Alexander Osterwalder

Switzerland joins the United Nations of Futurelab

It seems to be Switzerland week.  On Monday I was in Basel to discover the wonderful world of pharma, and today we are joined by a new contributor: Dr. Alexander Osterwalder who is a partner at the avant-garde Swiss company Arvetica.

Alexander will regularly update us with cutting edge thinking in the areas of strategy, business model development, design and innovation. 

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The Architecture of Banking

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Today I was invited to Professor Jeffrey Huang’s class on “The Architecture of Banking” to comment on his students’ projects at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL).

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Need more Focus and Alignement in your Organization? How to Approach the 5 Strategy-Focused Organization Principles.

by: Alexander Osterwalder

In their 2001 book “The Strategy-Focused Organization” (SFO), the authors, Kaplan and Norton, refer to a survey made by management consultants which reports that fewer than 10% of effectively formulated strategies were successfully implemented. In a 1999 Fortune cover story they specify: “In the majority of the cases -we estimate 70%- the real problem [isn’t bad strategy], […] but bad execution.”

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Segmentation & Strategic Business Model Implications: Private Banks & Sports Stars

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Nintendo’s Blue Ocean Strategy: Wii

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Value Proposition Design Template

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Business Model Innovation and Change

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The Business Model Innovation Cycle: From Environmental Framing to Implementation

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Success = Business Model Design AND Implementation

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Many people talking about business models fail to distinguish between business model design and business model implementation/execution. Yet, it is crucial to realize the difference between the two because they both require very different skills.

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