Negotiating New Business Models and Culture in an Age of Connected Machines

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

This is the first in a four-part series. What do these recent events have in common: In NYC, the choice of startup Vievu has not mollified community activists, who continue to ask tough questions about the technology, methods, procedures, and implications through legal opposition. In sum, connected devices will change how we connect, communicate, govern, and live. Companies with foresight … Read More

The Business Model Growth Map

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

The Business Model Growth Map You know you need to clarify where your business model is headed. The most valued companies today never stop creating new business models. Profitable innovators change their business models twice as frequently as their peers. > 90% of all business model innovations recombine existing ideas and concepts from other industries. This sounds harder than it … Read More

Will Your Health Business Model Survive?

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Stress-testing your business for a new policy agenda Since the election, US stocks are mostly up. Except hospital stocks. Public hospitals like HCA are worth looking at the stock charts to see how wrong we were about the election – rising high the day before, tanking the day after. Then there are the health insurance companies like Aetna and Cigna … Read More

Moving Beyond the Post-Election Confusion in Your Company

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

An exercise to re-engage and build the future you want to see “I don’t care what you say about this election, our stock price is at an all time high so it can’t be that bad. This administration might be the best thing ever.” said Rogerio, who voted for Gary Johnson, the Libertarian candidate. “How can you say that!!! That … Read More

Business Model Myth Busting in the Circular Economy

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Today at 11 EST I’ll be giving an online talk for the virtual Circular Economy “Dif” Festival put on by the Ellen MacCarthur Foundation. What was planned to be a thorough analysis of common business model mis-conceptions has changed in light of recent events. We will discuss: Join us online at 11, Jen In a pay-per-use business model, use of a … Read More

Designing for Human Dignity in the New Economy

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Competing Design Philosophies in the Two-Sided Marketplace of Time The Sopranos series was violent. But the most painful scenes for me drew a hyper realistic version of my Northern New Jersey upbringing. There’s that scene in season one, episode three, when Carmela hires her restaurant owner friend Charmaine to do some catering for a fundraiser. The scene is subtle. You … Read More

Do You Suffer from Value Proposition Confusion?

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

A word battle may be increasing your product fail rate “I’m not sure if we’ve fully described the pain points for the patient customer, let’s take another crack at that one,” said the product manager. She was trained as a computer scientist and was practicing a method she recently learned at a “Lean Startup for the Enterprise” workshop. “Customer pain? … Read More

The Future of Your Job: Will You be Automated, or Augmented?

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Data Intelligence, Cognitive Bias, and Emerging Tech   You don’t always realize at the moment of a new technology’s introduction that it was designed to take your job. I remember my early career working as an analyst grunt on Wall Street. To learn my job, I would compete with other analysts on a fun game called merger practice. We’d be … Read More

Data Driven Case Studies

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Looking forward to emceeing Data Case Studies at Strata+Hadoop on Tuesday, September 27, 2016. From banking to biotech, retail to government, nonprofit to energy, every business sector is changing in the face of abundant data. Driven by competitive pressures and rising consumer expectations, firms are getting better at defining business problems and applying data solutions. Companies like BBC, Walmart, GE, … Read More

6 Signs the Future Will Not Be Advertised

Jen van der MeerBusiness Model Practice

Steven Spielberg’s 2002 movie Minority Report was for many dark and dystopian. Tom Cruise’s character walks through an invasive screen-lined lobby bombarded by ads. When a camera identifies him with a retinal scan, a dancing 3-D video calls out to him, “John Anderton! You could use a Guinness right about now.” Some would say that future is already here, but … Read More