business model innovation

45 min Keynote Video on Business Model Innovation

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Below a free goody: A video of one of my latest keynote talks in the Netherlands at Media Plaza. 45 minutes on business model innovation. The audience was from the media industry, which is undergoing quite some transition.

Enjoy the video (and sorry for the sound problems...):

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Interview at Mediaplaza Event in Netherland

by: Alexander Osterwalder

I'm just back from giving a keynote at a conference in the Netherlands and Ireland. The first one was about new business models in the media industry and the second one was Ireland's big innovation conference that takes place every two years.

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Slideshare Contest: Why Business Models Matter

by: Alexander Osterwalder

I finally succeeded to submit a powerpoint presentation to the "world's best presentation contest" on slideshare.net, after some initial problems with the submission options (they simply disappeared before the end of the deadline...).

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Visual Thinking Books - References and Reviews

by: Alexander Osterwalder

At the moment I am completely immersed in reading about visual thinking for my upcoming book on business model innovation. Do you wonder what the connection is? Well, the book I'm working on will be very visual and practical, containing only the very necessary text...

Visual tools are an increasing must in the executive toolbox - particularly when you think of all those terrible ppt-decks and never-read-business-plans full of text and numbers.

Let me briefly share some of the literature I have been looking into the last few days:

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What is a Business Model?

by: Alexander Osterwalder

Update: Based on the overwhelming interest this post got, I updated and republished the version from 2005.

A business model is nothing else than a representation of how an organization makes (or intends to make) money. This can be nicely described through the 9 building blocks illustrated in the graphic below, which we call "business model canvas".

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Applying Business Model Thinking

by: Alexander Osterwalder

The last 2 weeks I had a couple of interesting meetings in Amsterdam and Zurich with business people who apply business model thinking in very different domains. These meetings are part of my quest to understand how people use the concept of business models (BM). It was also a pleasure to see how three of the five use my business model canvas (9 building block approach) to fit their professional needs.

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Walmart's Latest Innovation - It's Free Classified

by: Idris Mootee

Two interesting businesses launched this week and both worth special mention. First one is Wal-Mart has decided to compete with Craiglist and Kijiji (an eBay company); they quietly launched a free online classified service, and sell practically anything to anyone. It is still at pilot stage and currently carries 30 mil items. I searched for Tiffany and I got this Tiffany bracelet for $135. There's no fees involved for buyer and seller. I don't think eBay likes this idea.

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Best Management Book 2009: 'Business Model Innovation' by Osterwalder & Pigneur, Produced by ULURU

by: Alexander Osterwalder

The title of this blogpost is probably a bit cocky and it would certainly be completely off the mark if it were just about another management book...

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Video: Business Model Innovation in Private Banking

by: Alexander Osterwalder

This week I participated in a high-level panel on strategic and operational private banking models in the 21st century in Zurich Switzerland. I talked about business model innovation in private banking (not meaning the innovative financial products that provoked the current financial turmoil, of course).

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