Business Model Generation

Author: Alexander Osterwalder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118656402
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Business Model Generation is a handbook for visionaries, game changers, and challengers striving to defy outmoded business models and design tomorrow's enterprises. If your organization needs to adapt to harsh new realities, but you don't yet have a strategy that will get you out in front of your competitors, you need Business Model Generation. Co-created by 470 "Business Model Canvas" practitioners from 45 countries, the book features a beautiful, highly visual, 4-color design that takes powerful strategic ideas and tools, and makes them easy to implement in your organization. It explains the most common Business Model patterns, based on concepts from leading business thinkers, and helps you reinterpret them for your own context. You will learn how to systematically understand, design, and implement a game-changing business model--or analyze and renovate an old one. Along the way, you'll understand at a much deeper level your customers, distribution channels, partners, revenue streams, costs, and your core value proposition. Business Model Generation features practical innovation techniques used today by leading consultants and companies worldwide, including 3M, Ericsson, Capgemini, Deloitte, and others. Designed for doers, it is for those ready to abandon outmoded thinking and embrace new models of value creation: for executives, consultants, entrepreneurs, and leaders of all organizations. If you're ready to change the rules, you belong to "the business model generation!"

Public Sector Entrepreneurship and the Integration of Innovative Business Models

Author: Lewandowski, Mateusz
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522522164
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

While private, for-profit businesses have typically been the most experienced with entrepreneurship, the study of public sector business models is coming to the forefront of entrepreneurial discussions. This shift has allowed researchers and practitioners to expand on their knowledge of positive business choices and paved the way for more profitable business empires. Public Sector Entrepreneurship and the Integration of Innovative Business Models is a comprehensive source of academic research that discusses the latest entrepreneurial strategies, achievements, and challenges in public sector contexts. Highlighting relevant topics such as public management, crowdsourcing, municipal cooperation, and public sector marketing, this is an ideal resource for managers, practitioners, researchers, and professionals interested in learning more about public sector business ideals, and how these models are shaping positive entrepreneurial communities around the world.

Handbook of Research on Business Models in Modern Competitive Scenarios

Author: Jamil, George Leal
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522572664
Release Date: 2018-12-21
Genre: Business & Economics

Business models are regarded as a main emerging topic in the management area for opportune science-driven practical conceptions and applications. They represent how organizations are proposed and planned, as well as how they establish a market and social relations, manage strategic resources, and make decisions. However, companies must produce new solutions for strategic sustainability, performance measurement, and overall managerial conditions for these business models to be implemented effectively. The Handbook of Research on Business Models in Modern Competitive Scenarios depicts how business models contribute to strategic competition in this new era of technological and social changes as well as how they are conceptualized, studied, designed, implemented, and in the end, how they can be improved. Featuring research on topics such as creating shared value, global scenarios, and organizational intelligence, this book provides pivotal information for scientific researchers, business decision makers, strategic planners, consultants, managers, and academicians.

Entrepreneurship

Author: Heidi M. Neck
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483383545
Release Date: 2016-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

From Heidi Neck, one of the most influential thinkers in entrepreneurship education today, Chris Neck, an award-winning professor, and Emma Murray, business consultant and author, comes this ground-breaking new text. Entrepreneurship: The Practice and Mindset catapults students beyond the classroom by helping them develop an entrepreneurial mindset so they can create opportunities and take action in uncertain environments. Based on the world-renowned Babson Entrepreneurship program, this new text emphasizes practice and learning through action. Students learn entrepreneurship by taking small actions and interacting with stakeholders in order to get feedback, experiment, and move ideas forward. Students walk away from this text with the entrepreneurial mindset, skillset, and toolset that can be applied to startups as well as organizations of all kinds. Whether your students have backgrounds in business, liberal arts, engineering, or the sciences, this text will take them on a transformative journey.

Reinventing Giants

Author: Bill Fischer
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118602249
Release Date: 2013-03-07
Genre: Business & Economics

A compelling profile of an emerging Chinese competitor Chinese firms are reinventing their business models, theircorporate cultures, and themselves, becoming global competitors whoincreasingly offer knowledge rather than cheap labour in theirquest to join the ranks of the "world's best" companies. This bookoffers a compelling profile of the most ambitious of these emergingChinese competitors, the Haier Corporation (the world's largestmanufacturer of home appliances), and shares insights on how oneorganization has repeatedly reinvented its business model andcorporate culture in an effort to sustain its success. Reinventing Giants provides an exclusive look within theHaier Corporation and shows how managerial accountability andresponsibility have been repositioned at every level of theorganization, with the core value of market-centricity, whilealigning strategy on each level of management. It includes actualwork reports that show this process in detail from the ground up.The authors emphasize how a belief in the liberation of employeetalent has consistently been the driving force underlying Haier'ssuccess. Includes the remarkable story of Haier's turnaround and howthese lessons can be applied to other organizations Contains information for any company grappling with competitionin the global marketplace Shows how to liberate employees' talent to drive businesssuccess Written by Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management atIMD in Switzerland, Umberto Lago, Professor of Management atBologna University, Italy, and Fang Liu, Research Associate ofIMD Reinventing Giants helps global managers rethink theirown business models and accompanying corporate cultures in order tobe able to apply Haier's lessons directly to their ownorganizations.

Not for Free

Author: Saul J. Berman
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422172896
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Businees model disruption affects not just entertainment, media, and retail companies, but many other industries where supply chains, production lines, distribution channels, and the products and services themselves are becoming more digital. In INFORMATION RULES, Hal Varian and Carl Shapiro discussed how traditional sources of revenues were being threatened as new ventures entered the market, offering new business models, innovating partnership approaches, and changing the integral nature of the value chain. This book moves beyond predictions of academics and maps out the practices that work. Berman helps readers to analyze and distill their new revenue generating opportunities into the action plans lacking in most existing books. By closely examining how the best companies are exploiting new revenue models, Berman suggests seven key components of new strategy execution. Discussing new products, market segments, pricing strategies, indirect revenue streams through networked communities, and other models, this book provides lessons for Monday morning as well as a look at the bigger picture of how revenue innovation informs larger business model innovation and longer term corporate strategy.

How to Become Innovative

Author: Tony Davila
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133742626
Release Date: 2013-08-08
Genre: Business & Economics

Making Innovation Work presents a formal innovation process proven to work at HP, Microsoft, and Toyota to help ordinary managers drive top and bottom line growth from innovation. The authors have drawn on their unsurpassed innovation consulting experience -- as well as the most thorough review of innovation research ever performed. They'll show what works, what doesn't, and how to use management tools to dramatically increase the payoff from innovation investments. Learn how to define the right strategy for effective innovation, how to structure an organization to innovate best, how to implement management systems to assess ongoing innovation, how to incentivize teams to deliver, and much more. This book offers the first authoritative guide to using metrics at every step of the innovation process -- from idea creation and selection through prototyping and commercialization. This updated edition refreshes the examples used throughout the book and features a new introduction that gives currency to the principles covered throughout. ¿ For years, Creating Breakthrough Products has offered an indispensable roadmap for uncovering new opportunities, identifying what customers really value, and building products and services that redefine markets -- or create entirely new markets. Now, the authors have thoroughly updated their classic book, adding brand-new chapters on service design and global innovation, plus new insights, best practices, and case studies from both U.S. and global companies. Their new second edition presents: Revolutionary (Apple-style) and evolutionary (Disney-style) approaches to innovation: choosing between them, and making either one work More coverage of Value Opportunity Analysis and ethnography New case studies ranging from Navistar's latest long-haul truck to P+G's reinvention of Herbal Essences, plus updates to existing cases New coverage of the emerging environment of product-service ecosystems Additional visual maps and illustrations that make the book more intuitive and accessible Readers will find new insights into identifying Product Opportunity Gaps that can lead to enormous success, navigating the "Fuzzy Front End" of product development, and leveraging contributions from diverse product teams -- while staying relentlessly focused on their customers' values and lifestyles, from strategy through execution.

The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists

Author: Jenifer Fox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118094426
Release Date: 2011-08-02
Genre: Education

Hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of each child The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is thedefinitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K-12. Ready forimmediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developinginstructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organizedinto 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practicalexamples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used oradapted to meet students' diverse needs. Coverage includescurriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies,assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (fromLanguage Arts to Math to Physical Education), new media, etc. Offers an easy-to-use guide that gives quick tips and methodsto plan effectively for delivering truly differentiatedlessons Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies,assessments, and more Jennifer Fox is the author of the bestselling book YourChild's Strengths The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is ahands-on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all studentsso that they can reach their full potential.

The 100 Most Significant Events in American Business

Author: Quentin R. Skrabec
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313398629
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Business & Economics

This reference book details the top 100 groundbreaking events in the history of American business, featuring case studies of successful companies who challenged traditional operating paradigms, historical perspectives on labor laws, management practices, and economic climates, and an examination of the impact of these influences on today's business practices. * Chronology of key events in the history of American business from 1630 to the present * Helpful sidebars of the evolution of key terms used today * Comprehensive index includes category, company names, personal names, and cross references to other events * Suggestions for further reading for each article * 10 relevant charts and tables * Appendix of relevant sources * 80 key primary documents supporting major events in American business

How to Innovate in Marketing Collection

Author: Monique Reece
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 9780133443110
Release Date: 2013-04-27
Genre: Business & Economics

A brand new collection of authoritative guides to marketing innovation 4 authoritative books deliver state-of-the-art guidance for more innovative, more effective, more measurably successful marketing! This 4-book collection will help you bring world-class innovation to marketing and everything that touches it! Start with Making Innovation Work: a formal process that can help you drive top and bottom line growth from innovation throughout marketing and beyond. Packed with new examples, it will help you define the right strategy for effective marketing innovation… structure organizations and incentivize teams to innovate… implement management systems to assess your progress… effectively use metrics from idea creation through commercialization. Next, in Real-Time Marketing for Business Growth, top business consultant Monique Reece offers a proven, start-to-finish blueprint for igniting profitable, sustainable growth. Reece’s “PRAISE” process builds growth through six interrelated steps: Purpose, Research, Analyze, Implement, Strategize, and Evaluate/Execute. She demonstrates how to use fast, agile real-time planning techniques that are tightly integrated with execution… how to clarify your company’s purpose, customer value, and best opportunities… fix sales and marketing problems that have persisted for decades… accurately measure marketing’s real value… combine proven traditional marketing techniques with new social media practices… systematically and continually improve customer experience and lifetime value. Then, in Marketing in the Moment, leading Web marketing consultant Michael Tasner shows exactly how to drive maximum value from advanced Web, online, mobile, and social marketing. Discover which new technologies deliver the best results (and which rarely do)... how to use virtual collaboration to executive marketing projects faster and at lower cost... how to build realistic, practical action plans for the next three months, six months, and twelve months. Finally, in Six Rules for Brand Revitalization, Larry Light and Joan Kiddon teach invaluable lessons from one of the most successful brand revitalization projects in business history: the reinvigoration of McDonald’s®. Larry Light, the Global CMO who spearheaded McDonald’s breakthrough marketing initiatives, presents a systematic blueprint for resurrecting any brand, and driving it to unprecedented levels of success. Light and Joan Kiddon illuminate their blueprint with specific examples, offering detailed “dos” and “don’ts” for everything from segmentation to R&D, leadership to execution. If you’re in marketing (or anywhere near it) this collection’s techniques can powerfully and measurably improve your performance, starting today! From world-renowned marketing experts Tony Davila, Marc Epstein, Robert Shelton, Monique Reece, Michael Tasner, Larry Light, and Joan Kiddon

Export to Explode Cash Flow and Profits

Author: Lauri Elliott
Publisher: Conceptualee Publishing
ISBN: 9781453653166
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Genre:

As the economic recovery in the United States moves slowly, regions like Asia, Africa, and South America are growing well - some explosively. Wouldn't you like to experience explosive business growth? The key is to gain access to areas of growth, and exporting is one strategy for U.S. firms to do that. Exporting is not just for large firms anymore-today, entrepreneurs and small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can easily reap the benefits of exporting. "It's no longer just about the assets you own but the resources into which you can tap," says the author, Lauri Elliott. Take advantage of exporting opportunities with the simple strategy of using leverage points. The Leverage Point Strategy(tm) and 11 other leverage points in this book - like demand-driven exporting and language and culture - will help you explore new pathways for shaping an export strategy that can build cash flow and profits even during the worst of times.

Designing for Growth

Author: Jeanne Liedtka
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231527965
Release Date: 2011-06-28
Genre: Business & Economics

Jeanne Liedtka and Tim Ogilvie educate readers in one of the hottest trends in business: "design thinking," or the ability to turn abstract ideas into practical applications for maximal business growth. Liedtka and Ogilvie cover the mind-set, techniques, and vocabulary of design thinking, unpack the mysterious connection between design and growth, and teach managers in a straightforward way how to exploit design's exciting potential. Exemplified by Apple and the success of its elegant products and cultivated by high-profile design firms such as IDEO, design thinking unlocks creative right-brain capabilities to solve a range of problems. This approach has become a necessary component of successful business practice, helping managers turn abstract concepts into everyday tools that grow business while minimizing risk.

Global Innovation Science Handbook

Author: Praveen Gupta
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071792714
Release Date: 2013-11-12
Genre: Business & Economics

A GROUNDBREAKING GUIDE TO THE ART, SCIENCE, TOOLS, AND DEPLOYMENT OF INNOVATION "It has never been more important to educate people and organizations how to out-imagine, out-create, and out-innovate....The insight and experiences captured by [this book] make an important contribution toward reaching this goal." -- From the Foreword by Deborah Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness Developed by the editors of the International Journal of Innovation Science and featuring contributions from more than 40 innovation experts and thought leaders, Global Innovation Science Handbook presents a proven approach for understanding and implementing innovation in any industry. This pioneering work is based on a defined body of knowledge that includes intent, methodology, tools, and measurements. It challenges the popular paradigm that "learned" innovation is impossible, and lays out a systematic process for developing innovation skills. Each chapter can be independently read and utilized in the daily practice of innovation. Real-world case studies from financial, government, and education sectors illustrate the concepts discussed in this definitive resource. Global Innovation Science Handbook covers: Preparing for innovation--establishing a framework and creating a culture for innovation Key innovation concepts, such as creativity, neuroscience, biomimetics, benchmarking, and ethnography Creativity tools, including Kano analysis, storyboarding, absence thinking, Lotus Blossom, SCAMPER, and others Techniques essential to innovation science, such as Six Thinking Hats, mind mapping, social networks, market research, and lead user analysis Innovation radar, indices, and other measurements Idea management--the process of creating, screening, exploring, and evaluating ideas to bring those most valuable from concept to reality Innovation methodologies, including TRIZ, Brinnovation, crowdsourcing, Eureka, stage gate, and others Deployment--a life-cycle approach involving inspiration, strategy, organization, excellence, culture, measurement, protection of intellectual property, and launch Case studies featuring cutting-edge technological innovations in finance, government, and education

Bad Boy

Author: Joseph Warren
Publisher: Badboy Publishing
ISBN: 0692377662
Release Date: 2015-04-04
Genre:

From the GUT Instead of Scripture. Is this a religious book? No. But if you are a Christian, then this book will help you to strengthen your faith and show you how to bring your faith into your business without being ashamed or embarrassed. If you are not religious then simply take the shrewd business advice and be inspired by how this once self-centered man was able to achieve success several times over his career. From cheating death twice and verbally accosting businessmen to humbly growing a company, Joseph's stories of facing his greatest fears head-on are ones you will never forget. Hysterical in the beginning and pensive in the middle, you'll end the book motivated to impact the marketplace for the better. This book will help you to: - Stop living a double-sided life between who you are and who you want to be - Unwrap God's perfect plan for your life and unleash 90% of your untapped potential - Kick fear in the face and become unstoppable in your business and personal life WARNING! Don't open this book unless you're ready to become the-best-version-of-yourself!