovation

 Videos: Patrick van der Pijl on Business Model Innovation

17-06-2015 Patrick van der Pijl, CEO of Business Models Inc. and producer of the worldwide bestseller Business Model Generation regularly delivers keynote speeches and masterclasses about Business Model Innovation worldwide. Below you find some videos of speeches, masterclasses and interviews. Interested...

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The often overlooked Z-Axis of Business Models

 The often overlooked Z-Axis of Business Models

27-05-2015 Since its first appearance in 2008, Alexander Osterwalder’s Business Model Canvas (BMC) and book, Business Model Generation, co-authored by Yves Pigneur, and produced by Patrick van der Pijl, CEO of Business Models Inc., have absolutely changed the way we look at how businesses...

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Try the 9 Box Visual Challenge!

 Try the 9 Box Visual Challenge!

10-05-2015 Business Models Inc. continues to inspire Chicago with their Visual Thinking approach driven by rigorous Business Design Skills. The 9 Box Visual Challenge has become a standard “warm up” process for Business Models Inc. consultants within the Chicago team, most of whom would...

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Value Proposition Design: coming this Fall

 Value Proposition Design: coming this Fall

11-08-2014 In 2009 the first copy of Business Model Generation was sold. Now, 5 years later, more than 1 million copies of the book have been sold worldwide, it has been translated into 30 different languages and there are more than 5 million Business Model Canvas users. This Fall, it’s time...

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8 tips to start with visual meetings

 8 tips to start with visual meetings

02-02-2014 Visual meetings are not only more fun than normal meetings, they are also more interactive and productive. Participants of visual meetings are more engaged and prepared for action. During our workshop Visual Meetings, that we organize twice a year at our office in Amsterdam, we share...

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Case: Toyota Financial Services

 Case: Toyota Financial Services

02-02-2014 CEO George Borst didn’t want to sit around and watch Toyota Financial Services’ (TFS) profits dwindle. “I realized we needed a motivating rally cry,” says Borst. “We needed to look at every process, procedure, and product that we had – actually our total business model....

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Case: Toyota Financial Services