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Articles

Business Model  Mythbusting in the Circular Economy
November 15, 2016

Circular economy, business model myths, people-centered capitalism, and business model innovation as the strongest tool for survival and resilience.

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Designing for Human Dignity in the New Economy
November 2, 2016

Competing Design Philosophies in the Two-Sided Marketplace of Time

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Do You Suffer from Value Proposition Confusion?
October 19, 2016

A word battle may be increasing your product fail rate. Two views of what makes a strong value proposition cause arguments and confusion in new product development. Know both methods to increase your clarity and success rates.

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Data Driven Case Studies
September 22 2016

Looking forward to emceeing Data Case Studies at Strata+Hadoop on Tuesday, September 27, 2016.

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6 Signs the Future Will Not Be Advertised
August 10, 2016

Here are six early signals that show a potential future without advertising and one giant reason we should celebrate.

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Can You Define Your Strategy on One Page?
August 3, 2016

Here’s a roundup of one page strategy tools our opinion of which tools work best.

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Admit it, No One Likes Failure
June 30, 2016

In Silicon Valley, failure is “accepted, even encouraged.” Or is it?

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Design for the Angry Citizen
June 16, 2016

Airbnb and systems of trust.

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Customer Delight is Elusive – Focus on Customer Pain
May 19, 2016

In innovation circles, pain points are what we seek when we introduce a completely novel solution – because it is typically only at that moment of clear and conscious pain that a customer will consider an alternative.

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Are IPOs the Death of Innovation?
May 3, 2016

It would seem that young founders no longer dream of ringing the NASDAQ bell. The initial public offering (IPO) –  the first sale of stock by a company to the general investing public – used to be the goal post for entrepreneurs.

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If Bias is Fast, Slow is the Antidote
April 26, 2016

We like to think we are all reasonable open-minded humans who do not pre-judge other others, but much of bias happens hidden away from our conscious decisions. We all have bias. Our unconscious mind is wrong, often, especially on matters that truly would benefit from thinking rationally.

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Startups vs. Corporates
April 19, 2016

The Blank Slate, Dominant Logic, and the Financialization of Corporate America.


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Why Your HealthTech Market Analysis May Be Wrong
April 4, 2016

And what to do about it. How we look at trying to predict the future, current market dynamics, and competitive threats is wrong if we’re only looking at incumbent competition.

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Unfreezing the Innovation Budget
March 17, 2016

Counter arguments to the three biggest risks faced by CFOs today. Why aren’t companies amping up their innovation investments in 2016?

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If You Have Innovation in Your Job Title
February 10, 2016

Your job is about to get more accountable. Alphabet and Wall Street’s appetite for innovation.

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So You Want to Control Your Own Destiny, Do You?
January 25, 2016

Founder motivations and control for impact entrepreneurs

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3 Questions to Predict Who Will Survive in 2026
January 6, 2016

Innovation and the Non-Linear Growth Competency Gap

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The Fed Rates Rose: Let’s Panic
December 17, 2015

A Federal Reserve Rate Hike primer for why business leaders who focus on fundamentals can remain calm.

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Can We Change the Rules of the Game?
December 2, 2015

Are the rules always set for a winner-take-all outcome?

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Nonprofit or For Profit or Something In-Between?
November 23, 2015

What kind of company is best for my idea?…

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The Models That We Live By
November 12, 2015

Are the business models we use constraining us from building the future we want?… Read More.


Finding Your Customer Pain Points: How Far Do You Go?
November 4, 2015

One of the first jobs in unlocking a business model is to define a customer segment, and figure out customer “pain points.” You know you’ve struck gold when you uncover a “hair on fire” problem.. Read More.


Should Social Impact Companies be Held to Higher Standards?
October 15, 2015

Should social impact companies be held to a higher standard than good old fashioned profit seeking companies? Read More.


Business Models are in the Eye of the Beholder
September 10, 2015
All hail the subscription economy! Subscriptions are antiquated! How industry dominant logic and investor expectations shape our understanding of business models. Read More.


The Promise and Perils of Pattern Matching
September 2, 2015

How can organizations quickly and effectively gain support for new business ideas? The Hollywood-Style Elevator Pitch. Read More.


Google’s Dominant-Logic Problem
August 19, 2015
Could the conglomerate structure, as Google is defining Alphabet, represent the boldest and most innovative move yet within the entire class of super-tech companies? Learn how Google is attempting to tackle Dominant Logic. Read More.


Does Your Business Model Support a 32-Hour Workweek?
August 12, 2015
Treehouse has shifted the entire company over to a 32-hour work week, starting at the top down…Read More.


Three Business Model Myths Debunked
July 27, 2015
When is the best time to begin thinking about your business model? Answer: Now.
If you are wondering about how your business will generate revenue and profitability to grow, then start if you haven’t already. But first let’s clear up some myths that plague early stage founders and intrapreneurs when they start tinkering with a new idea… Read More.


Don’t Just Sell Your Product
July 26, 2015
5 better business model options for product companies. 
See how hardware and product makers are combining business models from software, coffee makers, and the razorblade industry to redefine how we want, use, and love things. Read More

 


The Day the Business Model was Born: A Personal History
July 24, 2015
Lessons learned from a tech analyst when Netscape first had their IPO. Read More